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Synonyms of sea in English:


  • 1 the sea sparkled in the sun
    informal drink, briny, salt chuck
    literary deep, main, foam
  • 2 (seas) the boat overturned in the heavy seas
  • 3 a sea of roofs and turrets
    expanse, stretch, area, tract, sweep, blanket, sheet, carpet, mass;
    multitude, host, profusion, abundance
  • adjective

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  • 1 sea creatures
    marine, ocean, oceanic;
    saltwater, seawater;
    oceangoing, seagoing, seafaring;
    technical pelagic
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    marine, maritime, nautical relating to the sea
    submarine existing, happening, or used under the sea
    hydrography the science of surveying and charting the sea


    at sea

    most of her calculus lectures left me completely at sea
    confused, perplexed, puzzled, baffled, mystified, bemused, bewildered, nonplussed, disconcerted, disoriented, dumbfounded, at a loss, at sixes and sevens
    informal flummoxed, bamboozled, fazed, discombobulated
    archaic mazed

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