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Synonyms of word in English:


  • 1 the Italian word for “ham”
    term, name, expression, designation, locution, vocable
    formal appellation
  • 2 his words were meant kindly
    remark, comment, observation, statement, utterance, pronouncement
  • 3 (words) I've got three weeks to learn the words
    script, lyrics, libretto
  • 5 I want a word with you
    talk, conversation, chat, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, one-to-one, man-to-man;
    discussion, consultation
    informal confab, powwow
    formal confabulation
  • 6 there's no word from the hospital
    news, information, communication, intelligence;
    informal info, dope
    literary tidings
  • 7 word has it he's turned over a new leaf
    rumor, hearsay, talk, gossip
    informal the grapevine, the word on the street
  • 8 I'm waiting for the word from HQ
    instruction, order, command;
    signal, prompt, cue, tip-off
    informal go-ahead, thumbs up, green light
  • 9 Heather's word was law
    command, order, decree, edict;
    bidding, will
  • 10 our word now must be success
    motto, watchword, slogan, catchword, buzzword
  • verb

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  • 1 the question was carefully worded
    phrase, express, put, couch, frame, formulate, style;
    say, utter
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    verbal, lexical relating to words


    have words
    we had words, and Jason walked out
    in a word
    in a word, it was a miserable day for sailing
    briefly, to be brief, in short, in a nutshell, to come to the point, to cut a long story short, not to put too fine a point on it;
    to sum up, to summarize, in summary
    word for word
  • 1.1 they took down the speeches word for word
    verbatim, letter for letter, to the letter;
    exactly, faithfully
  • 2.1 a word-for-word translation
    verbatim, literal, exact, direct, accurate, faithful;
    unadulterated, unabridged
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