Definition of synonymous in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɪˈnɒnɪməs/


1(Of a word or phrase) having the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language.
Example sentences
  • I for one do not share the view that the terms are essentially synonymous.
  • If at one point the terms were synonymous their meanings have gradually diverged.
  • Back in England, the phrase ‘mumbo jumbo’ became synonymous with rubbish rantings.
2Closely associated with or suggestive of something: his deeds had made his name synonymous with victory
More example sentences
  • Not only does the garment instantly suggest dance, it is synonymous with classical ballet.
  • Granted, Chekhov's name is not synonymous with comedy, but this work shows he has a lighter side.
  • For years, the internet has been practically synonymous with anonymity.



Pronunciation: /sɪˈnɒnɪməsli/
Example sentences
  • The term alien is used synonymously with diaspora, following custom in entrepreneurship studies.
  • The words employee and servant are used synonymously.
  • In early Christian times, the term choir, communion, and church are used almost synonymously.


Example sentences
  • No matter how we read them, their synonymousness is so witty and clever that it's impossible not to relish it.
  • To work for God, for Nature, for one's fellow-beings, understanding the practical synonymousness of these terms, is the only true Wisdom.
  • They are known as the John Lobb of Vienna, which is more of a reflection of the synonymousness of the Scheer name with Viennese shoes and the price differential between Scheer and the rest of the Viennese makers than it is of any similarity in style between them and Lobb.

Words that rhyme with synonymous

anonymous, eponymous, Hieronymus, pseudonymous

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