SYNONYMS

Need to find the right word?

Use our dictionary of synonyms to find substitutes when you want to avoid using the same word repeatedly when speaking or writing, to find a more modern or more formal equivalent of a word, or to broaden your vocabulary.

Weird and wonderful words from the Canadian Oxford Dictionary starting with the letter c.
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On reading the Canadian Oxford Dictionary: the letter C

 

As part of an occasional series, guest blogger Nikki (@exitsideway) talks us through her ongoing project to read every word…

Questions about language

Why is the alphabet arranged the way it is? How many words are there in the English language? Get the answers to some intriguing language questions.

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Cita de la semana

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana

(1863–1952)

Spanish-born philosopher and critic

Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge

Test your spelling skills with this interactive spelling game, with difficulty levels ranging from tricky to fiendish.

David Brent The Office
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The awkward language of David Brent and The Office

 

‘David, some words would be useful here’: a sentence of exasperation from Neil Godwin, David Brent’s nemesis in the mockumentary…