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.

black sheep
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Grammar myths: among or between?

 

Bill and Mark swam among the sunken ships. Bill and Mark swam between the sunken ships. What’s the difference between…

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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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

(1879–1955)

German-born theoretical physicist

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fedora
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Adore the fedora: what links an item of men’s headwear and a glamorous fin-de-siècle French actress?

 

Most sources agree that the fedora, the familiar soft felt hat with a curled brim and a creased crown, sported by heroes…