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synonyms for words commonly used in students' writings.

Updated on November 5, 2014

synonyms for most commonly used words


SYNONYMS FOR WORDS COMMONLY USED IN STUDENT'S WRITING

Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic,

Anger- enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden

Angry- mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused,

Answer- reply, respond, retort, acknowledge

Ask- question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request

Awful- dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant

Bad- evil, immoral, wicked, corrupt, sinful, harmful, horrible, atrocious, heinous

Beautiful - pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid

Begin - start, open, launch, initiate, commence, inaugurate, originate

Big - enormous, huge, immense, gigantic, vast, colossal, gargantuan, large, sizable,

Brave - courageous, fearless, dauntless, intrepid, plucky, daring, heroic, valorous,

Break - fracture, rupture, shatter, smash, wreck, crash, demolish, atomize

Bright - shining, shiny, gleaming, brilliant, sparkling, shimmering, radiant, vivid, colorful

Calm - quiet, peaceful, still, tranquil, mild, serene, smooth, composed, collected,

Come - approach, advance, near, arrive, reach

Cool - chilly, cold, frosty, wintry, icy, frigid

Crooked - bent, twisted, curved, hooked, zigzag

Cry - shout, yell, yowl, scream, roar, bellow, weep, wail, sob, bawl

Cut - gash, slash, prick, nick, sever, slice, carve, cleave, slit, chop, crop, lop, reduce

Dangerous - perilous, hazardous, risky, uncertain, unsafe

Dark - shadowy, unlit, murky, gloomy, dim, dusky, shaded, sunless, black, dismal, sad

Decide - determine, settle, choose, resolve

Definite - certain, sure, positive, determined, clear, distinct, obvious

Delicious - savory, delectable, appetizing, luscious, scrumptious, palatable, delightful,

Describe - portray, characterize, picture, narrate, relate, recount, represent, report,

Destroy - ruin, demolish, raze, waste, kill, slay, end, extinguish

Difference - disagreement, inequity, contrast, dissimilarity, incompatibility

Do - execute, enact, carry out, finish, conclude, effect, accomplish, achieve, attain

Dull - boring, tiring,, tiresome, uninteresting, slow, dumb, stupid, unimaginative, lifeless

Eager - keen, fervent, enthusiastic, involved, interested, alive to

End - stop, finish, terminate, conclude, close, halt, cessation, discontinuance

Enjoy - appreciate, delight in, be pleased, indulge in, luxuriate in, bask in, relish

Explain - elaborate, clarify, define, interpret, justify, account for

Fair - just, impartial, unbiased, objective, unprejudiced, honest

Fall - drop, descend, plunge, topple, tumble

False - fake, fraudulent, counterfeit, spurious, untrue, unfounded, erroneous, deceptive,

Famous - well-known, renowned, celebrated, famed, eminent, illustrious, distinguished,

Fast - quick, rapid, speedy, fleet, hasty, snappy, mercurial, swiftly, rapidly, quickly,

Fear - fright, dread, terror, alarm, dismay, anxiety, scare, awe, horror, panic,

Funny - humorous, amusing, droll, comic, comical, laughable, silly

Get - acquire, obtain, secure, procure, gain, fetch, find, score, accumulate, win, earn,

Go - recede, depart, fade, disappear, move, travel, proceed

Good - excellent, fine, superior, wonderful, marvelous, qualified, suited, suitable, apt,

Great - noteworthy, worthy, distinguished, remarkable, grand, considerable, powerful,

Gross - improper, rude, coarse, indecent, crude, vulgar, outrageous, extreme, grievous,

Happy - pleased, contented, satisfied, delighted, elated, joyful, cheerful, ecstatic,

Hate - despise, loathe, detest, abhor, disfavor, dislike, disapprove, abominate

Have - hold, possess, own, contain, acquire, gain, maintain, believe, bear, beget,

Hide - conceal, cover, mask, cloak, camouflage, screen, shroud, veil

Hurry - rush, run, speed, race, hasten, urge, accelerate, bustle

Hurt - damage, harm, injure, wound, distress, afflict, pain

Idea - thought, concept, conception, notion, understanding, opinion, plan, view, belief

Important - necessary, vital, critical, indispensable, valuable, essential, significant,

Interesting - fascinating, engaging, sharp, keen, bright, intelligent, animated, spirited,

Keep - hold, retain, withhold, preserve, maintain, sustain, support

Kill - slay, execute, assassinate, murder, destroy, cancel, abolish

Lazy - indolent, slothful, idle, inactive, sluggish

Little - tiny, small, diminutive, shrimp, runt, miniature, puny, exiguous, dinky, cramped,

Look - gaze, see, glance, watch, survey, study, seek, search for, peek, peep, glimpse,

Love - like, admire, esteem, fancy, care for, cherish, adore, treasure, worship,

Make - create, originate, invent, beget, form, construct, design, fabricate, manufacture,

Mark - label, tag, price, ticket, impress, effect, trace, imprint, stamp, brand, sign, note

Mischievous - prankish, playful, naughty, roguish, waggish, impish, sportive

Move - plod, go, creep, crawl, inch, poke, drag, toddle, shuffle, trot, dawdle, walk,

Moody - temperamental, changeable, short-tempered, glum, morose, sullen, mopish,

Neat - clean, orderly, tidy, trim, dapper, natty, smart, elegant, well-organized, super,

New - fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent

Old - feeble, frail, ancient, weak, aged, used, worn, dilapidated, ragged, faded, broken

Part - portion, share, piece, allotment, section, fraction, fragment

Place - space, area, spot, plot, region, location, situation, position, residence, dwelling,

Plan - plot, scheme, design, draw, map, diagram, procedure, arrangement, intention,

Popular - well-liked, approved, accepted, favorite, celebrated, common, current

Predicament - quandary, dilemma, pickle, problem, plight, spot, scrape, jam

Put - place, set, attach, establish, assign, keep, save, set aside, effect, achieve, do

Quiet - silent, still, soundless, mute, tranquil, peaceful, calm, restful

Right - correct, accurate, factual, true, good, just, honest, upright, lawful, moral, proper,

Run - race, speed, hurry, hasten, sprint, dash, rush, escape, elope, flee

Say/Tell - inform, notify, advise, relate, recount, narrate, explain, reveal, disclose, ,

Scared - afraid, frightened, alarmed, terrified, panicked, fearful, unnerved, insecure,

Show - display, exhibit, present, note, point to, indicate, explain, reveal, prove,

Slow - unhurried, gradual, leisurely, late, behind, tedious, slack

Stop - cease, halt, stay, pause, discontinue, conclude, end, finish, quit

Story - tale, myth, legend, fable, yarn, account, narrative, chronicle, epic, sage

Strange - odd, peculiar, unusual, unfamiliar, uncommon, queer, weird, outlandish,

Take - hold, catch, seize, grasp, win, capture, acquire, pick, choose, select, prefer,

Tell - disclose, reveal, show, expose, uncover, relate, narrate, inform, advise, explain,

Think - judge, deem, assume, believe, consider, contemplate, reflect, mediate

Trouble - distress, anguish, anxiety, worry, wretchedness, pain, danger, peril, disaster

True - accurate, right, proper, precise, exact, valid, genuine, real, actual, trusty, steady

Ugly - hideous, frightful, frightening, shocking, horrible, unpleasant, monstrous

Unhappy - miserable, uncomfortable, wretched, heart-broken, unfortunate, poor,

Use - employ, utilize, exhaust, spend, expend, consume, exercise

Wrong - incorrect, inaccurate, mistaken, erroneous, improper, unsuitable

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      Chloe Davis Smith 5 years ago from Minnesota

      As useful as this is to writers I think it should be prefaced with the fact that you need to find the most accurate word for the situation. Otherwise your writing just looks silly.

      This is a pretty sweet list. Thanks.

      I also have no idea how the picture relates to the article. Just saying.

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      divakar3368 5 years ago from Maldives

      Thanks............

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      Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

      Good first Hub! ;)