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synonyms for colloquial

  • conversational
  • vernacular
  • chatty
  • common
  • demotic
  • dialectal
  • everyday
  • idiomatic
  • jive
  • popular
  • street
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antonyms for colloquial

MOST RELEVANT
  • correct
  • formal
  • standard
  • stilted
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How to use colloquial in a sentence

What people have suffered during the pandemic is “touch hunger,” a colloquial term for what social scientists call “affection deprivation”, a state in which individuals want or need more affection than they receive.
THERE’S A BIOLOGICAL REASON WHY WE MISS HUGS SO MUCHPURBITA SAHAAUGUST 23, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Descent of Woman fit well into a genre of colloquial science that aimed to present scientific arguments to readers with common sense but little scientific training.
TARZAN WASN’T FOR HER - ISSUE 100: OUTSIDERSERIKA LORRAINE MILAMJUNE 2, 2021NAUTILUS
Other linguistic variations that challenge AI include different slang or colloquial expressions to convey similar meanings and other paralinguistic features like tone, intonation, pacing, pausing, and pitch.
BUILDING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS WITH CONVERSATIONAL AIMARTHA LEIBSMARCH 29, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Color has not disclosed a valuation with recent rounds, making this the first official confirmation that the company is a “unicorn,” a colloquial industry term for a private startup worth over $1 billion.
HEALTH TECH PLATFORM COLOR IS A UNICORN AFTER NEW FUNDING ROUND VALUES IT AT $1.5 BILLIONDZANEMORRISJANUARY 4, 2021FORTUNE
And, hey, the name Finimondo — “the end of the world” — seems appropriate for these times, though the importer explains that the name is a colloquial expression meaning the wine is terrific.
THIS SAUVIGNON BLANC TASTES LIKE A SPLURGE, BUT DOESN’T COST LIKE ONEDAVE MCINTYREJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
"All they can rap and run for" is the more frequent colloquial version of this quaint phrase.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 177, MARCH 19, 1853VARIOUS
The brilliance of his wife, and her most fascinating colloquial powers, also reflected much luster upon his name.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
He had traveled over Europe, and parts of the East, and possessed great colloquial powers when inclined to be sociable.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
In the Attic poetry which was written in direct imitation of colloquial speech, viz.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
A "growler" is a colloquial term applied to icebergs of small mass, which therefore only show a small portion above the surface.
LOSS OF THE STEAMSHIP 'TITANIC'BRITISH GOVERNMENT
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WORDS RELATED TO COLLOQUIAL

  • colloquial
  • communicative
  • conversational
  • familiar
  • friendly
  • gabby
  • garrulous
  • gossipy
  • informal
  • intimate
  • loose-lipped
  • loquacious
  • multieloquent
  • spontaneous
  • talky
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.