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adjective as in particular, familiar to an area, informal


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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.

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.

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.

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.

From Fortune

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.

A hypothetical history of how words become part of the colloquial lexicon.

There are no naked bodies (at least in the colloquial sense).

The lanky, scandal-scarred former Congressman and purveyor of the now colloquial sext, has lived and died by the tweet.

In Austria, schnaps is a colloquial term that historically references distilled fruit brandy.

To use an US Army colloquial term, he is a "No Go" for the cabinet post.

"All they can rap and run for" is the more frequent colloquial version of this quaint phrase.

The brilliance of his wife, and her most fascinating colloquial powers, also reflected much luster upon his name.

He had traveled over Europe, and parts of the East, and possessed great colloquial powers when inclined to be sociable.

In the Attic poetry which was written in direct imitation of colloquial speech, viz.

A "growler" is a colloquial term applied to icebergs of small mass, which therefore only show a small portion above the surface.

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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to colloquial, such as: conversational, vernacular, chatty, common, demotic, and dialectal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.