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synonyms for colloquialism

  • expression
  • informality
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Now “awfully sorry” is not a western colloquialism, and the girl looked at him attentively.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
He must like to figure, to use a colloquialism,18 and his fondness for it must be genuine, almost an absorption.
OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGINEERINGCHARLES M. HORTON
For instance, the use of "most" for "almost" is distinctly, if not a vulgarism, at least a colloquialism.
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
Every proverb, every slang phrase and colloquialism, is what one might call a petrified inspiration.
A CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRYUPTON SINCLAIR
Such a compliment has seldom been paid on so early an attempt at colloquialism in a new language.
LIFE OF JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESONCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
To use a very expressive colloquialism, "He never felt himself above his job."
GREAT SINGERS ON THE ART OF SINGINGJAMES FRANCIS COOKE
But their very familiarity and colloquialism make them remarkably effective with English-speaking little ones.
MORE ENGLISH FAIRY TALESVARIOUS
Johnson, you say (p. 34) called ‘uncomeatable’ a low corrupt word: rather, as you well say, ‘a permissible colloquialism.’
LETTERS OF EDWARD FITZGERALD IN TWO VOLUMESEDWARD FITZGERALD
A colloquialism usually denoting a shilling, valued at twelve and a half cents.
ACROSS THE PLAINS TO CALIFORNIA IN 1852LODISA FRIZELL
These elements had, however, to use a colloquialism, an "exceedingly rough time."
WHAT GERMANY THINKSTHOMAS F. A. SMITH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COLLOQUIALISM

  • argot
  • colloquialism
  • dialect
  • expression
  • idiosyncrasy
  • jargon
  • language
  • lingo
  • localism
  • locution
  • parlance
  • patois
  • phrase
  • provincialism
  • set phrase
  • street talk
  • style
  • talk
  • tongue
  • usage
  • vernacular
  • vernacularism
  • word
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