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[ wurd ]SEE DEFINITION OF worded
  • as inphrase
  • as input
  • as incouch
  • as inexpress

Synonyms for worded

  • couch
  • formulate
  • frame
  • present
  • put
  • say
  • term
  • utter
  • voice
  • word
  • put into words

Antonyms for worded

  • take
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I hope that resolution, as worded, will not go into the convention.

She worded her offer with too much courtesy for me to refuse it.

It was clear to her that a letter so worded was not fit for the occasion, and she destroyed it.

We have therefore to look for some loophole in the actual conditions as they were worded.

The letter was worded in a way that meant I was to bring you, or not go at all.

It was so worded that no "outsider" could guess its meaning.

I worded it carefully, for fear it might be opened before Jack arrived.

It does Felix good to think of how Miss Maliphant must have worded her refusal.

It was from Mrs. Cheyne, and was worded in a most friendly manner.

Could a divorce complaint be worded in such non-committal terms?


Old English word "speech, talk, utterance, word," from Proto-Germanic *wurdan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian word, Dutch woord, Old High German, German wort, Old Norse orð, Gothic waurd), from PIE *were- "speak, say" (see verb).

The meaning "promise" was in Old English, as was the theological sense. In the plural, the meaning "verbal altercation" (as in to have words with someone) dates from mid-15c. Word processor first recorded 1973; word processing is from 1984; word wrap is from 1977. A word to the wise is from Latin phrase verbum sapienti satis est "a word to the wise is enough." Word of mouth is recorded from 1550s.