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synonyms for xem

  • her
  • him
  • hir
  • it
  • me
  • them
  • ver
  • you
  • zir
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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What is a synonym for xem?

Xem is a pronoun that serves the same grammatical function as him or her, except that it’s gender-neutral. Xem is typically used by people who identify as nonbinary or genderqueer, meaning that their gender identify falls outside of the strict binary of only male or only female.

For those who identify in one of these ways and who are deciding which pronouns to use, there are a lot of options.

Some pronouns similar to xem include xim, xir, zan, and zhem, among others.  The most commonly used is nonbinary them.

However, it should be noted that these shouldn’t be considered synonyms of xem in the sense that they are interchangeable when referring to the same person—the pronouns the person has specified are the ones that should be used.

Xem is often used as part of the xe/xem/xyr set of pronouns, but it is sometimes also used as part of other, similar sets, such as xie/xem/xyr.

In the next section, we’ll break down some of the nonbinary pronoun sets that people use.

What can you use instead of the word xem?

What kind of pronoun is xem?

How do you pronounce the pronoun xem?

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WORDS RELATED TO XEM

  • him
  • hir
  • it
  • me
  • them
  • ver
  • xem
  • you
  • zir
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.