Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / zir
FEEDBACK
  • pron.objective singular pronoun
  • pron.a possessive form used as an attributive adjective

synonyms for zir

  • her
  • him
  • hir
  • it
  • me
  • them
  • ver
  • xem
  • you
  • my
  • your
  • his
  • her
  • its
  • vis
  • xyr
  • hir
  • their
  • our
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a synonym for zir?

Zir is a pronoun that can serve the same grammatical function as him or her (as in I gave zir the message) OR his or her (as in This is zir book), except that it’s gender-neutral. Zir 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 zir include hir and xir (both of which can be used in ways equivalent to both nonbinary them and nonbinary their).

However, it should be noted that these shouldn’t be considered synonyms of zir 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.

Zir is often used as part of the ze/zir/zir set of pronouns, but it is sometimes also used as part of other, similar sets, such as zie/zir/zir.

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 zir?

What kind of pronoun is zir?

How do you pronounce the pronoun zir?

Meet Grammar Coach
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar Coach
Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

TRY USING zir

See how your sentence looks with different synonyms.

Characters: 0/140
QUIZ
Can You Crush This Halloween Candy Quiz?
START THE QUIZ
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
Choose the synonym for future
capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO ZIR

  • hir
  • his
  • its
  • my
  • our
  • their
  • vis
  • xyr
  • your
  • zir
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.