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Saturday, March 25, 2023

forthright

forthright is a synonym of blunt

adjective [ fawrth-rahyt, fohrth- ]

forthright is another word for blunt

Blunt describes a way of expressing yourself that is direct and often lacks tact (She gives very blunt advice).

Forthright describes a way of expressing yourself that gets straight to the point in a frank and clear way (She was forthright about what she thought of the plan).

Blunt and forthright both suggest expressing yourself without trying to soften what you’re saying, but blunt has a slightly more negative connotation, and emphasizes being thoughtless either on purpose or through a lack of knowledge (The coach was blunt but supportive of the players).

Forthright emphasizes speaking your mind, and has a slightly more positive connotation (We need a forthright manager who won’t use a lot of jargon or hyperbole).

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Friday, March 24, 2023

ardent

ardent is a synonym of passionate

adjective [ ahr-dnt ]

ardent is another word for passionate

Passionate describes feeling particularly strongly, either in general or about a specific thing (a passionate argument in favor of pineapple on pizza).

Ardent describes something characterized by intense feeling, or being intensely interested in or very passionate about something (an ardent fan of pop music).

Passionate and ardent both describe something that demonstrates or shows strong emotions (a passionate defense; an ardent promise).

✅ Of the two, ardent is more old-fashioned, and passionate is more commonly used.

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

rhapsodic

rhapsodic is a synonym of enthusiastic

adjective [ rap-sod-ik ]

rhapsodic is another word for enthusiastic

Enthusiastic describes being full of excitement or feeling intense interest in something (She was enthusiastic about seeing her favorite actor in a new film).

Rhapsodic describes being incredibly excited, or feeling a very powerful sense of interest and enthusiasm (He was rhapsodic about getting the concert tickets).

✅ Both enthusiastic and rhapsodic describe being excited and interested in something, especially when that excitement influences the way you behave.

Rhapsodic describes a more extreme excitement than enthusiastic, and the word itself can sound formal or old-fashioned.

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