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Wednesday, July 06, 2022

quick

quick is a synonym of intelligent

adjective [ kwik ]

quick is another word for intelligent

Intelligent is the best word to describe someone who has good reasoning and understanding abilities and who has a sharp mind (an intelligent reader).

Intelligent is used in a general way to encompass a whole range of traits, whereas quick focuses specifically on how easily and rapidly someone can understand things or make connections (She was an intelligent leader; She had a quick mind).

Intelligent doesn’t necessarily mean that someone has had a lot of schooling, although it’s often used that way, while quick simply means mentally agile.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2022

pliant

pliant is a synonym of flexible

adjective [ plahy-uhnt ]

pliant is another word for flexible

Flexible is the best word to describe something that bends easily without breaking (a flexible wire).

Pliant is the best word to describe something that yields easily, or bends with very little pressure (pliant bread dough; pliant tree branch).

Flexible and pliant can also refer to someone or something that is adaptable (Their plans were flexible; She has a pliant character).

✅ However, pliant is often used to mean compliant and easily influenced, especially in a derogatory way (He’s very pliant—he’ll go along with anything).

Increase the flexibility of your vocabulary with these synonyms for pliant.

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Monday, July 04, 2022

tenacity

tenacity is a synonym of perseverance

noun [ tuh-nas-i-tee ]

tenacity is another word for perseverance

Perseverance is the perfect word to refer to persistence in spite of difficulties and setbacks (Her perseverance was a factor in her success).

Tenacity is the perfect word to refer to holding onto or working toward something—literally or figuratively—in a steadfast and dogged way (He pursued the burglary case with tenacity).

✅ Both perseverance and tenacity suggest doggedness, determination, and strength in the face of failure (It takes a lot of tenacity to achieve your goals; Their perseverance was their most notable trait).

✅ However, perseverance centers the idea of overcoming difficulty and setbacks, whereas tenacity centers the idea of holding on or continuing (Tenacity helped her through the difficult climb; It took perseverance to get her concerns heard).

Demonstrate your tenacity with these synonyms.

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