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Thursday, August 06, 2020

synonym for desire

appetite

noun [ ap-i-tahyt ]

appetite is another word for desire

A desire is a longing or craving for something. An appetite is also a desire or craving, especially for food or drink. But as a synonym for desire, appetite is usually more abstract, connoting a preference, eagerness, or taste for something intangible, such as power or adventure. In these cases, appetite is usually followed by the word for to indicate the object hungered after, as in the public's appetite for change, a company's appetite for risk, or, as the case may be, a synonym seeker’s insatiable appetite for learning!

Commonly found as

insatiable appetite
His insatiable appetite for power drove him to extremes.
appetite for risk, appetite for change
The state's polling numbers suggest a strong appetite for change among voters.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

synonym for smart

astute

adjective [ uh-stoot, uh-styoot ]

astute is another word for smart

The adjectives smart and astute both describe intelligence, which takes many different forms! Smart usually implies a quick or ready mind; astute connotes robust comprehension, marked by piercing insight and impressive discernment of detail. When used to describe people, astute also suggests shrewdness, cleverness, and cunning. Someone who is described as astute, such as an astute politician, is able to not only understand a highly nuanced situation in great detail, but also use that insight to their advantage.

Commonly found as

tactically astute
She was a tactically astute manager, using what she learned by keenly observing her coworkers to enhance their productivity and morale.
astute observation
The student's astute observation opened up a whole new avenue for discussion in the classroom.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

synonym for situation

plight

noun [ plahyt ]

plight is another word for situation

A situation is a condition or set of circumstances. A particularly unfavorable or unfortunate situation is a plight. While you will sometimes encounter plight used laughingly to describe circumstances that are exceedingly manageable—lacking clean socks, he found himself in a terrible plightyou will more commonly see plight used to discuss truly dire and precarious circumstances, as those faced by workers in perilous conditions, or refugees fleeing home for reasons of personal safety.

Commonly found as

attention + plight
The organization sought to bring attention to the plight of children living in poverty.
the plight of
She hoped the leader's speech would address the plight of farmers who were being put out of business.

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