Synonym of the day

Synonym of the day

Sunday, November 01, 2020

synonym for bold

audacious

adjective [ aw-dey-shuhs ]

audacious is another word for bold

The adjective audacious takes boldness to the extreme—and sometimes that’s a good thing. When used to describe an idea, goal, or plan, audacious usually suggests inventiveness and originality. But sometimes audacious is used to suggest brazen insolence and reckless defiance of convention, property, or law. An audacious lie, for instance, is an egregious and insidious falsehood delivered without shame.

Commonly found as

audacious goal
The committee set the audacious goal of raising $1 million for charity in a single night.
ambitious + audacious
The film was ambitious and audacious, attempting to distill the events of the last 100 years into 60 minutes of unconventional monologues.

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

synonym for treat

goody

noun [ good-ee ]

goody is another word for treat

Trick or treat—today's synonym is pretty sweet! The noun treat is used to refer to anything that affords particular pleasure or enjoyment. On Halloween, treat, of course, means candy! After accumulating a sufficient amount of treats, a pint-sized caped crusader or ferocious jungle cat might spend some time admiring their goodies. The word goody (also spelled goodie) is almost always used in the plural to refer to things especially tasty or pleasing. Something that stands the test of time, as classic song or TV episode, might be called an oldie but a goodie, and a bag of gifts given to guests at an event or party is a goody (or goodie) bag.

Commonly found as

delicious goodies
Having collected more candy than he could possibly consume, the child spent the evening taking inventory of his delicious goodies.
goodies, including
The gift bag was full of unusual goodies, including an assortment of rare chocolates.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

synonym for hobby

avocation

noun [ av-uh-key-shuhn ]

avocation is another word for hobby

An avocation is something a person does in addition to a principal occupation, especially for pleasure. In its earliest uses, avocation referred to a calling away or diversion, as from a more important or serious task, function, or duty. The suggestion of being called away persists in modern usage. A person’s vocation (“occupation or profession”) might be accounting, but they may feel called to paint. Should they do so in their free time, painting would be their avocation.

Commonly found as

vocation + avocation
Writing was both her vocation and avocation; she was able to earn a living from it and she truly enjoyed it.
lifelong avocation
After making his first pie from scratch, he knew baking would be a lifelong avocation.

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