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Tuesday, September 29, 2020


belie is a synonym of contradict

verb [ bih-lahy ]

belie is another word for contradict

To belie is to create an impression that is inconsistent with the facts or that contradicts evidence. For instance, if a friend is feeling very nervous and insecure about a presentation but somehow manages to give off an aura of nonchalant confidence while delivering it, you could say their casual, relaxed manner belies their insecurity. The core idea of belie is one of misrepresentation, though the term does not usually suggest an intent to deceive; rather it used to point out notable or striking variances or contradictions.

Commonly found as

belie the fact
His naive remarks belie the fact that he has more experience and knowledge on the topic than anyone in the room.
appearance + belie
The delicate appearance of the basket belies its sturdiness.

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Monday, September 28, 2020


candid is a synonym of open

adjective [ kan-did ]

candid is another word for open

If a person is open about their feelings on a topic, they speak freely and hold nothing back. When someone is described as candid, it usually means they are frank, outspoken, and sincere—sometimes unpleasantly so. A candid remark is one free from reservation or disguise. Candid is also used to refer to things that are unposed and informal, such as a candid photo.

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candid conversation
The partners had a very candid conversation about their future together, and it was long overdue.
refreshingly candid
The celebrity was refreshingly candid about her childhood and rise to stardom.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020


appreciate is a synonym of like

verb [ uh-pree-shee-eyt ]

appreciate is another word for like

To like something is to regard it with favor or to find it agreeable. To appreciate something is to value it highly or to be grateful for it. This verb suggests wise judgment, delicate perception, and keen insight in realizing the worth of something. You might appreciate (or be grateful) for a friend’s thoughtfulness or appreciate (regard highly) the nuanced flavors of a fine wine. Appreciate is also used to talk about grasping something mentally or being aware of it, as in the case of someone who appreciates (but is not grateful for!) the dangers of a situation.

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appreciate + help
The all-volunteer staff at the local animal shelter greatly appreciates the extra help they get around the holidays.
respect and appreciate
The negative feedback was not easy to hear, but she respected and appreciated the honest communication.

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