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carmine is a synonym of red

adjective [ kahr-min, -mahyn ]

carmine is another word for red

Red describes something that is the primary color at the extreme end of the visual spectrum (a red rose).

Carmine describes something that is a deep purplish red color (a carmine dress).

Red refers to a spectrum of colors between orange and purple but darker than pink (He always wears a scarf that is some shade of red). Carmine describes a bold red, close to purple (She preferred a carmine lipstick).

Red is a general term, while carmine is fancy and unusual.

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anonym is a synonym of alias

noun [ an-uh-nim ]

anonym is another word for alias

✅ An alias is a false or assumed name, used to disguise a person’s identity. An alias can also be a name that a person has used at another point in time or in other circumstances (The spy used an alias while traveling).

✅ An anonym is an assumed name, generally used to disguise a person’s identity, but for possibly less villainous reasons. An anonym can also be an anonymous person or publication (She published her poetry under an anonym), in which case it is synonymous with pseudonym.

Alias is a much more common word than anonym. Read more about anonym and other unusual words that end in -nym here!

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toponym is a synonym of placename

noun [ top-uh-nim ]

toponym is another word for placename

✅ A placename is the name of a geographical place (The placenames where she lived were long and hard to remember).

✅ A toponym is a name of a geographical place or a name derived from the name of a place (It’s trendy to use toponyms as baby names, like Georgia or Brooklyn).

Placename and toponym mean the same thing, though toponym has a slightly broader meaning. In fact, toponym is literally translated as “placename” from Greek—top- “place,” and the suffix -nym (or -onym) meaning “name”!

Placename is a more commonly used term than toponym.

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