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Synonym of the day

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

concise

concise is a synonym of brief

adjective [ kuhn-sahys ]

concise is another word for brief

Something that is concise, as a summary or even a definition, covers much in few words. This term suggests great efficiency of expression. A brief statement is short, but might lack key information. A concise statement ticks both boxes: it’s short and comprehensive, covering essential information in a focused and effective manner. Of course, accomplishing both is no small task, which explains why we find concise next to such glowing adverbs as admirably, wonderfully, and impressively.

Commonly found as

clear and concise
The editor's comments were always clear and concise, which helped the writers improve their articles significantly.
concise summary
The journalist offered a concise summary of the debacle on Twitter.

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Monday, November 09, 2020

vociferous

vociferous is a synonym of loud

adjective [ voh-sif-er-uhs ]

vociferous is another word for loud

When someone is described as vociferous, it means they are forcefully outspoken or vehemently insistent on something. This adjective is not used to describe sounds in the same way loud is—you probably won't hear vociferous used to describe a blaring quartet of trombones. But you might hear it used to describe a boisterous and noisy crowd, with vociferous in this context suggesting discord or clamor.

Commonly found as

vociferous critic
Much to the author's chagrin, the book reviewer with the largest following was also his most vociferous critic.
increasingly vociferous
The shareholders' calls for new management were becoming increasingly vociferous.

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Sunday, November 08, 2020

abide

abide is a synonym of tolerate

verb [ uh-bahyd ]

abide is another word for tolerate

Abide has many meanings; it comes closest to the word tolerate when used to mean “to put up with,” a sense that most often appears in negative constructions. For instance, you might not be able or willing to abide, or put up with, dishonesty. (Wise!) Abide often appears before by, as in “She refused to abide by their rules.” Here, abide takes on a slightly different meaning of “to submit to” or “to agree to.”

Commonly found as

could not abide
She took a public stand against the controversial practices, stating that she could not abide such cruelty.
abide the thought
He simply could not abide the thought of his pets scared and alone during the storm, so he rushed home.

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