Synonym of the day

Synonym of the day

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

synonym for check

curb

verb [ kurb ]

curb is another word for check

No need to check, restrain, or even curb your enthusiasm for today’s Synonym of the Day. To curb something is to restrain or control it. This meaning is rooted in the noun sense of curb, a bit used to control a horse. However, the verb is most commonly used to talk about restricting or limiting negative forces such as violence, corruption, or pollution.

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curb emissions
The city developed an ambitious plan to drastically curb emissions and improve air quality.
help curb
The researcher did everything he could to help curb the spread of misinformation.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

synonym for shy

bashful

adjective [ bash-fuhl ]

bashful is another word for shy

The adjective bashful isn’t one for the spotlight, but it’s the center of attention today! Bashful is an adjective that means “uncomfortably diffident and easily embarrassed.” This timid term suggests trepidation and awkward behavior when brought into prominence or notice. However, sometimes bashful suggests modesty and sensitivity more than fear or self-doubt.

Commonly found as

bashful about
Noticing my hesitation in the lobby, the concierge smiled and said, "Don't be bashful about coming in!"
bashful smile
After the interview, the author met the reporter's praise for his new book with a bashful smile.

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Synonym of the day

Monday, October 26, 2020

synonym for casual

nonchalant

adjective [ non-shuh-lahnt, non-shuh-lahnt, -luhnt ]

nonchalant is another word for casual

The adjective nonchalant is used to describe someone who behaves in a coolly unconcerned manner or exudes a calm, casual air. If a person is feeling nervous or uncertain but wants to give an impression of confidence—as, for example, during a job interview or on a first date—they might try to appear nonchalant. But a nonchalant attitude in the face of serious matters or perilous circumstances can be received as chilly indifference.

Commonly found as

nonchalant attitude
The economist's nonchalant attitude was alarming given the severity of the problem he was describing.
appear nonchalant
The performer had never been more nervous for an audition, but he tried to appear nonchalant in his introduction.

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