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Saturday, March 27, 2021

synonym for departure

exodus

noun [ ek-suh-duhs ]

exodus is another word for departure

The noun departure is a general term used to refer to an act or instance of going away or leaving (the time of departure; a hasty departure). It can also refer to a divergence or deviation, as from a standard or rule (a departure from accepted teaching methods). The noun exodus deals with the act of leaving on a larger scale, more specifically to a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people: June marked the beginning of the annual summer exodus to the country and shore. When treated as a proper noun, Exodus refers to the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses, or to the second book of the Bible, containing an account of the Exodus.

Commonly found as

mass exodus
Widespread adoption of remote-friendly work policies fueled speculation that there would be a mass exodus from cities.
exodus + refugees
The wave of violence in the region prompted an exodus of refugees.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

synonym for laugh

chuckle

verb [ chuhk-uhl ]

chuckle is another word for laugh

A person can laugh, that is, audibly express mirth or amusement, in many different ways. On the unrestrained side of the spectrum, one might guffaw, laughing loudly and boisterously. On the more subdued side, one might chuckle. The verb chuckle is defined as “to laugh softly or amusedly, usually with satisfaction.” It is also used to talk about laughing inwardly or to oneself—the way you might when reading (depending on the material!). To chuckle gleefully is to chortle, itself a portmanteau blending the words snort and chuckle.

Commonly found as

chuckle softly
The friends chuckled softly at the tiny dog who was strutting around the park like he owned it.
chuckle to oneself
He chuckled to himself as she grilled him about her birthday present. It was clear she had no idea what was in store!

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Synonym of the day

Thursday, March 25, 2021

synonym for powerful

mighty

adjective [ mahy-tee ]

mighty is another word for powerful

The adjective powerful can refer to physical strength (a powerful athlete), great effectiveness (a powerful speech), or high potency (a powerful drug). But powerful overlaps with mighty only when describing people or entities that have great power, authority, or influence (a powerful nation). Mighty is chiefly used in a rhetorical manner to indicate uncommon or overwhelming strength or force (a mighty army). Though you might encounter it describing things of uncommon or overwhelming size (a mighty oak; a mighty river), or, things that are great in amount, extent, degree, or importance (a mighty accomplishment).

Commonly found as

once mighty
The historian was fascinated by the rise and fall of the once mighty empire.
mighty warrior
The epic tale tells of the mighty warrior who trained hard and fought with her father's sword to defend him and their kingdom.

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