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Friday, October 02, 2020

synonym for harmless

innocuous

adjective [ ih-nok-yoo-uhs ]

innocuous is another word for harmless

The key idea behind the word innocuous is safety. An innocuous home remedy, for instance, is safe and poses no danger of exacerbating whatever needs remedying in the first place. Innocuous is also used to mean inoffensive, as in the case of a remark that will be universally well received. On the flip side, sometimes this word suggests a little too much safety and not enough zest: innocuous is sometimes used to describe things that are not interesting, stimulating, or significant.

Commonly found as

innocuous question
The celebrity posed what he thought was an innocuous question on social media, but his followers did not take it as such.
seemingly innocuous
The seemingly innocuous comment revealed much about her character.

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Thursday, October 01, 2020

synonym for silly

frivolous

adjective [ friv-uh-luhs ]

frivolous is another word for silly

Something that is silly is absurd, ridiculous, or irrational—but not always in a negative way. Sometimes the word silly suggests amusement or even endearment (you silly goose!). Frivolous, on the other hand, almost always suggests a lack of value, merit, or necessity. A frivolous person is someone who is self-indulgently carefree and does not engage seriously with matters. A frivolous lawsuit is one that lacks legal merit and is not to be taken seriously.

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frivolous spending
His frivolous spending on useless trinkets in the checkout aisle was quickly depleting his bank account.
frivolous and unnecessary
The host of the awards show commented that the annual ceremony was frivolous and unnecessary.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

synonym for quick

expeditious

adjective [ ek-spi-dish-uhs ]

expeditious is another word for quick

Time is of the essence when it comes to these two adjectives, so we'll get right to it: quick describes a speedy tempo; expeditious emphasizes promptness and efficiency, especially in the completion of a task. An expeditious answer to an inquiry is one that takes no time at all. Expeditious is easy to confuse with expedient, but the latter (expedient) is better used to describe things that are suitable or advantageous for a specific purpose, such as politically expedient statement.

Commonly found as

expeditious manner
The committee was determined to move the public hearings along in an expeditious manner.
fair and expeditious
All parties involved hoped for a fair and expeditious trial.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

synonym for contradict

belie

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

synonym for open

candid

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.

Commonly found as

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

synonym for like

appreciate

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.

Commonly found as

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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Saturday, September 26, 2020

synonym for indifferent

aloof

adjective [ uh-loof ]

aloof is another word for indifferent

Someone who is aloof, or is perceived as such, is disinterested or reticent and reserved. Aloof suggests a cool, detached, and distant air, which makes sense considering this term sailed into English on cool winds. Aloof is formed from a- (here meaning “into” or “toward”) and luff, a nautical term referring to the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail; its earliest sense in English was as an adverb meaning “to the side from which the wind blows.”

Commonly found as

remain aloof
Despite the good news, he remained aloof and showed little to no reaction.
distant and aloof
He was effusive and affectionate when he picked her up from the airport, but she did not return the warmth; she was distant and aloof the whole ride home.

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