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Friday, October 02, 2020


innocuous is a synonym of harmless

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


frivolous is a synonym of silly

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


expeditious is a synonym of quick

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.

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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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