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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

synonym for happy

jubilant

adjective [ joo-buh-luhnt ]

jubilant is another word for happy

To be jubilant is to show great joy or triumph. Contrasted with the word happy, which conveys delight but not necessarily to a high (or noisy) degree, jubilant shouts its elation from the rooftops. It comes from the Latin verb jūbilāre meaning "to shout, whoop," and fittingly, you're most likely to find it describing the mood or manner of people gathered in celebration, or with something to "whoop" about, as a success or victory.

Commonly found as

jubilant crowd, jubilant supporters, jubilant mood
At the end of the graduation ceremony, the jubilant crowd of family members were on their feet, congratulating the recent graduates and hugging each other enthusiastically.
excited and jubilant, loud and jubilant
After the leader finished her speech, the supporters gave a loud and jubilant cheer.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

synonym for different

disparate

adjective [ dis-per-it, dih-spar- ]

disparate is another word for different

Usually when we use the word different, we are describing something that is unlike something else. The word disparate conveys that, too, but the distinction is more pronounced. Items, attitudes, or systems that are disparate are so dissimilar or incongruous that they are difficult to compare, and may indeed seem incompatible. Despite this word's prickly disposition, disparate is often found in discussions of efforts to bring things together or find common ground.

Commonly found as

disparate groups, disparate elements
The initiative found support among wildly disparate groups of people.
bring disparate, unite disparate
The mayor hoped to unite all the disparate views of the community members into a coherent plan for the town.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

synonym for amazing

prodigious

adjective [ pruh-dij-uhs ]

prodigious is another word for amazing

Isn't it amazing how easy it is to overuse the word amazing? Prodigious is a more specific descriptor. Like amazing, prodigious conveys a sense of wonder, but it is used to comment on the size, amount, extent, or degree of what is being described. Items described as prodigious are extraordinary by one of these measures, as a musician with prodigious talent, a research grant of a prodigious amount, or a career notable for its prodigious output.

Commonly found as

prodigious talent, prodigious amount
The violinist's prodigious talent was on full display at the summer concert.
produce a prodigious, produce prodigious
The experiment produced a prodigious amount of data.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

synonym for beautiful

exquisite

adjective [ ik-skwiz-it, ek-skwi-zit ]

exquisite is another word for beautiful

The adjective beautiful means "having beauty; delighting the senses," but on its own, it doesn't specify much beyond that. To call something exquisite, on the other hand, is to highlight a degree of rarity, and to suggest delicate or intricate qualities. The word exquisite comes from the Latin adjective exquīsītus meaning "meticulous, chosen with care." Indeed, items that are likely to be called exquisite, such as a fine wine, an impressive painting, a quality piece of furniture, or a piece of fine jewelry, are meticulously crafted.

Commonly found as

exquisite detail
The art dealer showed some still-life paintings that had been composed with exquisite detail.
most exquisite
At the local French restaurant known for its fine cuisine, we tried the most exquisite red wine.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

synonym for bad

atrocious

adjective [ uh-troh-shuhs ]

atrocious is another word for bad

When something is so bad you're shocked by it, atrocious may be the only adjective that fits the bill. In an exaggerated sense, atrocious can refer to something tasteless or unbearably bad. For example, "She was wearing an atrocious hat," or "His spelling was atrocious." In these examples, the offense is relatively minor. But atrocious can also be used to describe something of much greater offense marked by extreme cruelty.

Commonly found as

absolutely atrocious
Even though the student worked hard on it every day, the teacher kept telling her that her spelling was hard to read and absolutely atrocious.
atrocious crime, atrocious behavior
The dictator had committed atrocious crimes such as mass incarceration and torture throughout his time in power.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

synonym for great

wonderful

adjective [ wuhn-der-fuhl ]

wonderful is another word for great

Great is an easy word to overuse, in part because it covers so much ground. It can mean important, vast, or even skillful. But when you're looking for a more lively and emphatic term to describe something as excellent or first-rate, wonderful is a nice option. Wonderful, in its most literal sense, means "full of wonder." It connotes a sense of astonishment, surprise, or admiration, which is perhaps why it's so frequently followed by an exclamation mark! But be careful, because just like great, wonderful can be used in an ironic sense to mean just the opposite, as in, "After arriving late to a meeting and seeing his boss look at him angrily, he sighed to himself, 'wonderful.'"

Commonly found as

wonderful experience
In a letter to her professors, the enthusiastic student wrote that her time at the university had been a wonderful experience.
weird and wonderful
The children felt truly lucky to have seen such weird and wonderful creatures during their visit to the aquarium.

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