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Sunday, January 10, 2021

synonym for laughable

ludicrous

adjective [ loo-di-kruhs ]

ludicrous is another word for laughable

Taken literally, the adjective laughable means exactly what you might expect: causing laughter. But the term is not usually used appreciatively to describe funny movies or clever jokes; instead, laughable is usually used of things that provoke laughter for their preposterousness or improbability. The synonym ludicrous is more pointed still. Something that is ludicrous causes laughter because of its absurdity, or worse, it provokes or deserves derision. Related to the adjective ludic, “playful in an aimless way,” ludicrous entered English emphasizing triviality and playfulness. But nowadays the term is reserved for the illogical and outrageous.

Commonly found as

absolutely ludicrous
While it has many great features, the new smartphone costs an absolutely ludicrous amount of money!
ludicrous to think
It was ludicrous to think that such an ambitious project could be completed in such a short amount of time, but the deadline was set regardless.

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Saturday, January 09, 2021

synonym for stylish

dapper

adjective [ dap-er ]

dapper is another word for stylish

The adjective stylish is about as variable and broad as standards of fashion themselves. So long as one is conforming to the latest fashions (which change all the time), he or she may be described as stylish. Dapper is more fixed. A person who is dapper or dressed in a dapper manner looks very neatly put together. This adjective suggests a tidy sophistication, and is typically used of men or men’s fashions. Stylish though it may be, a deliberately unkempt or casual look is not likely to be described as dapper. 

Commonly found as

look + dapper
The nominee for best actor looked very dapper in his tailored suit and matching trilby.  
dapper + debonair
The dapper and debonair host glided around the room, enchanting guests with witticisms and charming anecdotes.

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Friday, January 08, 2021

synonym for sing

croon

verb [ kroon ]

croon is another word for sing

Just about everyone can sing, especially if we limit the meaning to simply vocalizing words or sounds at least somewhat melodically, but few can truly croon. To croon is to sing in an evenly modulated, slightly exaggerated manner, usually in a low, silky smooth voice. This sense of the verb, which is widely associated with such crooners as Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra, gained popularity in the 1930s with the advent of more sensitive microphones that picked up greater texture in one’s voice and allowed for a more relaxed and intimate-sounding delivery.

Commonly found as

singer + croon
At the concert, the velvet-voiced singer crooned about love and loss.
croon + ballad
She turned up the radio in her car and crooned the classic ballad right along with Nat King Cole, knowing that her performance was indeed unforgettable.

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