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Tuesday, October 13, 2020


petulant is a synonym of irritable

adjective [ pech-uh-luhnt ]

petulant is another word for irritable

Someone who is irritable is easily annoyed, angered, or provoked. Someone who is petulant is impatient, impulsive, and sulky if they don’t get their way. Sound a little childish? That would be a correct assessment of how this word is used! Petulant suggests immaturity and is often used to describe behavior that is unseemly or surprising considering age or stature.

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like a petulant child
The soccer player would stomp his feet like a petulant child whenever the referees' calls would not go his way.
sound petulant
Upon complaining to the manager about the lack of marshmallows in stock, he was told that he sounded petulant and entitled.

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Monday, October 12, 2020


cognizant is a synonym of aware

adjective [ kog-nuh-zuhnt, kon-uh- ]

cognizant is another word for aware

The adjective cognizant implies more understanding, attentiveness, and reasoning than simple sensory awareness. One can be aware of a sound in the distance, but such a state does not necessarily suggest any sort of deliberate recognition or engagement with its occurrence. Cognizant is frequently used in the phrase cognizant of the fact to indicate that a person has incorporated knowledge or understanding of something into their decision-making process.

Commonly found as

cognizant of the fact
He made his decision cognizant of the fact that it would have serious repercussions.
fully cognizant
The hikers were fully cognizant of their surroundings, making sure not to take a false step on the rocky trail.

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Sunday, October 11, 2020


steadfast is a synonym of loyal

adjective [ sted-fast, -fahst, -fuhst ]

steadfast is another word for loyal

Loyal and steadfast are words you can rely on. The adjective loyal implies allegiance to a person, organization, cause or idea. Steadfast means literally “fixed in place”—such as an immovable structure. But more often steadfast is used figuratively to indicate undeviating constancy or resolution. A steadfast friend, then, is someone who is “fixed in place” by your side, so to speak, and who will maintain that position come what may.

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steadfast commitment
She was proud of her company for its steadfast commitment to local farmers.
remain steadfast
Throughout all their trials and tribulations, he remained steadfast in his love and devotion.

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