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Saturday, October 10, 2020


scrupulous is a synonym of careful

adjective [ skroo-pyuh-luhs ]

scrupulous is another word for careful

To be careful is to be cautious in one’s actions. To be scrupulous is to be especially attentive to and conscientious about every last detail. Scrupulous comes from the word scruple, which is defined as “a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions,” and indeed, the adjective also suggests being principled or having moral or ethical standards.

Commonly found as

scrupulous attention to detail
The carpenter paid scrupulous attention to detail when installing the wainscoting because he wanted it to look authentic.
less scrupulous
In the hands of a less scrupulous reporter, the story might have been sensationalized and exploited.

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Friday, October 09, 2020


utterly is a synonym of totally

adverb [ uht-er-lee ]

utterly is another word for totally

The adverb utterly likes to exaggerate and embellish, especially when it comes to painting a negative picture. You're likely to find utterly modifying low adjectives such as destroyed, ridiculous, and useless. Totally, on the other hand, prefers to spend its time as a verbal cheerleader: I totally agree; we totally understand!

Commonly found as

utterly useless
They found it was a waste of money and utterly useless to try to fix the old barn, so they built a new one out of what they could salvage.
completely and utterly
The scholar's claims about mental health were completely false and utterly shameful.

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Thursday, October 08, 2020


nuance is a synonym of subtlety

noun [ noo-ahns, nyoo-, noo-ahns, nyoo- ]

nuance is another word for subtlety

When referring to slight differences or distinctions, the words subtlety and nuance are very close synonyms! A subtlety is a fine-grain distinction. The word nuance comes from the French word meaning “shade” or “hue,” and is used to discuss slight shades of difference in expression and meaning as well as in color and tone. There is a degree of elusiveness suggested by this term: just as it might be difficult to pinpoint the exact point at which a color in a rainbow changes from one to the next, so the nuances in a person’s tone might be difficult to demarcate or distinguish.

Commonly found as

complexities and nuances
The movie had so many complexities and nuances that she discovered something new every time she watched it.
capture the nuances
The camerawoman tried to capture the nuances of the painter's intricate brushwork so that the mural came alive for the viewers watching from home.

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