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speculate is a synonym of contemplate

verb [ spek-yuh-leyt ]

speculate is another word for contemplate

Contemplate means to think deeply about something (I contemplated whether I wanted to go out for dinner).

Speculate means to think about something or reflect on it, especially in a conjectural way (He liked to speculate on what space travel might look like in the future).

Contemplate and speculate both mean to think in depth about something. Contemplate emphasizes quiet, deep and thorough consideration without a necessary conclusion (I contemplated possible motives for the crime).

Speculate emphasizes thinking about something in a way that involves formulating an opinion or theory. It can also suggest that you don’t have all the facts (I wouldn’t like to speculate about her motives).

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heartrending is a synonym of sorrowful

adjective [ hahrt-ren-ding ]

heartrending is another word for sorrowful

Sorrowful describes being full of sorrow, or showing or expressing sorrow, grief, or pain (The dog made a sorrowful noise when I didn’t let her have some of my chips).

Heartrending describes something that causes or expresses intense grief, anguish, or distress (a heartrending scream).

Sorrowful and heartrending can both describe something that expresses grief and pain. Heartrending can also be used to describe something that causes grief or pain (His words were heartrending; There was a sorrowful tone to her voice).

Heartrending is used less often than sorrowful, and can express stronger or more intense and immediate feelings, ones that really pull at your heartstrings (It was a heartrending melody).

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frazzled is a synonym of worn-out

adjective [ fraz-uhld ]

frazzled is another word for worn-out

Worn-out describes being exhausted, like your energy and enthusiasm has been used up (I felt worn-out after the long flight).

Frazzled describes feeling fatigued and even somewhat flustered (I was so frazzled after the party).

Worn-out suggests being particularly and intensely exhausted (I took a holiday because I was feeling worn-out).

Frazzled is a more informal word and suggests feeling tired in a way that makes you easily overwhelmed, makes you feel stressed out, or reduces your ability to think clearly (I was too frazzled to talk to anyone after my rough day at work).

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