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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

synonym for biased

tendentious

adjective [ ten-den-shuhs ]

tendentious is another word for biased

Something that is biased has or shows bias, defined as a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion. A bias may be favorable or unfavorable: bias in favor of or against an idea. The synonym tendentious is more blatant, describing things (often writing) that have or show a definite tendency, bias, or purpose: arguments, articles, and interpretations deemed tendentious tend to promote controversial points of view.

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tendentious argument
The writer’s tendentious argument turned on flawed and incomplete information.
tendentious and misleading
The news organization issued a retraction for the tendentious and misleading article.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

synonym for fit

dovetail

verb [ duhv-teyl ]

dovetail is another word for fit

When two things dovetail, they join or fit together compactly or harmoniously. This verb is often used to talk about ideas, plans, or pieces of information that are complementary or that seem to reinforce one another. This sense of the word comes from woodworking, where a dovetail is a type of joint formed of one or more tenons, or projections, fitting tightly within corresponding mortises, or notches. The joint is so named for its resemblance to (you guessed it!) a dove’s tail.

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dovetail nicely
The two pieces of legislation dovetailed nicely; together they formed a comprehensive plan for the town to reach its sustainability goals.
findings dovetail
The scientist's latest findings dovetailed with earlier research on the topic.

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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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