List of English Synonyms
Words having similar meanings are called Synonyms.
|Dainty||Exquisite, choice, rare, refined ; savory, palatable, delicious, toothsome, tasty, epicurean; fastidious, luxurious.|
|Damage||Hurt, injury, detriment, loss, mischief, impairment|
|Danger||Peril, risk, hazard, venture, insecurity, liability, jeopardy.|
|Daring||Adventurous, fearless, risky, brave, courageous, dauntless, intrepid, valorous.|
|Dark||Black, swarthy, opaque, obscure, shadowy, lurid, sunless, murky, cloudy, overcast, ebon, pitchy, secret; mysterious, enigmatical, unintelligible, occult, abstruse; gloomy, disheartening, cheerless, dismal ; ignorant, rude, untaught|
|Darling||Sweetheart, love, pet, favorite, idol, dear.|
|Dash||Strike, hurl, cast, throw, drive, send, speed, dart; alloy, adulterate ; suffuse, overspread,
color; disappoint, ruin, frustrate; surprise, abash.
|Dastard||Coward, craven, recreant|
|Data||Facts, basis, grounds, postulates, premises, given conditions.|
|Daub||Smear, plaster, sully, begrime, soil, deface, defile.|
|Daunt||Terrify, alarm, intimidate, appal, frighten off, tame.|
|Dauntless||Valiant, fearless, intrepid, bold, indomitable, unconquerable, valorous, chivalrous, heroic, brave, daring.|
|Dawn||Appear, begin, open; break, grow light, rise.|
|Dazzle||Daze, blind; astonish, surprise, overpower, bewilder, confuse.|
|Dead||Lifeless, breathless, inanimate;
deceased, defunct, departed;
dull, cold, frigid, inert,
indifferent ; tasteless, insipid,
flat; insensible, heavy, unconscious,
spiritless, still, torpid.
|Deadly||Mortal, fatal, destructive, noxious, murderous, malignant, pernicious, baneful, venomous.|
|Deaf||Hard of hearing; dull, insensible, heedless ; inexorable, averse, disinclined; inaudible.|
|Deal||Bargain, chaffer, trade, traffic, do business; distribute, allot, divide, share, mete out.|
|Dear||Costly, high-priced, expensive, precious; beloved, valued.|
|Dearth||Lack, want, scarcity, poverty.|
|Death||Decease, dying, dissolution, departure, exit, expiration.|
|Debar||Exclude, bar out, stop, prevent, prohibit, restrain, hinder.|
|Debase||Degrade, deprave, corrupt, alloy, deteriorate, lower, impair.|
|Debate||Discussion, dispute, controversy, contention, altercation, contest.|
|Debatable||Dubious, doubtful, uncertain, disputable, problematical|
|Debauch||Seduce, corrupt, vitiate, defile.|
|Debility||Infirmity, weakness, languor, exhaustion, feebleness.|
|Debt||Liability, obligation, default, claim, score.|
|Decay||Corrupt, putrefy, decompose, rot, spoil, molder, wither, perish.|
|Deceit||Fraud, deception, cheating, artifice, imposition, guile.|
|Deceive||Cheat, dupe, delude, beguile, fool, trick, impose upon, disappoint, mislead, circumvent, entrap.|
|Deception||Craft, cunning, lying, fraud, hypocrisy, trickery, delusion, duplicity, deceitfulness,
|Decide||Determine, settle, conclude, close, terminate, end, resolve.|
|Decipher||Reveal, explain, unravel, unfold.|
|Decision||Determination, conclusion, judgment;
|Decisive||Conclusive, positive, final, definitive, indisputable.|
|Deck||Adorn, dress, ornament.|
|Declaim.||Recite, speak, debate, harangue.|
|Declamation||Harangue, effusion, debate, oratory, elocution.|
|Declaration||Assertion, affirmation, avowal ; publication, proclamation, official announcement.|
|Declare||Announce, publish, advertise, reveal, proclaim.|
|Decline.||Fall, decay, decadence, degeneration ; refusal, rejeotion, repudiation.|
|Declivity.||Fall, slope, descent.
|Decoction.||Concoction, mixture, mess.|
|Decompose.||Analyze, dissolve, resolve; decay, putrefy, become corrupt.|
|Decorate.||Adorn, embellish, improve.|
|Decorum.||Dignity, order, propriety, seemliness.|
|Decrease||Lessen, diminish, subside, want, dwindle, curtail, retrench, reduce, lower.|
|Decree||Decision, determination, law, edict, mandate, manifesto|
|Decrepit||Weak, infirm, tottering, aged.|
|Decry||Disparage, detract, depreciate, denounce, abase, traduce.|
|Dedicate||Devote, hallow, sanctify, consecrate; address, inscribe; assign, apply, set apart.|
|Deduce||Infer, draw, derive, conclude.|
|Deed||Performance, act, action, exploit; reality, fact, truth; document, instrument.|
|Deep||Profound; difficult, mysterious, hard, intricate ; penetrating, sagacious, astute, intelligent, discerning, shrewd ;|
|Default||Neglect, failure, omission, want, forfeit|
|Defeat||Overthrow, frustration, discomfiture.|
|Defect||Fault, flaw, imperfection; omission, want, shortcoming.|
|Defense||Apology, justification, vindication; shelter, shield, protection, guard, resistance, rampart, fortress, safeguard,
|Defer||Delay, postpone, procrastinate, adjourn, put off; yield to, respect.|
|Deference.||Respect, consideration, esteem, veneration, homage.|
|Defile.||Contaminate, spoil, pollute, vitiate, infect, taint, befoul.|
|Definition||Description, exposition, comment, explanation, interpretation,
|Deformity.||Ugliness, malformation, distortion, disfigurement, abnormity, hideousness.|
|Defrayment.||Payment, settlement, liquidation, discharge.|
|Defy.||Challenge, dare, provoke, scorn, brave.|
|Degeneracy.||Degradation, deterioration, growing worse, decay, decline ; inferiority, meanness.|
|Degree||Grade, rank, step, station, stage, quality, standing; measure, interval, space.|
|Dejected.||Disheartened, discouraged, depressed, downcast, despondent, gloomy, melancholy, low-spirited.|
; hindrance, impediment.
|Delegate (n)||Substitute, proxy, representative, legate, deputy.|
|Delegate (v)||Depute, commission, appoint, empower, constitute, ordain.|
|Deleterious||Destructive, noxious, deadly, poisonous; hurtful, harmful, injurious, pernicious,
|Deliberate,||Meditate, ponder, debate, confer, consider, reflect, consult, weigh, cogitate.|
|Deliberate,||Cautious, careful, wary; well-advised, purposed, studied; slow, leisurely;
intentional, earnest, unbiased.
|Delicacy||Dainty, morsel, tidbit, relish; refinement, luxury, nicety, elegance; frailty, weakness ; fastidiousness, scrupulousness; purity, sensibility.|
|Delicious||Dainty, savory, delightful, luscious, exquisite.|
|Delight||Joy, gladness, charm, rapture, transport, satisfaction, pleasure, ecstasy, happiness, enjoyment, bliss.|
|Delightful.||Agreeable, congenial, grateful, pleasant, refreshing, welcome, satisfying, delicious,
|Delineate.||Describe, figure, represent, sketch, draw, portray, depict, paint.|
|Delinquent.||Offender, culprit, criminal, miscreant, malefactor.|
|Deliver||Free, liberate, release; save, rescue; give, hand over, transfer; yield, grant, resign, surrender; pronounce, declare, speak, discharge, deal.|
|Deluge||Inundation, flood, overflow,
|Delusion||Error, fallacy, illusion, hallucination, trick, snare, fraud, deception, imposture.|
|Demand||Require, ask, call for, insist, exact, challenge.|
|Demarcation||Outline, sketch, limit, boundary, division, enclosure, separation, distinction.|
|Demean||Behave, comport, act, conduct one's self.|
|Demerit||Fault, delinquency, misdeed, failure.|
|Democratic||Popular, representative, republican, radical|
|Demolish||Overthrow, destroy, overturn, raze, ruin.|
|Demonstration||Exhibition, exemplification; manifestation, illustration; evidence, proof, certainty|
|Demoralize||Corrupt, deprave, vitiate, undermine, subvert.|
|Demure||Sedate, staid, modest, prudish, discreet.|
|Denial||Refusal; contradiction, negation, disavowal.|
|Denizen||Citizen, subject, inhabitant, dweller, sojourner.|
Name, designation, description, appellation, class, sect, school
Brand, defame, stigmatize, decry ; accuse ; menace, threaten ; proscribe, vituperate.
Thick, slow, compact, solid, close, thickset
Censure, arraignment; threat, menace; exposure
Refuse, withhold ; contradict, gainsay ; renounce, abjure, disown.
Leave, go, start, sally, retire, disappear, vanish, bid farewell; die, decease.
Division, section, portion; function, office, duty, station; province, branch, line.
Hanging, resting, contingent, conditioned, relying, subject, relative.
Portray, draw, paint, delineate.
Lamentable, pitiable, sad, mournful, disastrous, calamitous, grievous, distressing, melancholy.
Conduct, carriage, behavior, demeanor, character.
Dethrone, debase, degrade, dismiss, oust, displace.
Regret, disapprove, lament; intercede, expostulate.
Disparage, decry, undervalue, detract, underestimate.
Robbery, pillage, plunder, spoliation, theft, invasion, trespass, havoc, encroachment.
Lowering, degradation, abasement, perversion, depreciation, dejection, discouragement; hollow, valley, decline.
Bereave, rob, divest, strip, despoil, dispossess, depose; prevent, hinder.
Lieutenant, agent, representative,
Disorder, confusion, disarrangement; disturbance, discomposure; madness,
Scorn, contempt, ridicule, mockery, contumely, scoffing.
Source, origin, genesis, fountain, descent, root, etymology.
Detract, depreciate, disparage, compromise, lessen.
Offspring, posterity, progeny, stock, family, lineage, scion, branch, issue
Trace, draw, portray, mark out, represent, depict, recount, narrate, illustrate, define, explain, characterize.
Perceive, discern, recognize, discover, espy, see, behold, detect, find out.
Profane, pollute, pervert, abuse, secularize, prostitute.
Solitude, wild, wilderness, waste.
Very desirable thing, requisite, want, essential.
Intend, plan, prepare, project, contrive, scheme, purpose, mean, propose; draw, delineate, sketch ; contemplate,
Specify, particularize; describe, define, denominate, name, call, style, christen, dub ; appoint, allot.
Eligible, expedient, advantageous, beneficial, advisable, valuable, profitable, enviable, proper, judicious.
Appetite, inclination, longing, proclivity, craving, impulse, hankering, coveting, propensity, wish; aspiration, will
Bereaved, comfortless, forlorn, cheerless, lonely, solitary; uninhabited, forsaken, unfrequented, waste, dreary,
Desperation, discouragement, hopelessness, despondency
Expedite, speed, accelerate, quicken, hasten; kill, slay.
Wild, reckless, despondent, hopeless, wretched, forlorn, lost; heroic, extreme,
Contemn, scorn, slight, disdain, spurn
Strip, denude, ravage; rob, plunder, pillage, devastate.
Tyrannical, absolute, imperious, autocratic, arrogant.
Aim, end, object, purpose, design; goal, harbor.
Fate, lot, doom, star, fortune, necessity, end, predestination.
Ruinous, injurious, pernicious, deleterious, baneful, detrimental, hurtful, noxious.
Disuse, non-observance, obsolescence.
Rambling, irregular, capricious, wandering, roving, discursive, cursory, erratic, spasmodic, unsystematic.
Account, narrative, recital; detachment; individual, particular, item, specialty, element, point, component.
Hindrance, retaining, restraint, stopping.
Hinder, discourage, prevent, restrain, withhold, terrify, scare, dishearten, dissuade
Impair, degrade, debase; decline, degenerate
Settle, adjust, decide; ascertain, verify; influence, lead, incline ; resolve.
Abominate, abhor, execrate, loathe, shrink from
Depose, uncrown, drive out of power, cause to abdicate.
Depreciate, disparage, lessen, derogate, calumniate, slander, defame, decry, vilify
Loss, damage, injury, harm, evil, prejudice, disadvantage, impairment, inconvenience.
Evolve, unfold, educe, disclose, unravel, exhibit, expand, enlarge; open, grow, mature
Digress, wander, deflect, veer, diverge; depart, err, stray, swerve ; differ, vary.
Contrivance, invention, design, project, plan, scheme, expedient, resource; wile, artifice, stratagem, evasion, fraud;
|Devious||Erratic, wandering, deviating, crooked, circuitous, misleading, treacherous, roundabout.|
|Devise||Plan, design, contrive, imagine, scheme, project, concoct; bequeath, leave.|
|Devoid||Void, wanting, empty, destitute, vacant, unprovided for.|
|Devolve||Transfer, consign, convey, demise, devise, deliver; impose, place, attach, commission, charge, depute; fall, pass, be transferred.|
Dedication, consecration, piety, religion, sanctity, holiness, worship, adoration; attachment, affection, love; ardor, earnestness, zeal, eagerness, self-sacrifice.
|Devour||Consume, gorge, eat ravenously, swallow ; destroy, annihilate, waste, swallow up, expend.|
|Dexterity||Aptitude, skill, expertness, readiness, adroitness.|
|Diadem||Crown, chaplet, fillet, wreath, tiara, circlet. Diagnosis. Investigation, determination, analysis.|
|Diagnostic||Symptom, feature, sign, cue, indication, mark, index.|
|Dialect|| Language, phraseology,
tongue, speech, provincialism, idiom, accent. Dialogue. Conversation between two people, colloquy, discourse, tete-a-tete.
|Dictate||Direct, ordain, command, prescribe, order, bid, require, decree; utter; prompt, suggest, enjoin, instruct.|
|Dictation||Injunction, precept, command, rule, maxim, direction, utterance.|
|Dictatorial||Imperious, imper tive, domineering, arbitrary, absolute, unlimited, authoritative, unrestricted, overbearing.|
|Diction||Expression, language, phrase, phraseology, style, verbiage, vocabulary, wording.|
|Dictionary||Lexicon, word-book, glossary, vocabulary.|
|Die||Expire, decease, depart; wither, perish, decay, decline,|
|Diet||Food, victuals, nourishment, aliment, nutriment, provision, viands, rations, fare, subsistence|
|Difference|| Contrast, diversity, variation, variety, discrepancy, disagreement, disparity, distinction, divergence, unlikenesa.
|Differentiate||Discriminate, individualize, distinguish, particularize, specify, segregate, identify.|
|Difficult||Arduous, exhausting, severe, onerous, trying, toilsome, hard, laborious; intricate, involved, obscure, enigmatical; unmanageable, reserved, opposed, unamenable.|
|Diffident||Modest, doubtful, reluctant, hesitating; bashful, timid, shy, self-distrustful.|
|Digest||Methodize, systematize, arrange, classify, cod'ify ; study, ponder, consider, contemplate, meditate, con; master, assimilate.|
|Dignified||Stately, noble, grand, majestic, self-respecting, imposing, decorous, august, lofty, exalted, pompous.|
|Dignify||Advance, promote, exalt, ennoble, prefer; grace, honor, adorn; elevate, aggrandize.|
|Digress||Deviate, ramble, wander; differ.|
Ruin, decay, disintegration, downfall, demolition.
|Dilate||Stretch wide, expand, enlarge, widen, distend.|
|Dilatory||Slow, loitering, tardy, procrastinating, dawdling, lagging, lingering, sluggish.|
|Diligence||Industry, assiduity, activity, perseverance, application, attention, care, heed.|
|Dim||Obscure, dark, covered, hidden, dusky, indistinct, uncertain.|
|Dimension||Measurement, bulk, mass, extent|
|Diminish||Lessen, reduce, decrease, abate|
. ; ( pi. ) size, capacity,
|Callous||Hard, Obdurate, Apathetic, Obtuse, Indifferent, Torpid|
|Canine||Dog, Cur, Hound, Pooch|
|Capillary||Blood vessel, Vein, Tube|
|Cater||Supply, Furnish, Procure|
|Chagrin||Trauma, Mishap, Calamity|
|Chronic||Habitual, Inveterate, Perpetual|
|Colleague||Coworker, Peer, Associate|
|Comparative||Similar, Parallel, Analogous, Near, Matching|
|Compile||Collect, Amass, Cull|
|Complement||Supplement, Aggregate, Full measure, Troupe, Complete|
|Component||Composing, Intrinsic, Part|
|Concept||Theory, Notion, Belief|
|Conclusive||Definitive, Decisive, Absolute, Irrefutable, Ultimate|
|Confound||Confuse, Perplex, Baffle|
|Consolidate||Combine, Blend, Fortify|
|Consultant||Guide, Advisor, Guru|
|Contemptible||Ignoble, Base, Vile|
|Cosmic||Vast, Universal, Empyrean|
|Courier||Herald, Messenger, Runner|
|Credentials||Documents, Papers, Vouchers|
|Crucial||Acute, Intense, Fierce|
|Crypt||Tomb, Sepulcher, Vault|
|Cull||Collect, Amass, Compile|
|Curtail||Reduce, Abridge, Blunt|
|Curvature||Bend, Arch, Camber|
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