Roget's international thesaurus

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Collins, 1977 - English language - 1317 pages
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Contents

THESAURUS OF ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES
1
Nonexistence B Being in the Concrete 3 Substantiality 4 Unsubstantiality
2
Formal Existence 5 Intrinsicality 6 Extrinsicality
3
Modal Existence 7 State 8 Circumstance
4
RELATION A Absolute Relation 9 Relation 10 Unrelatedness 11 Relationship bv Blood
5
Relationship by Marriage 1? Correlation
6
Identity
7
Contrariety
8
Gamble L Conformity to Fact
390
Truth 517 Maxim
391
Error 519 Illusion
392
Disillusionment
393
Acceptance
394
Assent 522 Dissent
395
Affirmation 524 Negation Denial
396
STATES OF MIND A Mental Attitudes 525 Mental Attitude 526 Broadmindedness
397

Difference 17 Uniformity 18 Nonuniformity
9
1 Multiformity B Partial Relation 20 Similarity
10
Dissimilarity
11
Imitation 23 Nonimitation 24 Copy 25 Model
12
Correspondence of Relation ship 26 Agreement
14
Disagreement 111 QUANTITY A Simple Quantity 28 Quantity 29 Degree
15
B Comparative Quantity 30 Equality 31 Inequality 32 Mean
16
Compensation 34 Greatness
17
Smallness
18
Superiority
19
Inferiority
20
Increase
21
Decrease
22
Conjunctive Quantity 40 Addition 41 Adjunct 42 Subtraction 43 Remainder
25
Mixture 45 Simplicity 46 Complexity 47 Joining
26
Analysis
27
Separation
28
Cohesion
29
Noncohesion 52 Combination
30
Disintegration D Wholeness 54 Whole
31
Part 56 Completeness
32
Incompleteness 58 Composition
33
ORDER A Order in General 59 Order
34
Arrangement 61 Classification 62 Disorder
35
Disarrangement B Consecutive Order 64 Precedence 65 Sequence 66 Precursor
37
Sequel
38
Beginning 69 Middle
39
End 71 Continuity
40
Discontinuity C Collective Order 73 Accompaniment
41
Assemblage
42
Dispersion D Distributive Order 76 Inclusion
43
Exclusion 78 Extraneousness
44
Generality
45
Particularity
46
Specialty E Conformity to Rule 82 Conformity 83 Nonconformity
47
Normality 85 Abnormality
48
NUMBER A Number in General 86 Number 87 Numeration
50
List B Determinate Number 89 Unity
52
Duality 91 Duplication 92 Bisection
53
Three 94 Triplication 95 Trisection 96 Four 97 Quadruplication 98 Quadrisection 99 Five and Over
54
Indeterminate Number 100 Plurality 101 Numerousness
56
Fewness 103 Repetition
57
Infinity VI TIME
58
A Absolute Time 105 Time 106 Timelessness
59
Period 108 Spell 109 Interim 110 Durability
60
Transience
61
Perpetuity 113 Instantaneousness
62
Measurement of Time
63
B Relative Time 116 Priority
64
Posteriority 118 Simultaneity 119 The Past 120 The Present
66
The Future C Time with Reference to Age 122 Newness
67
Oldness
68
Youth 125 Youngster
71
Age 127 Adult or Old Person D Time with Reference to Season 128 Season
72
Timeliness 130 Untimeliness 131 Earliness
74
Lateness
75
Morning Noon 134 Evening Night
76
E Recurrent Time 135 Frequency 136 Infrequency
77
Regularity of Recurrence
78
Irregularity of Recurrence VII CHANGE
79
Change 140 Permanence 141 Changeableness
80
Stability
81
Continuance 144 Cessation
83
Conversion
84
Reversion 147 Revolution
85
Evolution 149 Substitution
86
Interchange VIII EVENT 151 Event 152 Imminence
87
CAUSATION 153 Cause 154 Effect
88
Attribution
89
Chance X POWER
90
A Power in General 1 57 Power Potency
91
Impotence
92
Strength 160 Weakness
94
Energy 162 Violence
96
Moderation
98
B Power in Operation 164 Operation 165 Productiveness 166 Unproductiveness 167 Production Birth
100
Product 169 Reproduction Pro creation
101
Ancestry
102
Posterity
103
Indirect Power 172 Influence 173 Absence of Influence 174 Tendency 175 Liability
104
Involvement D Combination of Forces 177 Concurrence
105
SPACE I SPACE IN GENERAL A Abstract Space 179 Space
106
B Specific Space 180 Region 181 Country
108
The Countrv 183 Town City C Relative Space 184 Location
109
Dislocation
110
Existence in Space 186 Presence 187 Absence
111
Habitation 189 Nativeness 190 Inhabitant Native
112
Abode Habitat
113
Room
115
Container 194 Contents
117
DIMENSIONS A General Dimensions 195 Size 196 Littleness
119
Expansion Growth
120
Contraction
121
Distance
122
Nearness
123
Interval
124
B Linear Dimensions 202 Length 203 Shortness 204 Breadth Thickness
125
Narrowness Thinness
126
Filament
127
Height
128
Lowness
129
Depth 210 Shallowness 211
130
Bottom 213 Verticalness
131
Horizontalness
132
Pendancy 216 Support 217 Shaft
134
Parallelism
135
Obliquity
136
Inversion
137
Crossing 222 Weaving
138
Sewing C External and Internal Dimensions 224 Exteriority
139
Inferiority 226 Centrality
140
Layer
141
Covering
142
Skin 230 Hair Feathers
144
Clothing 232 Divestment
149
Environment
150
Circumscription 235 Bounds
151
Enclosure
152
Interposition 238 Intrusion
153
Contraposition
154
Front 241 Rear 242 Side
155
Right Side 244 LeftSide III STRUCTURE FORM A General Form 245 Structure
156
Form 247 Formlessness 248 Symmetry
157
Distortion B Special Form 250 Straightness
158
Angularity 252 Curvature
159
Circularity 254 Convolution 255 Sphericity Rotundity
161
Concavity 258 Sharpness
163
Bluntness 260 Smoothness
164
Roughness
165
Notch
166
Opening 266 Closure
167
MOTION A Motion in General 267 Motion 268 Quiescence
168
Swiftness
169
Slowness B Change of Place 271 Transference
172
Vehicle 273 Travel
175
Traveler 275 Water Travel
178
Mariner 277 Ship Boat
182
Aviation
187
Aviator 280 Aircraft
188
Rocketry Missilery
193
Space Travel
194
Motion Conjoined with Force 283 Impulse Impact
195
Reaction 285 Pushing Throwing
197
Pulling 287 Leverage Purchase 288 Attraction
198
Repulsion
199
Motion with Reference to Direction 290 Direction 291 Deviation
200
Leading 293 Following 294 Progression
201
Regression 2 Approach
202
Recession 298 Convergence 299 Divergence 300 Arrival
203
Departure
204
Ingress Entrance 303 Egress Emergence
205
Insertion 305 Extraction
206
Reception 307 Eating
207
Food
209
Nutrition
215
Ejection 311 Excretion
219
Secretion 313 Overrunning
220
Shortcoming 315 Ascent
221
Descent 317 Elevation
222
Depression
223
Leap 320 Plunge 321 Circuitousness
224
Rotation 323 Oscillation
225
Agitation
226
PHYSICS 325 Physics 326 Atomics
228
Radiation and Radio activity
229
HEAT
230
Heat
232
Heating
233
Cooking
234
Fuel 332 Incombustibility 333 Cold
235
Refrigeration III LIGHT
237
Light 336 Light Source
239
Darkness Dimness 338 Shade
240
Transparency
241
Semitransparency 341 Opaqueness
242
ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS
244
Electricity 343 Electronics
245
Radio
249
Television 346 Radar and Radio locators
250
MECHANICS 347 Mechanics
251
Tools and Ma chinery
252
Automation
255
Friction VI PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 351 Texture
258
Weight 353 Lightness 354 Density
260
Rarity 356 Hardness Rigidity
261
Softness Pliancy 358 Elasticity
262
Toughness 360 Brittleness Fragility
263
Powderiness Crum bliness VII COLOR
264
Color 363 Colorlessness 364 Whiteness
266
Blackness 366 Grayness
267
Brownness
268
Redness
269
Orangeness 370 Yellowness
270
Greenness 372 Blueness
271
Purpleness 374 Variegation
272
MATTER IN GENERAL 375 Universe
274
Materiality
275
Immateriality 378 Materials
276
Chemicals
280
Oils Lubricants
281
Resins Gums O INORGANIC MATTER A Mineral Kingdom 382 Inorganic Matter
282
Minerals and Metals
283
Rock
285
B Soil 385 Land 386 Body of Land
286
Plain C Liquids 388 Liquidity 389 Semiliquidity 390 Pulpiness
287
Liquefaction
288
Moisture 393 Dryness 394 Rain
289
Stream
290
Furrow
292
Ocean 398 Lake Pool 399 Inlet Gulf 400 Marsh D Vapors 401 Vapor Gas 402
293
CLASS FOUR Continued 404 Cloud
296
Bubble III ORGANIC MATTER A Animal and Vegetable Kingdom 406 Organic Matter
297
B Vitality 407 Life
299
Death 409 Killing
301
Interment
302
Vegetable Life 4lT Plants
303
Botany 413 Agriculture
308
Animal Life 414 Animals Insects
309
Zoology
318
Animal Husbandry E Mankind 417 Mankind
319
Peoples F Male and Female 419
320
Masculinity 421 Femininity
322
SENSATION IN GENERAL 422 Sensation
323
Insensibility
324
Pain II TOUCH 425 Touch 426 Sensations of Touch
325
TASTE 427 Taste 428 Savoriness 429 Unsavoriness 430 Insipidness
326
Sweetness 432 Sourness 433 Pungency
327
SENSATION IV SMELL 435 Odor 436 Fragrance 437 Stench
328
Odorlessness V SIGHT
329
Vision 440 Defective Vision 441 Blindness
330
Spectator
331
Optical Instruments
332
Visibility 445 Invisibility 446 Appearance
333
Disappearance
334
HEARING
335
A Perception of Sound 448 Hearing 449 Deafness
336
B Sound 450 Sound
337
Silence 452 Faintness of Sound 453 Loudness
338
Specific Sounds 454 Resonance
339
Repeated Sounds 456 Explosive Noise
340
Sibilation 458 Stridor
341
Cry Call 460 Animal Sounds D Unmusical Sounds 461 Discord
342
E Musical Sounds 462 Music 463 Harmonics Musical Elements
345
Musician
347
Musical Instruments
348
INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES AND PROCESSES A Faculties 466 Intellect
349
Intelligence Wisdom 468 Wise Man 469 Unintelligence 470 Foolishness 471 Fool
351
Sanity 473 Insanity Mania
354
Eccentricity
357
B Comprehension 475 Knowledge 476 Intellectual 477 Ignorance
359
Functions of the Mind
361
Thought
362
Idea 480 Absence of Thought 481 Intuition
363
Reasoning Processes 482 Reasoning 483 Sophistry
365
Solution 488 Discovery
369
F Assessment 489 Experiment
370
Measurement
371
Comparison 492 Discrimination
372
Indiscrimination
373
G Conclusion 494 Judgment 495 Prejudgment 496 Misjudgment 497 Overestimation 498 Underestimation H Theory 499 Theory Supposition
374
Belief 501 Belief 502 Credulity
377
Unbelief 504 Incredulity
379
Grounds for Belief 484 Topic 485 Inquiry 486 Answer 505 Evidence Proof
380
Disproof K Qualifications 507 Qualification
382
No Qualifications
383
Possibility 510 Impossibility 511 Probability
384
Improbability
385
Certainty 514 Uncertainty
387
Narrowmindedness
398
Curiosity 529 Incuriosity
399
Attention 531 Inattention 532 Distraction Confu sion
401
Wind
403
Neglect
404
B Creative Thought
405
CLASS SIX Continued 536 Unimaginativeness C Recollection
407
Memory 538 Forgetfulness D Anticipation
409
Expectation 540 Inexpectation
410
Disappointment 542 Foresight
411
Prediction
412
Presentiment
413
A Nature of Ideas Communicated 545 Meaning
414
Latent Meaningful ness 547 Meaninglessness 548 Intelligibility
415
Unintelligibility 550 Ambiguity
416
Figure of Speech
417
Interpretation 553 Misinterpretation B Modes of Communica tion 554 Communication
419
Manifestation
420
Disclosure
421
Information
422
News 559 Publication
423
Communications
425
Messenger C Education 562 Teaching
426
Misteaching
427
Learning 565 Teacher 566 Student
428
School D Indication
430
Indication
432
Insignia
433
Record 571 Recorder
434
E Representation 572 Representation 573 Misrepresentation F Arts of Design
435
574
437
Sculpture 576 Ceramics 577 Photography
438
Graphic Arts
440
Artist
441
Language
442
Language
443
Letter
445
Word
446
Nomenclature 584 Anonymity
447
Phrase H Grammar 586 Grammar 587 Ungrammaticalness I Style Mode of Expres sion 588 Diction
448
Elegance
449
Inelegance 591 Plain Speech 592 Conciseness
450
Diffuseness
451
J Spoken Language 594 Speech 595 Imperfect Speech
453
5 Talkativeness
454
Conversation 598 Soliloquy 599 Public Speaking
455
Eloquence
456
Grandiloquence
457
K Written Language 602 Writing
459
Printing 604 Correspondence
461
Book Periodical
462
Treatise
463
Abridgment L Linguistic Representation 608 Description
464
Poetry 610 Prose 611 Show Business
467
Entertainer
470
Uncommunicativeness Secrecy
471
Secrecy
472
Concealment N Falsehood 616 Falseness
473
Exaggeration
475
Deception
476
Deceiver 620 Dupe
477
A Wfll 621 Will
478
Willingness 623 Unwillingness B Resolution Determination
479
Resolution
480
Perseverance 626 Obstinacy
482
Irresolution Caprice 627 Irresolution 628 Change of Alle giance
483
Caprice 630 Impulse
485
Evasion 631 Avoidance 632 Escape
486
Abandonment
487
E Inclination 634 Desire
488
Eagerness
489
Indifference
491
VOLITION 639 Necessity
492
Predetermination
493
Prearrangement G Custom 642 Custom Habit
494
Unaccustomedness
495
Fashion 645 Social Convention 646 Formality
496
Informality
497
H Motive 648 Motivation Induce ment
498
Pretext 650 Allurement
499
Bribery 652 Dissuasion I Purpose 653 Intention
500
Plan 655 Pursuit
502
Ways and Means 657
504
Means 659 Provision Equip ment 660 Store Supply
505
Sufficiency 662 Insufficiency
507
Excess 664 Satiety
510
K Use 665 Use 666 Consumption 667 Misuse
511
Disuse 669 Uselessness
512
CONDITIONS A Adaptation to Ends 670 Expedience
513
Inexpedience
514
Importance 673 Unimportance
515
Goodness
517
Badness
518
Bane
519
Perfection 678 Imperfection
521
Blemish 680 Mediocrity B Wholesomeness 681 Cleanness
522
Uncleanness
524
Healthfulness 684 Unhealthfulness
525
Disease 687 Remedy
532
Healing Arts
536
Therapy 690 Psychology and Psychotherapy
540
Physical Progress 691 Improvement 692 Impairment
544
Destruction 694 Restoration 695 Refreshment
548
Relapse
549
E Security 697 Danger 698 Safety
550
Protection 700 Refuge
553
Preservation 702 Rescue 703 Warning 704 Alarm
554
VOLUNTARY ACTION A Action 705 Action 706 Inaction
555
Activity
556
Inactivity
557
Haste 710 Leisure
559
Rest Repose
560
Sleep 713 Wakefulness B Exertion Endeavor 714 Endeavor 715 Undertaking
561
Exertion
562
Fatigue 718 Worker Doer
564
Workplace C Preparation
566
Preparation 721 Unpreparedness D Accomplishment 722 Accomplishment
568
Nonaccomplishment
569
Success 725 Failure
570
Victory
571
Defeat
572
Prosperity 729 Adversity
573
Hindrance
574
Difficulty 732 Facility
577
E Adroitness 733 Skill 734 Unskillfulness
580
Cunning 736 Artlessness
582
F Conduct 737 Behavior 738 Misbehavior
583
AUTHORITY CONTROL A Prerogative 739 Authority 740 Lawlessness
585
B Politics and Government 741 Government
587
United Nations International Organizations
589
Politics 745 PoliticoEconomic Principles
592
Politician C Direction 747 Direction Manage ment
594
Director
595
Master 750 Servant Employee
597
Directions 751 Precept
598
Command 753 Demand 754 Advice
599
Council E Constraint 756 Compulsion 757 Strictness
600
Laxness 759 Leniency F Restraint 760 Restraint
601
Confinement G Unrestraint 762 Freedom
603
Liberation
605
H Subjugation 764 Subjection
606
Compliance 765 Submission
607
Obedience 767 Disobedience
608
Observance 769 Nonobservance J Pledge 770 Promise
609
Compact 772 Security
610
K Proposal 773 Offer
611
Request L Consent 775 Consent 776 Refusal
612
Permission 778 Prohibition 779 Repeal M Commission
614
Commission 781 Deputy Agent
615
Promotion 783 Demotion Deposal 784 Resignation
616
A Support 785
618
Cooperation 787 Associate
619
Association 789 Labor Union
620
B Opposition 790 Opposition 791 Opponent
621
Resistance 793 Defiance C Concord
622
Accord 795 Disaccord D Contention
623
Contention
624
Warfare
626
Attack
629
Defense 800 Combatant
630
Arms
632
Arena
634
E Peace 803 Peace 804 Pacification 805 Mediation
635
F Midcourse 806 Neutrality 807 Compromise
636
A Possession 808 Possession 809 Possessor 810 Property
637
Acquisition
638
Loss 813 Retention 814 Relinquishment
639
B Sharing 815 Participation 816 Apportionment
640
Transfer of Property 817 Transfer of Prop erty or Right 818 Giving
641
Receiving 820 Lending 821 Borrowing D Appropriation 822 Taking
643
Restitution 824 Theft
645
Thief 826 Illicit Business
646
Purchase
648
Sale 830 Businessman Merchant 831 Merchandise
649
Market 833 Stock Market
650
Securities
651
F Monetary Relations 835 Money 836 Finance Investment
654
Wealth 838 Poverty
656
Financial Credit
657
Nonpayment 843 Expenditure
659
Receipts SYNOPSIS OF CATEGORIES 845 Accounts 846 Price
660
Discount 848 Expensiveness
661
Cheapness 850 851 852 853 854 Costlessness Economy Parsimony
663
Liberality Prodigality
664
A Emotion 855 Feelings 856 Lack of Feelings
666
B Excitability 857 Excitement
667
Inexcitability
669
Nervousness
670
Unnervousness 861 Patience 862 Impatience
671
Pleasure and Pleasur ableness 863 Pleasantness 864 Unpleasantness
672
Pleasure 866 Unpleasure 867 Dislike
675
Contentment
677
Discontent 870 Cheerfulness
678
Solemnity 872 Sadness
679
Regret
681
Unregretfulness 875 Lamentation
682
Rejoicing 877 Celebration
683
Amusement
685
Dancing
686
Humorousness 881 Wit Humor 882 Banter
687
Dullness
688
Tedium
689
Aggravation 886 Relief
690
Comfort
691
Anticipative Emotions 888 Hope 889 Hopelessness
692
E Concern 890 Anxiety 891 Fear Frightening ness 892 Cowardice
693
Courage 894 Rashness
698
Caution
700
Affectation
705
Ostentation
706
Pride 905 Pride
707
Humility
708
Servility
709
Modesty 909 Vanity
710
Boasting 911 Bluster 912 Arrogance 913 Insolence
712
H Esteem 914 Repute 915 Disrepute
714
Honor 917 Title
716
Nobility 919 Commonalty
717
Contemplative Emotions 920 Wonder 921 Unastonishment II SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS A Social Relations 922 Sociability
719
Unsociability
720
Seclusion
721
Hospitality Wel come 926 Inhospitality
722
B Social Affections 927 Friendship
723
Friend 929 Enmity
724
Hate
725
Love
726
Marriage 934 Celibacy 935 Divorce Widow hood C Civility
728
Courtesy 937 Discourtesy
729
Benevolence 938 Kindness Benevo lence
730
Misanthropy 941 Public Spirit 942 Benefactor 943 Evildoer
732
E Sympathy 944 Pity 945 Pitilessness 946 Condolence
733
Forgiveness 948 Congratulation F Gratefulness 949 Gratitude 950 Ingratitude G Ill Humor 951 Ill Humor
734
Resentment Anger
736
H Selfish Resentment 953 Jealousy 954 Envy I Reprisal 955 Retaliation
737
Revenge III MORALITY A Morals 957 Ethics 958 Right 959 Wrong
738
B Moral Obligation 960 Dueness 961 Undueness
739
Duty 963 Imposition
741
Moral Sentiments 964 Respect 965 Disrespect
742
Contempt 967 Ridicule 968 Approval
743
Disapproval
745
Flattery
746
Disparagement
747
Curse 973 Threat D Moral Conditions 974 Probity
748
Improbity
750
Justice
751
Injustice 978 Selfishness 979 Unselfishness
752
Virtue 981 Vice
753
Wrongdoing
754
Guilt 984 Innocence 985 Good Person
755
Bad Person
756
Anachronism
807
Fastidiousness
896
Taste Tastefulness
897
Vulgaritv
898
Ugliness
899
Beauty
900
Ornamentation
901
Plainness
902
Sensuality
1001
Chastity
1008
Unchastity
1019
Indecency
1024
Asceticism
1082
Temperance
1146
Imagination
1297
ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS BOOK
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About the author (1977)

Robert L. Chapman has spent much of his professional career editing numerous reference texts, including thesauruses and dictionaries. An ardent collector of slang as well as other words, Chapman was the revising editor of the fourth edition of Roget's International Thesaurus and the supervising editor of the Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary. Chapman, a retired Professor of English from Drew University, has also edited Roget A to Z, The Dictionary of American Slang, Concise Roget's International Thesaurus, and the Thesaurus of American Slang.

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