A Comprehensive Dictionary of English Synonymes

Front Cover
Thomas Tegg, 1842 - English language - 180 pages
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 4 - To ACQUAINT, apprise, inform, make known ; disclose, communicate. ACQUAINTANCE, familiarity, intimacy ; fellowship. To ACQUIESCE, accede, assent, consent, comply, agree, yield. To ACQUIRE, obtain, attain, gain, procure ; win, earn. ACQUIREMENT, acquisition ; qualification. To ACQUIT, set free, clear, absolve ; pardon, forgive. ACRIMONY, asperity, harshness, smartness, tartness. ACTIVE, agile, assiduous, alert, brisk, vigorous, nimble, lively, quick, sprightly ; prompt ; in
Page 100 - LOAD, freight, cargo, lading, burden ; weight. LOATH, reluctant, backward, unwilling, averse. To LOATHE, abhor, detest, abominate. To LODGE, harbor, shelter, entertain. LOFTINESS, dignity; haughtiness, pride. LOFTY, high, tall, elevated, exalted. To LOITER, linger, tarry, lag, saunter. LONELY, solitary, lonesome. To LONG for, desire, hanker after. To LOOK, behold, view, eye, inspect. LOOK, air, manner, mien, appearance, aspect ; glance. LOOKER on, spectator, beholder, observer. To LOOK for, expect,...
Page 57 - ... assurance, hardihood, impudence. EFFUSION, dispersion ; waste. EGOTISTICAL, conceited, vain, opinionated. ELDER, senior, older. To ELECT, choose, select, appoint. ELEGANT, graceful, beautiful. To ELEVATE, raise, lift, exalt, erect. ELIGIBLE, fit, worthy, preferable. ELOCUTION, eloquence, oratory, rhetoric. To ELUCIDATE, explain, illustrate, clear up. ELUCIDATION, explanation, exposition, annotation, comment. To ELUDE, evade, escape, avoid, shun. To EMANATE, arise, proceed, issue, spring, flow....
Page 120 - PLAGUE — annoy, vex, teaze, harass, torment, tantalize, importune, molest. PLAIN — even, level, smooth ; apparent, visible, clear, obvious, evident, manifest, distinct ; open, candid, free, frank, ingenuous. PLAN — design, device, contrivance, scheme, project, stratagem. PLAUDIT — acclamation, applause, exultation, shouting. PLAUSIBLE — colourable, specious, ostensible, feasible. PLAY — game, sport, pastime, amusement. PLAYER — actor, performer. To PLEAD — apologize, defend, justify,...
Page 15 - ... business, employment, engagement, office, trade, profession, occupation. To AVOID — shun, elude, eschew AVOIDED (not to be) — inevitable unavoidable. To Avow — acknowledge, own, Confess, recognize. To AWAKEN — arouse, stir up, excite ; provoke. AWARE — apprised, on one's guard, cautious. AWE — reverence, dread, fear. AWKWARD — clumsy, uncouth, untoward, unhandy, unpolite. AWRY — crooked, bent, curved, oblique. To BABBLE — chatter, prate, prattle.
Page 52 - To DISSEMBLE, disguise, conceal. To DISSEMINATE, spread, propagate, circulate, diffuse. DISSENSION, discord, contention. To DISSENT, differ, disagree, vary. DISSERTATION, essay, treatise, tract. DISSIMULATION, simulation, deceit, hypocrisy. To DISSIPATE, disperse, dispel, expend, squander, waste. DISSOLUTE, loose, lax, vague, licentious. DISTANT, far, remote. DISTASTE, dislike, dissatisfaction, disgust. DISTEMPER, disorder, disease, malady. DISTINCT, separate, different ; plain, visible, obvious....
Page 44 - To DEFEAT, overpower, overcome, beat, rout; baffle, disconcert, foil, frustrate. • DEFECT, fault, blemish, flaw, imperfection. DEFECTIVE, deficient, imperfect. To DEFEND, vindicate, justify; plead ; exculpate ; guard, protect. DEFENDER, advocate, pleader, vindicator. DEFENSIBLE, justifiable. DEFENCE, apology, plea, excuse ; vindication, justification. To DEFER, postpone, delay, protract, prolong, procrastinate, retard. DEFERENCE, condescension, complaisance; respect, submission. DEFICIENT, defective,...
Page 99 - ... deliver, set at large. LIBERTY, freedom ; leave, license, permission. LICENSE. See preceding word. LICENTIOUS, loose, vague, lax, dissolute. LICIT, lawful, legal, legitimate. LIE, falsehood, falsity, untruth, fabrication, fiction, invention, mendacity. LIFE, animation, vivacity, spirits; good cheer. LIFELESS, dead, inanimate. To LIFT, heave, hoist ; raise, elevate, erect, exalt. LIGHT (to supply), illuminate, illumine, illume, enlighten, lighten. LIGHTNESS, ease, facility ; levity, flightiness,...
Page 136 - REIATE — recount, narrate, detail, describe; refer, respect regard, concern. RELATED— connected, combined. RELATION — account, narrative, description, recital, detail, narration, explanation. RELATIVE. See RELATION. RELATIONSHIP — kindred, consanguinity, affinity. To RELAX — slacken, loose; mitigate, remit. RELENTLESS — implacable, unrelenting; unpitying. RELEVANT — pertinent, to the purpose, apposite, fit, proper. RELIANCE — dependence; trust, confidence, repose. RELICS — remains,...
Page 115 - OUTLINES, sketch, draught. To OUTLIVE, survive. OUTSIDE, appearance, semblance. OUTWARD, outer, external, exterior ; extrinsic, extraneous. To OUTWEIGH, overbalance, preponderate. To OWN, acknowledge, confess. recognise. OWNER, possessor, proprietor, master. PACE, step, gait. PACIFIC, peaceful, peaceable, mild, gentle. To PACIFY, appease, calm, quiet, still. PAGAN, gentile, heathen. PAIN, anguish, agony, distress, suffering. To PAINT, color, represent, depict, describe, delineate, sketch. PAIR, couple,...

Bibliographic information