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Note 69 – Synonyms and Antonyms


For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 69, then please read on…

Synonyms and Antonyms

DEFINITIONS

Definition of a synonym from the Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus

1. “A word that means the same or nearly the same as another word such as bucket and pail.”

2. “A word or phrase used as another name for something, such as Hellene for a Greek.”

Definition of an antonym from the Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus

“A word that means the opposite of another”

WHERE TO FIND SYNONYMS & ANTONYMS

  • A dictionary and thesaurus e.g. The Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus
  • Websites e.g. http://www.synonym.com/ which is a synonyms thesarurus with antonyms and definitions.  I found this very easy to use; you just type in the word you are looking and it retrieves a list of synonyms.  You will also find the antonym (the opposite) as well as definitions.

Hope you have enjoyed reading this – please feel free to comment if you wish.  I blog daily so please don’t forget to come back tomorrow to learn more.  As mentioned in earlier blogs, I am happy to take requests on the subject of grammar/punctuation/writing tips or similar (I do have 297 days remaining in my challenge!).  .

Wishing you a great day.

Until tomorrow…

Sandra

This blog: https://mywritingnotebook.wordpress.com

My other blog: http://sandramadeira.wordpress.com

My website: www.tipsandluxuries.com (includes the first chapter of my book)

Twitter: @madeirasandra and @tipsandluxuries

Reference list:

The Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus – published by HarperCollins Publishers, UK

http://www.synonym.com/

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About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Please let me know what you think of my blog - constructive comments welcome. Have a great day Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com

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