what are synonyms?

whats a synonym

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Synonyms are different words with identical or at least similar meanings. Words that are synonyms are said to be synonymous, and the state of being a synonym is called synonymy. The word comes from Ancient Greek σύν ("syn") "with" and ὄνομα ("onoma") "name."

    An example of synonyms is the words car and automobile. Similarly, if we talk about a long time or an extended time, long and extended become synonyms. In the figurative sense, two words are often said to be synonymous if they have the same connotation:"a widespread impression that … Hollywood was synonymous with immorality" (Doris Kearns Goodwin)

  • keedy
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    4 years ago

    Energized Synonym

  • 1 decade ago

    Synonyms are different words with identical or at least similar meanings. Words that are synonyms are said to be synonymous, and the state of being a synonym is called synonymy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Synonyms are different words with identical or at least similar meanings. Words that are synonyms are said to be synonymous, and the state of being a synonym is called synonymy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A synonym is a word that has a similar or identical meaning to another word.

    Ex: A synonym for beautiful is gorgeous.

  • 1 decade ago

    Synonyms are a word that means the same or close to the same has the root word.

    angry is a synonym for Mad

    excited is a synonym for Exstatic

    Kind is a synonym for caring

    lol....i think u get it now =)

  • Alyssa
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    1 decade ago

    Words that have the same meaning.

    Eg. Hyper is a synonym of Energized

    Sad is a synonym of Unhappy

    And so on and so forth.

  • 1 decade ago

    A pair of synonyms are two different words that mean the same thing.

  • 4 years ago

    What Are Synonyms

  • 5 years ago

    Synonyms - Two words having similar meanings that can be used alternatively.. and thus the synonym for synonyms is equivalent words..

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