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English Synonyms

English synonyms come in all shapes and sizes. In the list below you'll find synonyms for words beginning with the letters A thru I.

Remember, not all English synonyms are interchangeable in every situation.

For instance, you could have the word 'apathetic' as in the list below and depending on the situation the right synonym to use could be either 'dispirited' or 'lifeless.'

But using the word dispirited for apethetic gives a different sense than the use of lifeless for apathetic.

In fact, it could change the entire sense of what it is you want to convey so be careful when it come to using English synonyms.

The list below is for the words beginining with the letters A thru I for words that begin with other letter use the MENU at the top of this page. 

English Synonyms



Word

Synonym

Synonym

 

 

 

abandon

discard

vacate

accord

agree

grant

adversity

difficulty

misfortune

affluent

plentiful

rich

aggravate

annoy

infuriate

alleviate

lighten

mitigate

amenable

agreeable

favorable

anguish

distress

sorrow

apathetic

dispirited

lifeless

arrogant

disdainful

imperious

astonish

confound

overwhelm

atrocious

appalling

detestable

augment

add

enlarge

avoid

ignore

shun

awkward

graceless

inept

 

 

 

baffle

confuse

deceive

banal

common

plain

barren

desolate

sterile

berate

criticize

disapprove

betray

deceive

fool

bias

inclination

predisposition

bitter

acrid

sour

blend

combine

mix

bliss

happiness

joy

bluff

boast

feign

bold

daring

fearless

bonus

award

gift

bother

annoy

irritate

brief

concise

short

brilliant

clever

intelligent

brisk

fast

swift

budget

allot

plan

 

 

 

candid

honest

truthful

caricature

cartoon

imitation

casual

informal

natural

category

classification

division

cease

desist

stop

chaotic

disordered

messy

cherish

esteem

love

circumvent

avoid

go around

commemorate

celebrate

honor

compensate

balance

recompense

competent

able

capable

conceive

design

plan

confirmation

acknowledgement

proof

contradict

deny

oppose

contribution

donation

grant

courteous

polite

well-mannered

craving

desire

longing

credulous

confident

trustful

 

 

 

damp

moist

wet

dare

challenge

defy

decay

decline

rot

decent

honorable

pure

dense

filled

packed

designate

name

select

detain

hold

keep

disclose

announce

reveal

dogma

belief

view

durable

constant

lasting

dwindle

abate

diminish

 

 

 

eager

earnest

keen

eccentric

abnormal

idiosyncratic

elaborate

embellish

enhance

emanate

arise

radiate

embezzle

purloin

steal

eminent

distinguished

prominent

encourage

foster

induce

endure

last

persist

essential

cultured

learned

essential

basic

necessary

estimate

guess

predict

evaluate

appraise

judge

exhaust

deplete

empty

exhilarated

cheerful

zestful

explicit

definite

specific

 

 

 

fastidious

exacting

particular

federation

alliance

band

feeble

helpless

infirm

fervor

intensity

passion

feud

argument

dispute

filth

dirt

squalor

flatter

compliment

praise

fleet

nimble

swift

frivolous

inconsequential

trivial

frugal

prudent

saving

furious

angry

outraged

 

 

 

generous

benevolent

unselfish

genuine

actual

real

glare

gleam

glisten

gloomy

cheerless

dim

goad

provoke

badger

grasp

grab

hold

greed

avarice

longing

guarantee

assure

pledge

guile

cunning

deceit

gullible

credulous

unsuspicious

 

 

 

habitual

accustomed

regular

handicap

disability

disadvantage

harass

annoy

disturb

harmless

innocuous

inoffensive

harsh

hard

coarse

hasty

abrupt

hurried

haughty

arrogant

pretentious

humiliate

humble

shame

hygiene

cleanliness

sanitation

hypocrisy

duplicity

falseness

 

 

 

ideal

goal

perfection

idle

lazy

unoccupied

ignorant

stupid

unintelligent

illogical

incongruent

rambling

illustrious

eminent

famous

imitate

copy

reflect

immense

huge

mammoth

impartial

candid

impersonal

impatient

anxious

eager

implicate

accuse

insinuate

importune

beg

solicit

inadvertent

accidental

unintentional

indifferent

apathetic

disinterested

isolate

detach

quarantine

 

 

 

 


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