Evaluation of Subtle Differences of 426 Selected Sets of Synonyms -- A Total of 2307 Synonym Words -- Page 8
This is a list of some selected words and how their synonyms differ in their meaning.
  1. contemporary, contemporaneous, simultaneous, synchronous, concurrent, coincident, concomitant. These adjectives mean existing or occurring at the same time.
  2. continual, continuous, constant, ceaseless, incessant, perpetual, eternal, perennial, interminable. These adjectives are compared as they mean occurring over and over during a long period of time.
  3. contract, condense, compress, constrict, shrink. These verbs mean to decrease in size or content.
  4. contrary, balky, perverse, wayward, ornery. These adjectives mean given to acting in opposition to others.
  5. convey, carry, bear, transport, transmit. These verbs are compared as they refer to the movement of someone or something from one place to another.
  6. cool, composed, collected, unruffled, nonchalant, imperturbable, detached. These adjectives apply to persons, their attitudes, their behavior, or their actions to indicate absence of excitement or discomposure, especially in times of stress.
  7. correct, rectify, remedy, redress, reform, revise, amend. These verbs mean to make right what is wrong
  8. couple, pair, brace, yoke. These nouns denote two individuals of the same kind together.
  9. criticize, blame, reprehend, censure, condemn, denounce. These verbs are compared as they mean to express an unfavorable judgment.
  10. cruel, fierce, ferocious, barbarous, inhuman, savage, vicious. These adjectives mean showing a disposition to inflict violence, pain, or hardship, or to find satisfaction in the suffering of others.
  11. cry, weep, wail, keen, whimper, sob, blubber. These verbs mean to make inarticulate sounds of grief, unhappiness, or pain.
  12. culture, cultivation, breeding, refinement, taste. These nouns denote a personal quality resulting from the development of intellect, manners, and aesthetic appreciation.
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