Evaluation of Subtle Differences of 426 Selected Sets of Synonyms -- A Total of 2307 Synonym Words - Page 31
This is a list of some selected words and how their synonyms differ in their meaning.
  1. sinister, baleful, malign. These adjectives apply to what is indicative of or threatens great harm, disaster, or evil.
  2. slide, slip, glide, coast, skid, slither. These verbs mean to move smoothly and continuously over or as if over a slippery surface.
  3. sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, slipshod. These adjectives apply to people, their appearance, their way of thinking, or their work and mean marked by an absence of due or proper care or attention.
  4. slow, dilatory, leisurely, laggard, deliberate. These adjectives mean taking more time than is usual or necessary.
  5. sly, cunning, tricky, crafty, wily, foxy, artful, guileful. These adjectives mean disposed to or marked by indirection or deviousness in the gaining of an end.
  6. smile, grin, simper, smirk. These nouns denote facial expressions, as those indicating amusement, in which the mouth is curved upward slightly at the corners.
  7. solitude, isolation, seclusion, retirement. These nouns denote the state of being alone.
  8. speed, hurry, hasten, quicken, accelerate, precipitate. These verbs mean to proceed or cause to proceed rapidly or more rapidly.
  9. spontaneous, impulsive, instinctive, involuntary, automatic. These adjectives mean acting, reacting, or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning.
  10. stammer, stutter. These verbs apply to hesitant, stumbling, or halting speech.
  11. state, condition, situation, status. These nouns denote the mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing.
  12. stay, remain, wait, abide, tarry, linger, sojourn. These verbs mean to continue to be in a given place.
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