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Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) down

Synonyms: down Definition: (American football) a complete play to advance the football Usage: you have four downs to gain ten yards

Hypernyms: play, turn Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession Usage: it is my turn; it is still my play

Synonyms: down, down feather Definition: soft fine feathers

Hypernyms: feather, plumage, plume Definition: the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Synonyms: pile, down Definition: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

Hypernyms: hair Definition: a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss Usage: he combed his hair; each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells

Synonyms: down Definition: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil

Hypernyms: highland, upland Definition: elevated (e.g., mountainous) land

Synonyms: Down, John L. H. Down Definition: English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)

Hypernyms: doc, doctor, Dr., physician, MD, medico Definition: a licensed medical practitioner Usage: I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

Synonyms for (verb) down

Synonyms: polish, refine, fine-tune, down Definition: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing Usage: refine one's style of writing

Hypernyms: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better Definition: to make better Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Synonyms: down Definition: bring down or defeat (an opponent)

Hypernyms: overcome, defeat, get the better of Definition: win a victory over Usage: You must overcome all difficulties; defeat your enemies; He overcame his shyness; He overcame his infirmity; Her anger got the better of her and she blew up

Synonyms: consume, down, devour, go through Definition: eat immoderately Usage: Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal

Hypernyms: eat Definition: take in solid food Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?

Synonyms: toss off, down, drink down, belt down, bolt down, pop, pour down, kill Definition: drink down entirely Usage: He downed three martinis before dinner; She killed a bottle of brandy that night; They popped a few beer after work

Hypernyms: imbibe, drink Definition: take in liquids Usage: The patient must drink several liters each day; The children like to drink soda

Synonyms: knock down, down, cut down, pull down, push down Definition: cause to come or go down Usage: The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect; The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet

Hypernyms: strike Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead

Synonyms for (adjective) down

Synonyms: down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, dispirited, depressed, low, low-spirited, grim, gloomy, blue Definition: filled with melancholy and despondency Usage: gloomy at the thought of what he had to face; gloomy predictions; a gloomy silence; took a grim view of the economy; the darkening mood; lonely and blue in a strange city; depressed by the loss of his job; a dispirited and resigned expression on her face; downcast after his defeat; feeling discouraged and downhearted

Hypernyms: dejected Definition: affected or marked by low spirits Usage: is dejected but trying to look cheerful

Synonyms: down Definition: not functioning (temporarily or permanently) Usage: we can't work because the computer is down

Hypernyms: inoperative Definition: not working or taking effect Usage: an inoperative law

Synonyms: down Definition: shut Usage: the shades were down

Hypernyms: lowered Definition: below the surround or below the normal position Usage: with lowered eyes

Synonyms: depressed, down Definition: lower than previously Usage: the market is depressed; prices are down

Hypernyms: low Definition: less than normal in degree or intensity or amount Usage: low prices; the reservoir is low

Synonyms: down, down pat, mastered Definition: understood perfectly Usage: had his algebra problems down

Hypernyms: perfect Definition: being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish Usage: a perfect circle; a perfect reproduction; perfect happiness; perfect manners; a perfect specimen; a perfect day

Synonyms: down Definition: being put out by a strikeout Usage: two down in the bottom of the ninth

Hypernyms: out Definition: not allowed to continue to bat or run Usage: he was tagged out at second on a close play; he fanned out

Synonyms: down, downward Definition: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place Usage: the down staircase; the downward course of the stream

Hypernyms: descending Definition: coming down or downward

Synonyms: down Definition: becoming progressively lower Usage: the down trend in the real estate market

Hypernyms: falling Definition: becoming lower or less in degree or value Usage: a falling market; falling incomes

Synonyms: down Definition: being or moving lower in position or less in some value Usage: lay face down; the moon is down; our team is down by a run; down by a pawn; the stock market is down today

Hypernyms: behind Definition: having the lower score or lagging position in a contest Usage: behind by two points; the 8th inning found the home team trailing

Hypernyms: downbound Definition: heading in any direction that is conventionally down Usage: a downbound channel; the downbound train

Hypernyms: downcast Definition: directed downward Usage: a downcast glance

Hypernyms: downfield Definition: toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field Usage: he threw to a downfield receiver

Hypernyms: downward Definition: on or toward a surface regarded as a base Usage: he lay face downward; the downward pull of gravity

Hypernyms: fallen Definition: having dropped by the force of gravity Usage: fallen leaves covered the forest floor; sat on a fallen tree trunk

Hypernyms: set Definition: being below the horizon Usage: the moon is set

Hypernyms: thrown Definition: caused to fall to the ground Usage: the thrown rider got back on his horse; a thrown wrestler; a ball player thrown for a loss

Hypernyms: weak Definition: tending downward in price Usage: a weak market for oil stocks