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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

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) scratch

Synonyms: mark, scar, scrape, scratch Definition: an indication of damage

Hypernyms: mar, defect, blemish Definition: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body) Usage: a facial blemish

Synonyms: scratch Definition: (golf) a handicap of zero strokes Usage: a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course

Hypernyms: handicap Definition: advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

Synonyms: cacography, scratch, scrawl, scribble Definition: poor handwriting

Hypernyms: script, hand, handwriting Definition: something written by hand Usage: she recognized his handwriting; his hand was illegible

Synonyms: scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching Definition: a harsh noise made by scraping Usage: the scrape of violin bows distracted her

Hypernyms: noise Definition: sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound) Usage: he enjoyed the street noises; they heard indistinct noises of people talking; during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels

Synonyms: scratch, chicken feed Definition: dry mash for poultry

Hypernyms: mash Definition: mixture of ground animal feeds

Synonyms: start, starting line, scratch, scratch line Definition: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

Hypernyms: line Definition: in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area

Synonyms: scratch Definition: a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

Hypernyms: rival, contender, challenger, competition, competitor Definition: the contestant you hope to defeat Usage: he had respect for his rivals; he wanted to know what the competition was doing

Synonyms: sugar, dinero, dough, gelt, boodle, bread, clams, cabbage, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, kale, simoleons, shekels, scratch, moolah, pelf, wampum Definition: informal terms for money

Hypernyms: money Definition: the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender Usage: we tried to collect the money he owed us

Synonyms: dent, prick, incision, slit, scratch Definition: a depression scratched or carved into a surface

Hypernyms: depression, impression, imprint Definition: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing Usage: he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud

Synonyms: abrasion, scrape, scratch, excoriation Definition: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Hypernyms: wound, lesion Definition: an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

Synonyms for (verb) scratch

Synonyms: scratch, rub, chafe, fret, fray Definition: cause friction Usage: my sweater scratches

Hypernyms: touch, adjoin, contact, meet Definition: be in direct physical contact with; make contact Usage: The two buildings touch; Their hands touched; The wire must not contact the metal cover; The surfaces contact at this point

Synonyms: scrape, scratch, scratch up Definition: cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

Hypernyms: incise Definition: make an incision into by carving or cutting

Synonyms: scratch, grave, inscribe, engrave Definition: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface Usage: engrave a pen; engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's; the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

Hypernyms: carve, chip at Definition: engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface Usage: carve one's name into the bark

Synonyms: come up, scrape, scrape up, scratch Definition: gather (money or other resources) together over time Usage: She had scraped together enough money for college; they scratched a meager living

Hypernyms: hoard, roll up, pile up, amass, accumulate, collect, compile Definition: get or gather together Usage: I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife; She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis; She rolled up a small fortune

Synonyms: scratch, strike, excise, expunge Definition: remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line Usage: Please strike this remark from the record; scratch that remark

Hypernyms: delete, cancel Definition: remove or make invisible Usage: Please delete my name from your list

Synonyms: rub, scratch, itch Definition: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching Usage: Don't scratch your insect bites!

Hypernyms: irritate Definition: excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame Usage: Aspirin irritates my stomach