Synonyms for emphasis

Synonyms for (noun) emphasis

Synonyms: emphasis, vehemence

Definition: intensity or forcefulness of expression

Usage: the vehemence of his denial; his emphasis on civil rights

Similar words: intensity, intensiveness

Definition: high level or degree; the property of being intense


Synonyms: emphasis, stress, accent

Definition: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

Usage: he put the stress on the wrong syllable

Similar words: inflection, prosody

Definition: the patterns of stress and intonation in a language


Synonyms: emphasis

Definition: special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.

Similar words: rhetorical device

Definition: a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)


Synonyms: emphasis, accent

Definition: special importance or significance

Usage: the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis; the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

Similar words: grandness, importance

Definition: a prominent status

Usage: a person of importance