The ideal guide to choosing the right word Entries go beyond the word lists of a thesaurus, explaining important differences between synonyms Provides over 17,000 usage examples Lists antonyms and related words....
|Title||:||Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms: A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms With Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words|
|Number of Pages||:||499 Pages|
|File Size||:||688 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms: A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms With Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words Reviews
I've used this book since the mid 80's and recently bought it for my son-in-law.
I’m completely not satisfied, because I payed for new book which supposed to be a gift for my husband and came to me damaged because of not proper way of packaging. Something like this never happened to me, I’m disappointed and I think someone needs to give me some money back. Thank you
I found this book extremely useful. Thus far, I had always depended on a Harrap's for prompt and efficient assistance for synonymns. Hence I have used a Harrap's for many years. I found this Merriam Webster's a refreshing change, and felt that it offered a great range of possibilities. I liked the way of presentation. I have yet to get accustomed to regular use of it, but know that I will make greater use of it now that I have it readily available. I have it within arm's reach, so that when I am writing something, and need to check, that I'd be able to try something new and different; also something of a high grade and quality.
Throw away your Roget. This book discriminates between the subtle meanings of synonyms where Roget presents only a list - and a tired list at that. Excellent way to expand and refine one's vocabulary. Indispensable for finding that right word when writing a paper.
I first discovered this wonderful book in high school, 1957. What I learned was that synonyms may mean the same thing, but they each carry a different connotation. Often the connotation must be correct to carry the meaning you intended. Roget's Thesaurus may get you close, but you need the MW Dictionary of Synonyms to hit the target. For people who like to write and speak correctly, this is a must. I don't believe this is in print any longer, so get yours while they last.
It is a milestone work.
I have been an English learner for many years and I found this book the most useful among other dictionaries and thesaurus.