synonymist
noun Date: circa 1753 one who lists, studies, or discriminates synonyms

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  • Synonymist — Syn*on y*mist (s[i^]n*[o^]n [i^]*m[i^]st), n. [Cf. F. synonymiste.] One who collects or explains synonyms. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • synonymist — /si non euh mist/, n. a specialist in the study or compiling of synonyms. [1745 55; SYNONYM + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • synonymist — noun A person who studies synonyms. See Also: synonym, synonymic, synonymous, synonymy …   Wiktionary

  • synonymist — syn·on·y·mist …   English syllables

  • synonymist — noun a student of synonyms • Derivationally related forms: ↑synonymy • Hypernyms: ↑lexicographer, ↑lexicologist …   Useful english dictionary

  • synonym — noun /ˈsɪnənɪm/ a) A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase. Happy is a synonym of glad . b) Any of the formal names for the taxon, including the valid name (i.e. the senior synonym). Syn …   Wiktionary

  • lexicographer — noun a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language • Syn: ↑lexicologist • Derivationally related forms: ↑lexicology (for: ↑lexicologist), ↑lexicography • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • lexicologist — noun a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language • Syn: ↑lexicographer • Derivationally related forms: ↑lexicology, ↑lexicography (for: ↑lexicographer) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • synonymity — noun the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning • Syn: ↑synonymy, ↑synonymousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑synonymous (for: ↑synonymousness), ↑synonymous, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • synonymousness — noun the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning • Syn: ↑synonymy, ↑synonymity • Derivationally related forms: ↑synonymous, ↑synonymous (for: ↑synonymity), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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