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Questions tagged [word-request]

This tag is for questions seeking a word that fits a meaning. If you actually seek a phrase, or don't care, see the "phrase-request" tag.

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An adjective for this feature?

A matters for B and B matters for A. Or, A and B both equally matters for C. Example: To make the right decision you need to know both the cost (A) and the outcome (B). I am looking for an ...
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describing an action of repetitive mentioning of some urgent need

What's the right word in English to describe an action of repetitive mentioning of some urgent need? For example, This politician began to show up on TV every so often _______________-ing the ...
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What's the word that refers to markets where cheap, often used, goods are sold?

What's the word that refers to markets where cheap, often used, goods are sold? I forgot the word that refers to such market. Also, if you know the word, is there an alternate way to refer to it, I ...
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What do you call the apparatus you use to raise a flag?

What do you call the apparatus you use to raise a flag? Here we see a dummy person raising the flag with an apparatus, what is the apparatus called? Is there a word for it?
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Using the phrasal verb “hold up” for an individual appearance

When something holds up it means that it has remained strong or in a fairly good condition. For example: There were fears that her ankle might not hold up for the competition. Prices had held ...
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Maternal and paternal (aunt/uncle)

How should I define the type of my aunt and uncle in order to specify among my parents, whose brother or sister they are? Is it the natural way of it to precede these nouns with the adjectives "...
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A place composed of many nations and races

What do you call humorously or in casual English a country / city which is comprised of many races from various provinces of the same country or other countries? Is there any specific term, expression ...
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A metaphor which can introduce an experienced/inexperienced person

What do you call a half-baked (not quite experienced) and well-baked (well-experienced) person in English? I'm looking for a metaphorical expression or preferably word, which can explain a person who ...
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Is there a word that means “legal subtleties”?

Is there a word that means "legal subtleties"? Often, we see laws worded in such a way that if you don't read them carefully, you may grossly misunderstand them and make a costly mistake, especially ...
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An antonym for “economical with truth”

He is not "economical with the truth". He is ____ with the truth. What to put in the blank? Non-Economical?
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Is there a word or phrase that could fully describe this sphere made of flags?

Is there a word or phrase that could fully describe this sphere made of flags? I don't think there's a word for this, but I don't even know if I can describe it properly into words. A sphere whose ...
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Different stages of life

What words do you usually use to refer to the different periods of your age? For instance, which words would work properly in the made-up example below? Note: I have listed some words in age order, ...
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Sport teams classifications based on age

How do you usually classify different sport teams based on age? In my country, we always for all sports have four and sometimes five classes which would be determined by players' minimum and maximum ...
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Meaning and usage of “title”

I write a German software, which also has to have an English user interface. In Germany we use for contacts the Anrede (Herr / Frau => Mr. / Mrs.). An English Outlook for the field Anrede uses Title. ...
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How do I correct the following sentence, “When I was speeding out of control I couldn't brake” (ice skating)?

I was told that I shouldn't use the verb brake when I'm talking about ice skates. However, I'm not sure what an appropriate substitute would be (I can't find a similar verb that conveys an equal ...
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Is there a word that means “frozen to the point of being damaged beyond repair”?

Is there a word that means "frozen to the point of being damaged beyond repair"? I am thinking of organic things, but I would also like to find a word that can be used generally for non-organic things ...
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Alternatives for the suffix '-rooted'

I'm looking for an alternative suffix to '-rooted'. The word combination will be with 'spiritually-...'. I'm thinking of using 'spiritually-rooted practice' but 'rooted' sounds so 'just-dropped'. On ...
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“an idea ___ what I need to do”? (How to fill in the blank)

What sort of linking word should I use in the following sentence: "I thought you might have an idea ___ what I need to do"? I have always thought that the best linking word in the above sentence ...
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Adjectives to distinguish males' & females' clothes and accessories

What adjective I can use to refer to specific sort of clothes or anything that has been designed to be used by women or men to imply that they are dedicated to "men" and in contrary specific for "...
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Any idea, belief etc. regarding the hatred of men

What do you call thoughts, beliefs which are indicative of hate men? The words that I can make-up are as below, although dictionaries do not include any if them and it was why I needed to ask you: ...
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Is there an adverb that means at an irregular interval of time?

Is there an adverb that means at an irregular interval of time? I am asking, because I am pretty sure "periodically" means at a regular interval of time, like roughly 1 hour, even if it can be used ...
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What do you call the sound emitted by a car horn?

What do you call the sound emitted by a car horn? Is there a formal, non-informal term for the sound? I am pretty sure there is an informal and a formal word for it, but I rather have the formal word.
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Is there a word that means “ignoring/dismissing a fact for disingenuous reasons”?

Is there a word that means "ignoring/dismissing a fact for disingenuous reasons"? Let's say a North Korean analyst wouldn't admit to the fact that the elections in North Korea aren't transparent in an ...
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Looking within yourself versus at yourself

I would like to know what the difference is, if any exists, between the expressions Look within yourself and Look at yourself Don't both refer to using introspection to find out what you think ...
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When the train start to go / move / something else?

While talking about a bus or a train, what's the correct way to refer to his leaving the main train station? Is there a specific term like departure for airplane. I thought about "When the train ...
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Name for the people who hustle you into restaurants

What do you call those people who hustle you into restaurants, like those in tourist areas that stand in the street with a menu, suggesting you go into their restaurant. (Brussels is a good example.)
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A word/expression that encapsulates all your familiar people

As we all know, acquaintances are the people whom we know but do not know well and therefore they are not considered as a friend. We have a term which can encompass all the people we know, including: ...
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An influential person / a very influential person who can pull strings in your favor

What do you call an influential connection in an organization or a governmental entity who can help you out of problems related to that organization or even more powerful one who has relations in ...
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A person who has developed only in one or many aspects of their life

What do you call a person who has been developed in only one aspect of their life? For instance, someone who has just studied and did not achieve any needed experiences in society dealing with ...
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Use of the word 'feed' for visitors

Do we feed people? Does the word 'feed' fit best when we talk about guests or visitors? Here is the sentence: This organization feeds thousands of people who attend training sessions here. Shouldn'...
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An adjective for a method or a way of doing things that does not take unnecessary time or doesn't waste time?

I am looking for an adjective for a method or a way of doing things that does not take unnecessary time or doesn't waste time? Example: This journal has reviewed my paper without taking ...
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Acute and chronic are sub-classification of what?

We can classify a disease for example according to the severity (mild, intermediate, and severe) or according to the stability (stable and non-stable) and so on. According to what we determine acute ...
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Someone who lends usurious money and their action

What do you call a person who achieves lots of money without working, just sitting at home lending people money with the agreement that they will pay him/her back a very much larger amount of money in ...
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Using the word “profiteer” in noun and verbal form

What verb do you usually use to describe the action of a "profiteer"? I know that the word "profiteer" can be used in both noun and verbal forms, but I think that the verbal form is used very rarely. ...
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Is there a verb that means “put it out there for everyone to see”?

Is there a verb that means "put it out there for everyone to see"? What brought this about is the fact I wondered how to describe the scene where the police of Gotham city flashes the bat-signal on ...
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Is “vegetable base” a common term in English?

How do they refer to big roofed places, in which vegetables, having been brought from fields, are kept before being taken to various outlets to be sold? I thought "vegetable base" was a good term, ...
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“Official wife” or “Formal wife”?

I want to use a term to mean that the speaker has been recorded as the wife of X in a civil registry officially and legally. I don't know what is the usual word to use in this case, I have searched "...
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An obvious model/example/type of someone or something

There is an expression in our current language which has entered from legal jargon into the common language. (I'm trying to translate it.) We say something like: He/she is an obvious example/...
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What is “the hole of a pet bottle on the top” called?

It's very subtle but I cannot come up with a simple word to indicate the hole on a pet bottle's top, where the liquid comes out when the bottle is leaned. I guess it's a very simple word that I ...
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Is there a word for these types of tattoos?

I kept googling "sleeve tattoos", but I can't find sleeve tattoos like the ones in the picture above with that term. Is there a keyword or a word that refers to that particular tattoo style?
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Is there a word for pant sleeves?

Is there a word for pant sleeves? I know that 'sleeves' is used for sweaters, but what about pants? I don't think the phrase 'sleeve pants' is idiomatic. Is it? By pant sleeves, I obviously mean the ...
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What do you call the entire mechanical system that makes a bicycle rotate?

What do you call the entire mechanical system that makes a bicycle rotate? This is a bicycle and in the bottom left you have the mechanical system that makes the back wheel rotate. I am not just ...
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What do you call something that happens on a cyclical basis?

What do you call something that happens on a cyclical basis or something that keeps on repeating? For example, wars keeps on happening. What do you call such things that keeps on happening? I thought ...
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What's the word that means spitting while talking?

What's the word that means spitting while talking? By that I mean emit saliva and have it flown out of the mouth in an involuntarily way while talking? I remember there was a word for it, but I don't ...
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What do you call the hair that falls on your forehead?

For example, when you have a bowl cut, you have hair that hides your forehead. What do you call the hair that falls on your forehead?
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What is the word for interior with a circle

I'd like to know what is the word to describe the entire interior within a circle. Circle is for the boundary only and does not include the interior of it.
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How to say that a point should be skipped so that we can move on to a better (or deeper) question?

My question is in the context of essay writing. My essay will discuss the viewpoints presented by this video from BBC. In the video, the question "How should we include transgender athletics in sport?"...
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What do you call the protruding backside of a car?

What do you call the protruding backside of a car? I am referring to the part behind the seats and the black cover of the car in this picture. Is there a particular name for it?
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Words for “Those who pass / fail in an exam.”

I know: Those who win: Winner Those who lose: Loser But, Those who fail in an exam: ? And, Those who pass in an exam: ? Please help. Thank you. (Edited after jonathanjo's comment)
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