Boxed entries discussing tone and nuance help you to select the perfect synonym, and related quotations and proverbs throughout the text show the words in action. ‘Types of’ panels give helpful suggestions for words it is difficult to find alternatives for – so beside the synonyms for ‘flower’ you will also find a list of common flowers.
- Ideal for writers and word game enthusiasts
- Explore a plethora of intriguing and useful synonyms and expressions in The Word Lover’s Gallimaufry – the exclusive new red centre section that highlights some of the most interesting areas of English.
- The fourth edition contains hundreds of updated entries – the latest words covering social changes, the environment, gender, technology, fashion, business and the recession.
- 420,000 alternatives for 18,000 words help you find the right word for every context and occasion
- Over 420,000 synonyms and antonyms
- Special notes throughout explain differences in meaning and usage
- Lists of related terms cover topics as varied as types of flower and terms used in football
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- Hundreds of panels advise on subtleties of meaning and tone
The Chambers Thesaurus draws on the resources of its companion volume, The Chambers Dictionary, to offer the richest range of synonyms and antonyms available,
making it a must for writers, puzzle and wordgame enthusiasts, and everyone who loves words. This edition has been updated with new vocabulary and includes hundreds of quotations and proverbs, helping you add sparkle to your writing and making the book even more of a pleasure to browse through. This thesaurus has been created using data from Chambers Wordtrack, a year-round programme that monitors the latest words and meanings to arrive in the English language.
The thesaurus is also backed by the authority of the Chambers Harrap International Corpus®, a database unique to Chambers. It contains over 500 million words of current written and spoken English.