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Having the same, or nearly the same, meaning. synonym N
The meaning of word or phrase.
If two things are interchangeable you can use one instead of the other and the effect will be the same
Not clear; able to be explained in different ways. Ambiguity N
Decide that sth has a particular meaning. Interpretation N
(of language) easy to understand. OPP opaque
Easy to understand and not needing more explanation
Clear and accurate. SYN exact N precision
Almost; very nearly (virtually the same/impossible/certain)
Colored paper used for wrapping presents
The spiritual part of a person, believed to exist after death spirit SYN
the use of words to say the opposite of what you mean, often humorously. Ironic ADJ
the use of words to say the opposite of what you mean in order to be unpleasant to sb or make fun of sb. Sarcastic ADJ
(of words) not used with their literal (= usual) meaning
Used of the kind of language you find in stories and poems.
(often used in dictionaries) showing that sth is bad or wrong.
no longer modern or fashionable. SYN dated OPP in current use
Very informal words that are not suitable in informal situations.
FML expressing disapproval or criticism. SYN derogatory
Rude or offensive
Make fun of
Make jokes about sb in an unkind way. Poke fun at
Make fun of sb often by copying what they say or do