View synonyms for synonymous


[ si-non-uh-muhs ]


  1. having the character of synonyms or a synonym; equivalent in meaning; expressing or implying the same idea.


/ sɪˈnɒnɪməs /


  1. often foll by with being a synonym (of)
  2. postpositivefoll bywith closely associated (with) or suggestive (of)

    his name was synonymous with greed

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Derived Forms

  • synˈonymously, adverb
  • synˈonymousness, noun

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Other Words From

  • syn·ony·mous·ly adverb
  • syn·ony·mous·ness noun
  • nonsyn·ony·mous adjective
  • nonsyn·ony·mous·ly adverb
  • unsyn·ony·mous adjective
  • unsyn·ony·mous·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of synonymous1

First recorded in 1600–10; from Medieval Latin synōnymus, from Greek synṓnymos, equivalent to syn- prefix + -ōnym- “name, word” + -os adjective suffix; syn-, -onym, -ous

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Example Sentences

Founder Badé Fatona said in an email that he is challenging the practices that have become synonymous with large international fashion businesses, including overconsumption.

From Digiday

They are synonymous, and nobody in this country is going to be fooled by that going forward.

For 37 years, viewers could also find comfort in knowing that Alex Trebek—the man who became synonymous with the No.

From Fortune

For Apple’s AR devices to work as anticipated, they will require virtual maps of the world, a concept AR insiders call the “AR cloud,” which is synonymous with the “mirrorworld” concept.

While the names Travis Scott and Byredo may not necessarily be synonymous, 2020 has proven to us that anything is possible.

The company moved into what was called Bertha Island, and soon become synonymous with the land it occupied.

Fraternities are almost as old as the United States and they are, in some respects, synonymous with it.

There is a reason Speyside has become synonymous with Scotch whisky.

The name—like Hitler or Hussein, Dahmer or Bundy—is synonymous with evil.

In her remarks, the Hercules Group was synonymous with peace and safety.

Reading” is used by Coaches in a technical sense; that is, synonymous with “thorough study.

A roket, or rochet, is a loose linen frock synonymous with sukkenye.

General terms were synonymous with real existences, and these were the only objects of philosophy.

It seems as if the thought that they may not be synonymous seldom, if ever, occurs to those using them.

The words Progress and Progressiveness are not here to be understood as synonymous with improvement and tendency to improvement.


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