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SYNONYMS

Similar Meanings
Same Meanings
DEFINITION OF SYNONYMS

 A synonym is a word that has the same


meaning or nearly has the same meaning as
another word.

 Synonyms can be nouns, verb, adverbs or


adjectives, as long as both members of the
pair are the same part of speech.
MORE EXAMPLES OF SYNONYMS:
baby ≈ infant (noun)
student ≈ pupil (noun)
buy ≈ purchase (verb)
pretty ≈ attractive
(adjective)
sick ≈ ill (adjective)
quickly ≈ speedily
(adverb)
Why learn synonyms?

1) To express ourselves more clearly

2) To avoid the repetition of words

3)To make our compositions


more interesting
MOUNT FUJI IS A BIG MOUNTAIN.

g
I’m bi …
A word
web

massive
great

large BIG
enormous

huge gigantic

Can you think of other words to replace the


word ‘big’?
A word
web

massive
great

large BIG
enormous

huge gigantic

These words are synonyms. They have the same meaning as


‘big’. Synonyms help us to replace commonly-used words.
Replace that adjective!

Funny
Humorous
Mirthful
Laughable

Mr. Bean is a funny comedian


Replace that adjective!

Magnificent
Impressive
Great
Majestic

The Great Wall of China is one of the


magnificent wonders of the world.
Replace that adjective!

Exciting
Thrilling
Electrifying
Stimulating

‘Maplestory’ is the most exciting online


game among children.
Replace that adjective!

Dirty
Filthy
Unclean

This dog sitting on the mud is very dirty.


Replace that adjective!

Ugly
Gruesome
Horrid
Disgustin
g

Davey Jones is ugly looking!


Replace that adjective!

Holiday
Vacation
Trip
Break

We are going to Disneyland for our


holiday
Replace that adjective!
Daring
Bold
Brave
Courageous

The man holding on to the edge of the cliff,


with a camera is daring.
Replace that adjective!
Noisy
Boisterou
s
Loud

The children were very noisy at the


birthday party.
Replace that adjective!

Diligent
Hardworking
Conscientiou
s
Attentive

We are a class of diligent students.


Replace that adjective in
our writing!
“Thea was very angry that she hit him.”

Furious
Enraged
Maddened
Replace that adjective in
our writing!
“ Wow! What a crowded place!”
exclaimed, Mary.

Jam-packed
Crammed Full
Overcrowded
Replace that adjective in
our writing!
“Both of them were happily building the
sandcastles”

Joyfully
Gleefully
Merrily
Replace that adjective in
our writing!
“Mr.Wong saw him and quickly ran to call
the lifeguard to save his son”

Speedily
Swiftly
Rapidly
Replace that adjective in
our writing!
Everyone looked at them and shouted,
“Faster, faster, swim faster’ to the
lifeguard!”

Yelled
Screamed
Bellowed
USING THE THESAURUS

 What’s a thesaurus?
It is a book, similar to a
dictionary except that it
contains groups of words with
similar meanings being placed
together.
MORE LEARNING RESOURCES

 Basic English Grammar pgs 60 – 68 (Revision for


Adjectives)
 http://pbskids.org/lions/games/synsam.html

 http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/matching-

 Log into Asknlearn web portal -


http://www.asknlearn.com/
 - Click on English – P2

 - Click on Launch

 - Click on Places Of Interest

 - Under Activities, click on Hot Quiz: Synonyms