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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language: Complete & Unabridged Hardcover – 6 Oct 2008


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  • Hardcover: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Third edition edition (6 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007281013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007281015
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 6.6 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By R. Greenshields on 30 April 2009
Very good detail but American spellings. Please! it is supposed to be English, not Americano.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By 0064toptone on 21 Jun. 2012
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This Thesaurus is an impressive addition to my reference library.
The layout is clear, the definition makes for easy comparisons.
It is good to find very modern idioms as well as the old tried and true ones.
Great to have the antonyms as well.
The pleasant, unexpected, extras are the comprehensive lists itemising composers, capital cities, etc.
I would recommend this book to any enthusiast, or even beginner, of the English language, as it helps one through the intricies and many variations of English.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robert J. Yates on 3 April 2009
A big book, almost too large to handle conveniently. But a fine collection of alternatives for almost all the words in the dictionary. Very useful for crossword puzzle solvers
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Sept. 2013
An excellent Thesaurus containing most words when you need to find synonyms and antonyms. Very useful when solving crosswords and composing missives or any writing. Although the book is large and heavy it's a lot nicer using a "real" book than simply finding what you require using a mouse !!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Donald Thompson on 13 Nov. 2009
A superb range of words but the book is so heavy it makes it difficult to use. The additional "lists" were excellent and wide ranging
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brookes Robert on 25 Oct. 2010
Weighty book? It is indeed. But the book more than makes up for it with the weight of its contents. Having each word in blue and alternatives in black is a real boon. I can live with American English because the people of the United States have to live with British English and vice versa. Tolerance! If you know how to spell in English or American English, what's the problem? I think the book is a bargain...and as for all those worried about the weight of this book, look at Delia's Complete Cookery Book (the illustrated version), it's heavier. This thesaurus also has an extremely useful grouping of words, for example "Savoury Dishes" or "Coats and Cloaks" or "Cocktails". I am very happy with it. It is a fine reference work. I can imagine many people will be happy with it. Are you having problems looking for alternatives to "nice" and "lots"? The book will give you some clues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bowman on 23 Feb. 2011
Along with the dictionary, the thesaurus has proved invaluable to this crossword addict. A bargain at the price, and anyone into writing books, short stories, magazine articles etc. should get one - it provides many ideas for alternative words when you get stuck.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs S on 14 May 2013
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My previous thesaurus fell apart and I needed to replace. This one is a good version. Would have given it 5 stars but there are some words not included in it. The definitions do elaborate to the negative which is helpful. I would recommend to others.
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