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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and neat
This dictionary does exactly what it says: it gives plenty of synonyms for English words, suggesting when they are informal in usage. Where it is less strong is on antonyms, usually offering one at the most. In this it is less thorough than ths slightly larger Oxford version which also has useful alphabetical marks down the side to make finding a word easier. The Penguin...
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Useful and easy to use reference, good for quick referrals but you still need a thesaurus in your life. Yes you do. I live alone and often feel the need to argue with myself so this book is indispensable to me. Although sometimes it's dispensable. (You see, you do need a Thesaurus)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and neat, 11 July 2012
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This dictionary does exactly what it says: it gives plenty of synonyms for English words, suggesting when they are informal in usage. Where it is less strong is on antonyms, usually offering one at the most. In this it is less thorough than ths slightly larger Oxford version which also has useful alphabetical marks down the side to make finding a word easier. The Penguin gives, for example, under "tight" fourteen synonyms for the usual sense and its opposite "loose", six for miserly with money and the opposite "generous", four more for the sense of sealed but no antonyms and five for the informal use meaning drunk with the opposite "sober". My guess is that most people want synonyms but, if that is not your case, I'd go for the Oxford.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Penguin Book of Synonyms, 12 Jun 2011
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Great book for helping me do my crosswords. Excellent price - and delivered promptly and free of charge by Amazon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 29 May 2011
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I bought this book for a Hungarian friend who wants to improve her English; she has found it useful for expanding her vocabulary and I have also enjoyed browsing. I would recommend this book for anyone (English speaker or foreign learner)who wishes to enlarge their vocabulary.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good! Bad! No...yes...one or the other., 12 Aug 2013
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Useful and easy to use reference, good for quick referrals but you still need a thesaurus in your life. Yes you do. I live alone and often feel the need to argue with myself so this book is indispensable to me. Although sometimes it's dispensable. (You see, you do need a Thesaurus)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Family Product, 25 Jun 2013
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This is a great family resource. I bought this book to help with my poetry writing but my wife took possession of it to write her dissertation! The boys also find it very useful (one writes short stories, the other writes poetry). To avoid conflict over this very useful resource, I ordered for another copy.

I recommend this book to anyone who does any kind of writing! And that's practically everyone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 July 2014
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Brilliant service. Book as described. Thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 Aug 2014
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my wife thinks they good
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8 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very helpful and even entertaining book, 31 Aug 2003
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I find this book very interesting and as helpful as entertaining.
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