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Synonyms for description
dɪˈskrɪp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. description, verbal description(noun)

    a statement that represents something in words

    Synonyms:
    verbal description

  2. description(noun)

    the act of describing something

    Synonyms:
    verbal description

  3. description(noun)

    sort or variety

    "every description of book was there"

    Synonyms:
    verbal description

Wiktionary

  1. description(noun)

    A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.

    Synonyms:
    sort, variety, type, kind

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. description

    A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.

    Synonyms:
    comment, commentary, definition, explanation, exposition, interpretation, rendering, translation

Editors Contribution

  1. ekphrasis

    "when i encounter a prolonged ekphrasis......, i worry." from how fiction works by james wood

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. description(n.)

    Synonyms:
    delineation, tracing

  2. description(n.)

    Synonyms:
    representation, explanation, account, relation, recital, report, narration, narrative

  3. description(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sort, kind, class, species

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. description(n)

    Synonyms:
    delineation, depiction, portrayal, class, species, sort, character

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How to use description in a sentence?

  1. Sheriff Troy Nehls:

    This is the worst kind of crime against a family, three crooks forcing their way into a home in the middle of the night is appalling. To make matters worse, they accosted a 7-year-old child. They’re cowards, to say the least. Nehls said the boy was transported to Texas Medical Center and was being treated for having some fluids in his lungs. MASKED MEN TERRORIZE TEXAS FAMILY, BURN CHILD WITH HOT WATER DURING HOME INVASION, OFFICIALS SAY Our staff is aggressively working this case. My prayers are with the family, he said on Twitter. The three men left with cash, jewelry and also took the family's phones after the hour-long ordeal, according to police. Authorities plan to release images from surveillance cameras near the home during a press conference on Tuesday. While police have not identified the victims, Mohamad Ghiritold KPRCon Monday he thought his brother was just late for work but finally in person was able to see the horror his face and description of the terrifying incident.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    Director Comey testified that Director Comey choice was to ‘ conceal or speak ’ about the Hillary Clinton investigation in the latter two weeks of the campaign, this highly-loaded description meant to justify the decision Director Comey made in the waning days of the presidential campaign is a poor characterization of the choice Director Comey faced. Schiff said the.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    **(C)(P)-I KNOW THAT SOMEDAY MY WORKS WILL BE PRAISED BY THE CRITICS, REVERED BY THE SKEPTICS, RESPECTED BY THE CYNICS, CONTINUE TO BE RESEARCHED BY THE ACADEMICS, AND LOVED BY ALL THOSE WHO KNOW TRUTH THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. IT WILL DEFY DESCRIPTION AND POSE A DIRE CHALLENGE TO HISTORICAL ANALYSIS. THE TRUTHS I DELIVER STANDS ON ITS OWN. I CREATED REGGAE AND TOLD THE WORLD ABOUT- THE TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY.

  4. Stephen Hawking:

    Humanities deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for continuing our quest. and our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.

  5. Erin Jones:

    It's part of my job description.


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