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Synonyms for paperwork
ˈpeɪ pərˌwɜrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paperwork(noun)

    work that involves handling papers: forms or letters or reports etc.


  1. paperwork(noun)

    busy work, administrivia, administrativia, red tape

  2. paperwork(noun)

    A clerical task or set of tasks involving routine written work; busy work; red tape.

    administrativia, administrivia, busy work, red tape

  3. paperwork(noun)

    Excessive, intricate or meticulous work with documents in an unnecessary and incidental way to more important tasks.

    busy work, administrivia, red tape, administrativia

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    bureaucracy, papers, tape, paper, documentation, papiers, documents

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How to use paperwork in a sentence?

  1. Cindy Madrid:

    They told us that based on the order the President signed we would be reunited with our children, but that we needed to have patience because there was a lot of paperwork for the children and they needed find an adequate place to be with them.

  2. Brian Kolfage:

    What we really think it is, we think it's a political issue. People are raising a fit about this. People don't like that it's happening, that's why we waited as long as we did to file the paperwork.

  3. Wernher von Braun:

    We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.

  4. Johanna Talcott:

    If they are concerned that he was not complying with the reporting compliance, they did not note it on the paperwork at the time of the seizure, what they are doing now is Monday morning quarterbacking. They're getting a little bit of heat, getting a little bit of attention, and are trying to make him look bad.

  5. San Francisco:

    This mini horse is a service animal, and the owner provided paperwork to a station agent stating so, after consultation (station agents usually dont see horses), the horse was allowed in.

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