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Synonyms for pigeonhole
ˈpɪdʒ ənˌhoʊlpi·geon·hole

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  1. pigeonholenoun

    To put aside, to not act on (proposals, suggestions, advice).

    Fred was disappointed at the lack of post in his pigeonhole.

    table, shelve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pigeonholenoun

    a specific (often simplistic) category


  2. cubbyhole, pigeonholeverb

    a small compartment

    snuggery, snug, cubby, cubbyhole

  3. pigeonholeverb

    place into a small compartment

    stereotype, stamp

  4. pigeonhole, stereotype, stampverb

    treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

    "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"

    stomp, stereotype, emboss, stamp, boss, stump

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  1. Nic Pizzolatto:

    You can’t really judge an actor’s abilities by their career, because the business is going to pigeonhole people into whatever turns a profit, and no artist is less in charge of how their work is presented than an actor, the appeal of Vince was that within a great naturalism, he can convey fierce intelligence, complex emotion, and a real warmth married to a real edge, strength and vulnerability and danger and humor. There are essential contradictions at work that makes him fascinating to watch.

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  • in eine Schublade steckenGerman
  • θυρίδα, περιστερώνας, γραμματοθυρίδαGreek
  • casillero, casilla, encasillarSpanish
  • luokitella, lokero, kyyhkyslakka, lokeroidaFinnish
  • classificare, etichettareItalian
  • 分類棚Japanese
  • гулабарник, чекмеџе, преграда, фах, вбројуваMacedonian
  • hokjesdenkenDutch
  • отделение для бумаг, голубиное гнездоRussian
  • placera i ett fack, fackSwedish
  • เอาซุกไว้Thai

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