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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wagesnoun

    An allowance is a stipulated amount furnished at regular intervals as a matter of discretion or gratuity, as of food to besieged soldiers, or of money to a child or ward. Compensation is a comprehensive word signifying a return for a service done. Remuneration is applied to matters of great amount or importance. Recompense is a still wider and loftier word, with less suggestion of calculation and market value; there are services for which affection and gratitude are the sole and sufficient recompense; earnings, fees, hire, pay, salary, and wages are forms of compensation and may be included in compensation, remuneration, or recompense. Pay is commercial and strictly signifies an exact pecuniary equivalent for a thing or service, except when the contrary is expressly stated, as when we speak of "high pay" or "poor pay." Wages denotes what a worker receives. Earnings is often used as exactly equivalent to wages, but may be used with reference to the real value of work done or service rendered, and even applied to inanimate things; as, the earnings of capital. Hire is distinctly mercenary or menial, but as a noun has gone out of popular use, tho the verb to hire is common. Salary is for literary or professional work, wages for handicraft or other comparatively inferior service; a salary is regarded as more permanent than wages; an editor receives a salary, a compositor receives wages. Stipend has become exclusively a literary word. A fee is given for a single service or privilege, and is sometimes in the nature of a gratuity. Compare REQUITE.

    Synonyms:
    allowance, compensation, earnings, fee, hire, honorarium, pay, payment, recompense, remuneration, requital, salary, stipend

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wages

    Synonyms:
    remuneration, hire, compensation, stipend, salary, allowance

    Antonyms:
    gratuity, douceur, premium, bonus, grace

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wages, reward, payoffnoun

    a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

    "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

    Synonyms:
    issue, return, bribe, payoff, yield, reinforcement, advantage, reward, final payment, take, proceeds, takings

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wagesnoun

    Synonyms:
    hire, salary, pay, compensation, remuneration, stipend, allowance, earnings

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wagesnoun

    Synonyms:
    compensation, pay, earnings, hire, salary

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How to use wages in a sentence?

  1. Neil Saunders:

    Without a rise in wages, Amazon would be placing itself at a disadvantage in the labor market.

  2. Grover Norquist:

    Taxing businesses is the Democrats' version of manna from heaven: someone else supposedly is paying for the government. But all citizens are hurt through lower growth, higher prices, lower wages, taxes should be transparent. It should be clear who is paying them. The corporate income tax is designed to hide the tax burden.

  3. Patrick Harker:

    Obviously if inflation is running below our 2% target, unemployment is low and wages are growing - seems to be a good thing.

  4. Federal Reserve:

    More plentiful jobs and rising wages are drawing more people into the work force, business-sector productivity growth, which had been disappointing during the expansion, moved up. ... Rising productivity allows wages to increase without adding to inflation pressures.

  5. Harry Holzer:

    If they're operating on tight margins, maybe they can't afford to raise wages to lure more workers.


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