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Synonyms for wages

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wages, reward, payoff(noun)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wages(n)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wages(n. pl.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wages(n)

    Synonyms:
    compensation, pay, earnings, hire, salary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    salaries, wage, salary, pay, earnings, remuneration, treatments, payroll, salaires, gore

How to pronounce wages?

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Daniel
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#29761stipend
#33967bribe
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#61208recompense
#75462honorarium
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#307426requital

How to use wages in a sentence?

  1. Genelle Holgerson:

    We feel lucky today that she is alive, it has cost me and my family lost wages not to mention stress and heartache.

  2. Valentin Popov:

    The prestige and attractiveness of the profession have declined very seriously because of the low wages, the starting (monthly) salary of a policeman and a fire-fighter is only 662 levs ($383) before taxes. The minimum and the average wage in the country rose by more than 50 percent in the last eight or nine years while the salaries in the interior ministry rose by only 15 percent in the same period.

  3. Ed Murray:

    Rather than investing in lawyers to prevent workers from earning higher wages, it is time for these large businesses to begin investing in a higher minimum wage for their employees.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    Instead of creating jobs or raising workers’ wages, the Republican Congress spent seven months doing everything it could to raise Americans’ health costs to hand tax breaks to the richest, now, after squandering months on a cruel and dangerous agenda, Republicans have closed down Congress for five weeks with no jobs bill, no infrastructure bill, no budget, and no plan to avert a catastrophic default.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.


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