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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 for "wages":

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

How to pronounce wages?

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How to use wages in a sentence?

  1. Christine Owens:

    An employee working 34 hours per week at $10 per hour still earns less than $18,000 per year and cannot meet her family's basic needs on Wal-Mart's wages alone, even in states with low costs of living.

  2. James Reschovsky:

    The higher prices in hospital outpatient departments are passed on to employers in the form of higher premiums, and ultimately to workers in the form of less generous health benefits, higher premium cost sharing, or lower wages, certainly patients with co-insurance would pay more out-of-pocket when the price of service is higher.

  3. Joe Biden:

    If you have a generous union-backed plan and you have given up union wages to get that plan, you can keep it.

  4. Valentin Radev:

    I hope that we will be able to increase the wages of the policemen in 2018, I do not know why they want it now and immediately.

  5. Amy Peltier:

    They're employed, but they're drastically underemployed making these low wages, and they're never going to make enough to get over the hump.


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