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Synonyms for writing
ˈraɪ tɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. writing, authorship, composition, penning(noun)

    the act of creating written works

    "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

    theme, constitution, paper, physical composition, penning, composition, written material, typography, committal to writing, paternity, make-up, composing, authorship, makeup, piece, piece of writing, piece of music, musical composition, report, opus

  2. writing, written material, piece of writing(noun)

    the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)

    "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"

    composition, committal to writing, piece of writing, authorship, penning, written material

  3. writing(noun)

    (usually plural) the collected work of an author

    "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"

    composition, committal to writing, piece of writing, authorship, penning, written material

  4. writing(noun)

    letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language

    "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"

    composition, committal to writing, piece of writing, authorship, penning, written material

  5. writing, committal to writing(noun)

    the activity of putting something in written form

    "she did the thinking while he did the writing"

    composition, committal to writing, piece of writing, authorship, penning, written material


  1. writing(noun)

    document, hand, work, handwriting, text

  2. writing(noun)

    Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.

    hand, handwriting, text, work, document

  3. writing(noun)

    Something written, such as a document, article or book.

    handwriting, hand, document, work, text

  4. writing(noun)

    The process of representing a language with symbols or letters.

    handwriting, hand, work, document, text

  5. writing(noun)

    A work of an author.

    handwriting, document, work, text, hand

  6. writing(noun)

    The style of writing of a person.

    I can't read your writing.

    work, text, document, handwriting, hand

  7. writing(noun)

    Intended for or used in writing.

    a writing table

    work, document, handwriting, hand, text

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. writing(n.)

    chirography, caligraphy, penmanship

  2. writing(n.)

    document, instrument

  3. writing(n.)

    book, work, publication, lucubration, pamphlet, piece, literary production

  4. writing(n.)

    inscription, title

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How to use writing in a sentence?

  1. Melody Herzfeld:

    I hope that this award will remind everyone of how vital and important arts education is to our kids. Drama, music, art, creative writing — that’s how you make good citizens. these kids are so close to adulthood they can taste it, but they don’t have all the responsibilities of adulthood yet. So it’s important to give them a safe place where they can fail or experiment and it doesn’t matter.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    We can choose to continue with the existing reality, or we can choose to change the world we live in by learning, by evolving, by becoming conscious of our programs, and re-writing them as needed to create what we want. Simply, we cannot realize who we truly are by remaining who we have been. And so it is collectively. It is up to us to change ourselves. It is up to us to change the world.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The worth, height, and beauty of writing, lie upon its level and nature of fiction.

  4. Stephen Colbert:

    I'm grateful to CNN for writing this article. The press is not the enemy of the people, this is why you want a free press, this is why you want investigative journalism. It's to make sure that government and companies and people are accountable for their actions.

  5. Michael Kelly:

    I watched the GOP debate ... and it was madness. I was blown away, and I keep thinking to myself: Wow, if Beau Willimon and the writing staff had a character like Donald Trump on our show -- if we had put a character out there, not named him Donald Trump, and that was someone who was legitimately running for office on our show, I think people would accuse us of jumping the shark.

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