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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "writing":

    written, write, drafting, writes, handwriting, wrote, story, editor, typing, editorial, écrit, literary, clerical, writable

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How to use writing in a sentence?

  1. Mandy Moore -LRB- @mandymooremm -RRB-:

    It's been over a decade since I've hit the road but I am thrilled to put together an intimate, elevated evening of new and old tunes, performed with a superb group of musicians( in fact some are my nearest and dearest), i want the show to have threads of what the writing and recording process was like with this band, almost like you've been invited in our living room for an inside glimpse.

  2. Guy Clark:

    I love playing and I love singing, and the writing. There's kind of a symbiotic relationship between the writing and the playing.

  3. John Wesley:

    My cool judgement is, that if all the other doctrines of devils which have been committed to writing since letters were in the world were collected together in one volume, it would fall short of this; and that, should a Prince form himself by this book, so calmly recommending hypocrisy, treachery, lying, robbery, oppression, adultery, whoredom, and murder of all kinds, Domitian or Nero would be an angel of light compared to that man.

  4. The IAEA:

    Iran today provided the IAEA with its explanation in writing and related documents as agreed in the road-map for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran's nuclear programme.

  5. Gordon Lightfoot:

    I started writing songs in high school. And eventually, I got some songs recorded by some major artists, mostly because I was out there performing, and I was working in coffee houses and lounges, and people came to see me and hear my material.

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    Synonym for Oxymoron
    • A. Stupid
    • B. Contradictory
    • C. Demented
    • D. Ignorant

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