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Thesaurus vs Dictionary

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kyrgyz, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    Lately I've been enjoying flipping through Roget's thesaurus; and, I find it extremely helpful in improving my English. Sometimes I get tired of the way dictionaries explain words' meaning and usage. Often times it's watery-wordy and in some cases irritating [Longman Contemporary English Dictionary]. I take delight in using Oxford American Dictionary though. Do you find referencing to synonyms and antonyms more convenient than reading through explanation?
  2. Not really, there's uses for both of them
  3. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    I mean when I read and encounter a new English word in the text, I now prefer to first grab thesaurus and quickly get an idea what that word means instead of going through dictionary explanation.
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  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Great way of getting additional information.

  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    That is a very good way to enrich your English :)

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