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Thesaurus vs Dictionary

kyrgyz

Well-known member
#1
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?
 

kyrgyz

Well-known member
#3
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.