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About Writers' Reverse Dictionary

Search for a word that follows specific creteria, such as a specific definition. Mainly, it's a definition to word tool, or a reverse dictionary, but you can also use it to find rhyming words or solve crossword puzzles. If you would like to specify a word that your results should rhyme with or specifiy how long your words should be, click on the settings icon next to the submit button. It was created to help users find those pesky tip-of-the-tongue words. It uses the Datamuse API to find your results. ... more

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“The Reverse Dictionary” is based on a devilishly clever idea: instead of checking a word to learn what it means, you check a meaning to find its mot juste.


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