Synonyms

Synonyms are words that have similar meanings. Understanding the small differences in meaning will keep you from using words incorrectly. We can improve our writing by choosing a more effective word.

Example: Martha and John had a nice lunch.

Example: Martha and John had a delicious lunch.

Example: Music makes Sam happy.

Example: Music makes Sam cheerful.

Here is a list of some synonyms you should know.

Exercise

What are the synonyms for the following words?

garbage
speak
under
over
near
shut
road
sick
large
woman

Worksheets