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  1. sondra
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    Smile synonyms

    Hi, Barb D
    Yes I was giving directions. Are they correct?

    Are these words synonyms:thoughtful-considerate-kind-generous-gentle-friendly?
    In the movie Dorian Gray when he looks at his picture he says that`s really hollow!
    What does it mean?
    Thank you.

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    Re: synonyms

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hi, Barb D
    Yes I was giving directions. Are they correct?

    Are these words synonyms:thoughtful-considerate-kind-generous-gentle-friendly?
    In the movie Dorian Gray when he looks at his picture he says that`s really hollow!
    What does it mean?
    Thank you.
    On the Title of The Current Thread

    Once I realized that you feel you are starting to learn a foreign language when you focus on synonyms. It is quite interesting to see you can say the same stuff in different ways in a certain language.

    However, by reading many posts here at UsingEnglish, by studying some linguistics, and by reflecting a little bit on language, I came to know that there are really few , if any, true synonyms in a given language. The words carry some specific content one is able to grasp only through a continuous use of the language, dictionaries can't really exactly define words - of course considering the natural limitations, they do a great job.

    PS Not a native speaker (nor Barb_D)

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