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  1. angliholic's Avatar
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    Smile The painting was so realistic/vivid/descriptive/picturesque.

    The painting was so realistic/vivid/descriptive/picturesque.




    Do all of the underlined words fit in the above sample and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    Re: The painting was so realistic/vivid/descriptive/picturesque.

    No... the meanings are quite different.

    vivid - bright, striking or bold

    realistic - looked real

    descriptive - told a story

    picturesque - looks like a picture definitely not a good choice (The painting looked like a picture )

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    Smile Re: The painting was so realistic/vivid/descriptive/picturesque.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    No... the meanings are quite different.

    vivid - bright, striking or bold

    realistic - looked real

    descriptive - told a story

    picturesque - looks like a picture definitely not a good choice (The painting looked like a picture )
    Thanks, Carl.

    Now I know the subtle differences. They were almost the same to me because they were translated into more or less the same thing in Chinese.

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