Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

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Sep
19
2013

platitude

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plae tih tud

noun

1. an overused, dull, or trivial remark; hackneyed expression; cliché.
example: He was grieving, and hearing platitudes like “time heals all wounds” did nothing to ease his pain.

2. the quality of being unoriginal, dull, or trite.