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About Writers' Reverse Dictionary

Instead of checking the definition of a word, search for words that have a certain definition. Boost your writing vocabulary with the definition-to-word tool or reverse dictionary, spice up your poems or raps with its rhyming capabilities, or get a hint on your crossword puzzle. (examples) If you would like to specify a word that your results should rhyme with or a wildcard pattern, click on the settings icon next to the submit button. The Writers' Reverse Dictionary finds those pesky tip-of-the-tongue words with the help of the invaluable Datamuse API. ... 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.


The New York Times

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