Most commonly used Words – Synonyms S – Z


Most frequently used words with synonyms s – z for vocabulary building for CSS, PMS, NTS, PST, PPSC & FPSC tests and other exams.

List Synonyms S – Z


Word – S

1.     sad melancholy, sorrowful, doleful, woebegone, desolate

2.     same identical, selfsame, very [DIFFERENT]
3.     sarcastic ironic, caustic, satirical, sardonic
4.     satiate sate, cloy, glut, gorge, surfeit
5.     satisfy answer, fill, fullfil, meet
6.   save rescue, reclaim, redeem, deliver
7.     saying maxim, adage, saw, motto, epigram, proverb, aphorism
8.     scatter disperse, dissipate, dispel
9.     scold upbraid, berate, revile, vituperate, rail
10. scream shriek, screech
11. secret stealthy, covert, clandestine, furtive, surreptitious, underhand
12. see behold, note, notice, espy, descry, observe, contemplate, survey, view, perceive, discern, remark
13. seek hunt, quest, search
14. seem appear, look
15. send dispatch, forward, route, ship, transmit
16. sensuous sensual, luxurious, voluptuous, sybaritic, epicurean
17. sentimental bathetic, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, romantic, schmaltzy, slushy, soppy
18. separate divide, part, sever, sunder, divorce
19. series succession, progression, sequence, chain, train, string
20. serious sober, grave, solemn, earnest, sedate, staid
21. servitude bondage, slavery
22. severe stern, austere, ascetic, strict
23. shade penumbra, shadow, umbra, umbrage
24. shake tremble, quake, quiver, shiver, shudder
25. shameless brazen, barefaced, brash, impudent, unblushing
26. shapleless amorphous, formless, unformed, unshaped [SHAPELY]
27. share participate, partake
28. sharp keen, acute
29. shelter cover, retreat, refuge, asylum, sanctuary
30. shorten abbreviate, abridge, curtail, truncate [LENGTHEN]
31. shout bawl, bellow, holler, howl, roar, whoop, yell
32. show display, expose, parade, exhibit, flaunt
33. showy flamboyant, ostentatious, pretentious, splashy
34. shrewd sagacious, astute, perspicacious
35. shy bashful, diffident, modest, coy, demure
36. sign badge, mark, token, symptom, note
37. silent reticent, reserved, taciturn, secretive, uncommunicative, tightlipped
38. sincere unaffected, unfeigned, wholehearted, hearty, heartfelt
39. single sole, unique, solitary, lone, separate
40. sinister baleful, malign
41. slant incline, lean, slope, tilt, tip
42. sleek glossy, satiny, silken, silky, slick
43. slide slip, glide, coast, skid, slither
44. sloppy slovenly, unkempt, slipshod
45. slow dilatory, leisurely, laggard, deliberate
46. sly cunning, tricky, crafty, wily, foxy, artful, guileful
47. small diminutive, little, miniature, minuscule, minute, petite, tiny, wee [LARGE]
48. smell aroma, odor, scent
49. smile grin, simper, smirk
50. social companionable, convivial, gregarious, sociable [ANTISOCIAL]
51. solitude isolation, seclusion, retirement
52. solve decipher, resolve, unravel
53. sour acid, acidulous, dry, tart
54. spacious ample, capacious, commodious, roomy
55. sparing frugal, thrifty, economical
56. speak talk, converse, discourse
57. speed hurry, hasten, quicken, accelerate, precipitate
58. spend disburse, expend [SAVE]
59. spontaneous impulsive, instinctive, involuntary, automatic
60. stain blot, brand, stigma, taint
61. stammer stutter
62. standard benchmark, criterion, gauge, measure, touchstone, yardstick
63. state condition, situation, status
64. stay remain, wait, abide, tarry, linger, sojourn
65. steady even, equable, uniform, constant
66. steal purloin, filch, snitch, pilfer, cop, hook, swipe, lift, pinch
67. steep abrupt, precipitous, sheer
68. stem arise, derive, emanate, flow, issue, originate
69. stench fetor, malodor, reek, stink
70. sterile infertile, barren, unfruitful, impotent
71. stiff rigid, inflexible, inelastic, tense
72. still quiet, silent, noiseless, soundless
73. stingy close, close-fisted, niggardly, penny-pinching, miserly,
      parsimonious, penurious, tight
75. stoop condescend, deign
76. stop cease, desist, discontinue, halt, quit [START]
77. strange peculiar, odd, queer, quaint, outlandish, singular, eccentric, curious
78. streak strain, vein
79. strength power, might, energy, force
80. strip divest, denude, bare
81. strong stout, sturdy, tough, stalwart, tenacious
82. strut swagger, swank
83. stupid slow, dumb, dull, obtuse, dense
84. suave smooth, urbane, diplomatic, politic
85. subject matter, topic, theme
86. substance burden, core, gist, pith, purport
87. sufficient adequate, enough [INSUFFICIENT]
88. suggest imply, hint, intimate, insinuate
89. summit peak, pinnacle, acme, apex, zenith, climax
90. superficial shallow, cursory
91. superfluous excess, extra, spare, supernumerary, surplus, supererogatory
92. supervise boos, overlook, oversee, superintend
93. support uphold, back, advocate, champion
94. supposed conjectural, hypothetical, putative, reputed, suppositious,
95. supposititious [CERTAIN]
96. suppress stifle, repress
97. sure certain, confident, positive
98. surprise astonish, amaze, astound, dumbfound, flabbergast
99. surrender submission, capitulation
100.       surround circle, compass, encircle, encompass, environ, gird, girdle, ring
101.       swerve depart, deviate, digress, diverge, stray, veer
102.       swing oscillate, sway, rock, vibrate, fluctuate, undulate, waver
103.       symbol attribute, emblem

Word – T

104.       tact address, diplomacy, savoir-faire
105.       talkative loquacious, garrulous, voluble, verbose, glib
106.       tardy behindhand, late, overdue [PROMPT]
107.       task job, chore, stint, assignment
108.       taste flavor, relish, savor, smack, tang
109.       teach instruct, educate, train, school, discipline, drill
110.       tear rip, rend, split, cleave
111.       teem abound, bristle, crawl, overflow, swarm
112.       temerity audacity, effrontery, nerve, cheek, gall
113.       tend attend, mind, minister, watch
114.       tendency trend, current, drift, tenor, inclination
115.       theoretical abstract, academic, hypothetical, speculative
116.       think cerebrate, cogitate, reason, reflect, speculate
117.       thoughtful considerate, attentive, solicitous
118.       threaten menace, intimidate
119.       throw cast, hurl, fling, pitch, toss, sling
120.       tight taut, tense
121.       timid timorous
122.       tire weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade
123.       tireless indefatigable, unflagging, untiring, unwearied, weariless
124.       tool instrument, implement, utensil, appliance
125.       touch feel, finger, handle, palpate, paw
126.       trace vestige, track, trail
127.       transient transitory, ephemeral, fleeting, fugitive, momentary, evanescent
128.       treat deal, handle
129.       trial affliction, crucible, ordeal, tribulation, visitation
130.       trite hackneyed, shopworn, stereotyped, threadbare, stale, banal
131.       trivial trifling, paltry, petty, picayune
132.       trouble ail, distress, worry
133.       trust faith, confidence, reliance, dependence
134.       truth veracity, verity, verisimilitude
135.       turn rotate, revolve, gyrate, spin, whirl, circle, eddy, swirl
136.       type kind, sort, nature, character, ilk

Word – U

137.       ugly hideous, ill-favored, unsightly
138.       uncertainty doubt, dubiety, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust
139.       unctuous fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy
140.       unfortunate hapless, ill-fated, ill-started, luckless, unlucky [FORTUNATE]
141.       unity union, solidarity
142.       unruly ungovernable, intractable, refractory, recalcitrant, willful, headstrong, wayward
143.       unspeakable indefinable, indescribable, ineffable, inexpressible, unutterable
144.       urge press, exhort, prod, prick
145.       urgent pressing, imperative, exigent
146.       use employ, utilize
147.       usual habitual, customary, accustomed

Word – V

148.       vain empty, hollow, idle, nugatory, otiose
149.       valid sound, cogent, convincing, telling
150.       vent express, utter, voice, air
151.       versatile all-around, many-sided, multifaceted, multifarious
152.       vertical upright, perpendicular, plumb
153.       victory conquest, triumph
154.       vigor dash, punch, verve, vim, vitality
155.       vindictive vengeful, revengeful
156.       vociferous blatant, boisterous, strident, clamorous
157.       voluntary intentional, deliberate, willful, willing
158.       voracious gluttonous, rapacious, ravenous
159.       votary devotee, habitué

Word – W

160.       wander ramble, roam, rove, range, meander, stray, gallivant, gad
161.       warn caution, forewarn
162.       waste blow, consume, dissipate, fritter, squander [SAVE]
163.       way route, course, passage, pass, artery
164.       weak feeble, frail, fragile, infirm, decrepit, debilitated
165.       weird eerie, uncanny, unearthly
166.       wet damp, moist, dank, humid
167.       whole all, entire, gross, total [PARTIAL]
168.       wise sage, sapient, judicious, prudent, sensible, sane
169.       wit humor, repartee, sarcasm, irony
170.       wonder marvel, miracle, phenomenon, prodigy, sensation
171.       wordy diffuse, long-winded, prolix, verbose
172.       work labor, toil, drudgery, travail
173.       writhe agonize, squirm

Word – Y

174.       yearn long, pine, hanker, hunger, thirst
175.       yield relent, bow, defer, submit, capitulate, succumb
176.       young youthful, adolescent, immature, juvenile, puerile, green


Word – Z

177.       zest gusto, relish


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