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Definition of "synonymous" []

  • Having the same or a similar meaning: synonymous words. (adjective)
  • Equivalent in connotation: "a widespread impression that . . . Hollywood was synonymous with immorality” ( Doris Kearns Goodwin). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "synonymous" in a sentence
  • "It's a label synonymous with everything posh: flawless fabric, a historic design archive and top-drawer clients."
  • "It is the name synonymous with the nation's favourite sauce and one of the best-known brands in the world."
  • "Soon, he would embark on the movies that would make his name synonymous with spectacle and display, movies that portrayed elemental human passions amidst settings of such splendidly enlarged dimensions that they could fire the imaginations of the dullest member of the audience."