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Much more than a word list, the Oxford American Writer''s Thesaurus is a browsable source of inspiration as well as an authoritative guide to selecting and using vocabulary. This essential guide for writers provides real-life example sentences and a careful selection of the most relevant
synonyms, as well as new usage notes, hints for choosing between similar words, a Word Finder section organized by subject, and a comprehensive language guide. The text is also peppered with thought-provoking reflections on favorite (and not-so-favorite) words by noted contemporary writers,
including Joshua Ferris, Francine Prose, David Foster Wallace, Zadie Smith, and Simon Winchester, many newly commissioned for this edition.
The third edition revises and updates this innovative reference, adding hundreds of new words, senses, and phrases to its more than 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms. New features in this edition include over 200 literary and humorous quotations highlighting notable usages of words, and a revised
graphical word toolkit feature showing common word combinations based on evidence in the Oxford Corpus. There is also a new introduction by noted language commentator Ben Zimmer.

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Christine L. Lindberg is Staff Project Editor in the U.S. Dictionaries Program of Oxford University Press, in Connecticut.

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Allen
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Treatment to Alleviate the Symptoms of Roget''s Disease
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2017
When I was younger, English/writing/composition teachers and professors on occasion warned us of something called Roget’s Disease, that is, when you relied too much on Roget’s thesaurus or another thesaurus in writing, creative or otherwise, and without understanding... See more
When I was younger, English/writing/composition teachers and professors on occasion warned us of something called Roget’s Disease, that is, when you relied too much on Roget’s thesaurus or another thesaurus in writing, creative or otherwise, and without understanding lexicographical nuances, and what you wound up writing and turning in, could have been done by a clever chimp armed with a copy of Roget’s, and was torturous for the teacher/professor or anyone else to have to read, and usually came off as nonsensical. Put more simply, Roget’s Disease is abuse of the thesaurus. “Use the right word, not its second cousin.” — Mark Twain.

Oxford''s American English Thesaurus is such that you won''t come across as totally nonsensical even if you do abuse it, and if you know what you''re doing, it could be your best friend in a way that Roget''s or M-W Thesauri could never be.

This is the perfect girlfriend for Oxford''s American English Dictionary.
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Rebecca
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Excellent resource & then some
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2016
This is an outstanding thesaurus in just about every respect. I have several different versions on my shelf, but this is the one I reach for every time. I have yet to look up a word and not find it (as has happened with the other versions). It''s formatted like a... See more
This is an outstanding thesaurus in just about every respect. I have several different versions on my shelf, but this is the one I reach for every time.

I have yet to look up a word and not find it (as has happened with the other versions). It''s formatted like a dictionary, meaning there are synonyms listed for each meaning/definition of the word, making it easy to find the *right* synonym for how you intended to use it. In addition, each definition includes a sentence (in italics) to demonstrate how the word is typically used. Personally, I find that really helpful.

It''s also very comprehensive, often listing words AND phrases that I don''t find in other references or from an online thesaurus (which I also frequently use, simply for convenience). I''ve also found that the suggested synonyms are more closely related to one another, unlike the online version which seems to cast a really wide net when it comes to synonyms. I get more accurate and more descriptive words with this book than I do with any other source.

The thesaurus also includes "extras" that ordinarily I would probably never even glance at, but in this case actually find helpful. The thematic lists are limited, but if you just need a random example (like a specific breed of dog or butterfly) then it''s easier than wading through google. And, if you want to pepper your work with spiffy latin phrases or archaic words, then those lists makes it really easy to sound far more intelligent than you actually are.

And yes, I''ll admit it - I''ve even skimmed the grammar section at the back. Damned commas.

A note on the "stories" - yes, there are lots of "notes" and "quotes" interspersed throughout the book. Personally, I enjoy them and find them informative. Most of them are just odds & ends - funky "word links" you''ve never heard of or clever quotes, but they''re entertaining in a Trivial Pursuit kind of way and don''t get in the way of looking something up. Honestly, if you take the time to read them you actually learn something and it does add to your overall understanding of whatever you just looked up - at least it does for me.

Overall, I''m more than satisfied with this thesaurus. Well worth the expensive price tag IMO.
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Nicole Holloway
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I don''t know how I lived without this superior (first-rate, prime, excellent, etc.) book.
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020
This book has earned the privilege of staying open on my desk at all times. I used to use Google or Merriam Webster''s website. I also tried downloading apps. But I still felt like I was often failing at finding the correct word for what I was trying to convey in my writing.... See more
This book has earned the privilege of staying open on my desk at all times. I used to use Google or Merriam Webster''s website. I also tried downloading apps. But I still felt like I was often failing at finding the correct word for what I was trying to convey in my writing. This thesaurus quickly solved that problem. The examples of usage make it so much easier to figure out the exact word I''m looking for. I reference it multiple times a day. The Language Guide is also extremely useful. If you are on the fence about purchasing this thesaurus, do it! It''s so worth the price.

The only reason I took off a star is I wish it had index tabs! Since I use it so often, being able to flip from one letter to another would make it that much better. But I ordered a set of tabs and will index it myself in order to solve that small problem.
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MJZTop Contributor: Writing
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My New Best Friend
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2015
I just picked this up to replace my grossly out of date thesaurus and am really pleased. It''s in alphabetical order! That in itself was enough to sell me on it. No more spending five minutes trying to track a word down, like I did with my old one. This also offers examples... See more
I just picked this up to replace my grossly out of date thesaurus and am really pleased. It''s in alphabetical order! That in itself was enough to sell me on it. No more spending five minutes trying to track a word down, like I did with my old one. This also offers examples of how to use words in a sentence (another thing my old one did not have) along with some interesting histories and facts about certain words and their usage. In the center of the book are several pages of thematic lists including: Animals, colors, drinks, food and so on, each broken into separate categories. The Literary Words and Latin Phrases are a nice addition as well. The Language Guide is also a plus as now I don''t have to use a separate book when I need to double check myself. This is quite a goldmine of information. It''s much more than just a thesaurus. I''ve only had it for two days and it has already served me well.
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Allan Branstiter
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Best Thesaurus Ever
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2016
I''m a PhD student and I do a ton of writing every day. I absolutely love this thesaurus. While I often warn my students against relying to heavily on internet thesauruses (they like to use it as an easy way to artificially boost their vocabulary and end up choosing the... See more
I''m a PhD student and I do a ton of writing every day. I absolutely love this thesaurus. While I often warn my students against relying to heavily on internet thesauruses (they like to use it as an easy way to artificially boost their vocabulary and end up choosing the wrong word), I encourage them to use the Oxford Writing Thesaurus. Why? Because this reference book does more than offer a list of synonyms and antonyms, it also helps the reader understand proper word usage. This an execellent resource for anyone seeking to improve their grasp of the English language as well as their writing skills.
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Better Than an App
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2019
Sometimes I still use a thesaurus app, but this book has so much more info about a specific word than the apps do. I have yet to not find a word I''ve looked up. And, there are certain words with even more branches of info that I hadn''t even thought of. It''s a big, heavy... See more
Sometimes I still use a thesaurus app, but this book has so much more info about a specific word than the apps do. I have yet to not find a word I''ve looked up. And, there are certain words with even more branches of info that I hadn''t even thought of. It''s a big, heavy book, but so far I''m finding a lot of use for it while I''m writing.
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JBR
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AN INDISPENSABLE REFERENCE BOOK!
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2014
I am retired now and I write many personal e-notes and e-letters and have always been particular about using the EXACT word, many times with the help of Roget''s International Thesaurus. A couple of years ago, my son asked me to edit a book that he had written and that is... See more
I am retired now and I write many personal e-notes and e-letters and have always been particular about using the EXACT word, many times with the help of Roget''s International Thesaurus. A couple of years ago, my son asked me to edit a book that he had written and that is when I found this book on Amazon, along with THE OXFORD AMERICAN COLLEGE DICTIONARY. Both books made the task of editing a pleasure and since then I have continued to use this excellent, time-saving book when I am looking for just the BEST WORD in my own personal correspondence. I think you''ll love it too!! THANK YOU, AMAZON !
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E. G. Eldridge
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Wonderful Resource
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2015
This Is a BIG book, but essential for the serious writer. It has 300,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonyms, notes on usage and correct choice of words, word toolkits,as well as delightful quotations and reflections from notable writers. I can lie in bed and read it for hours. A... See more
This Is a BIG book, but essential for the serious writer. It has 300,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonyms, notes on usage and correct choice of words, word toolkits,as well as delightful quotations and reflections from notable writers. I can lie in bed and read it for hours. A beautiful book, should be in everyone''s bookcase and is an invaluable reference for authors.
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A Thesaurus one should buy two!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 10, 2018
This 1000-page thesaurus is rare among oxford thesauruses as it includes usage notes for the user. Sometimes, two or three words have similar meanings and so a language user is in a difficult situation to decide which is the best word that expresses his or her idea . It is...See more
This 1000-page thesaurus is rare among oxford thesauruses as it includes usage notes for the user. Sometimes, two or three words have similar meanings and so a language user is in a difficult situation to decide which is the best word that expresses his or her idea . It is at this point that the usage notes can help a great deal. Since Merriam-Webster no longer revised its dictionary on discriminated synonyms, this Oxford American Writer''s Thesaurus is the one to be had.
This 1000-page thesaurus is rare among oxford thesauruses as it includes usage notes for the user.
Sometimes, two or three words have similar meanings and so a language user is in a difficult situation to decide which is the best word that expresses his or her idea . It is at this point that the usage notes can help a great deal.
Since Merriam-Webster no longer revised its dictionary on discriminated synonyms, this Oxford American Writer''s Thesaurus is the one to be had.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 3, 2017
I''m glad I bought it.
I''m glad I bought it.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great book
Reviewed in Brazil on May 10, 2018
Amazon doesn''t cut corners. They delivered it real fast. I am amazed also at the quality of this book. I wish I had bought it when I started writing. Because English isn''t my first language, using thesauruses and other writing resources has been of the essence to improve my...See more
Amazon doesn''t cut corners. They delivered it real fast. I am amazed also at the quality of this book. I wish I had bought it when I started writing. Because English isn''t my first language, using thesauruses and other writing resources has been of the essence to improve my writing; I have made extensive use of Merriam-Websters Thesaurus, the one with the yellow cover, in paperback. That one was good, but this Thesaurus by Oxford simply outdoes any other in quality and excellence.
Amazon doesn''t cut corners. They delivered it real fast. I am amazed also at the quality of this book. I wish I had bought it when I started writing. Because English isn''t my first language, using thesauruses and other writing resources has been of the essence to improve my writing; I have made extensive use of Merriam-Websters Thesaurus, the one with the yellow cover, in paperback. That one was good, but this Thesaurus by Oxford simply outdoes any other in quality and excellence.
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Darn, I wish I had found this book earlier
Reviewed in Canada on April 20, 2014
This is undoubtedly the best thesaurus I have come across and it will stay within my arm''s reach for the many years to come, if not forever. In fact, this is more than a simple thesaurus. Any students, particularly of high school and university levels, should have one. I am...See more
This is undoubtedly the best thesaurus I have come across and it will stay within my arm''s reach for the many years to come, if not forever. In fact, this is more than a simple thesaurus. Any students, particularly of high school and university levels, should have one. I am not a writer but I have a strong urge to improve my English. I am sure that this will help me get closer to my goal. For the price, you cannot go wrong with the purchase. It is worth every pennies.
This is undoubtedly the best thesaurus I have come across and it will stay within my arm''s reach for the many years to come, if not forever. In fact, this is more than a simple thesaurus. Any students, particularly of high school and university levels, should have one. I am not a writer but I have a strong urge to improve my English. I am sure that this will help me get closer to my goal. For the price, you cannot go wrong with the purchase. It is worth every pennies.
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Dharmaveer Gupta
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Not as good as it is claimed to be
Reviewed in India on November 25, 2018
I purchased the thesaurus after reading rich reviews. But I found it not as good as Rogers. Number of entry words are much much less.
I purchased the thesaurus after reading rich reviews. But I found it not as good as Rogers. Number of entry words are much much less.
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