UKUK USUSIndiaIndia
Fun Learning and Revision for KS1, KS2, 11-Plus, KS3 and GCSE
Join Us
Synonyms 02
The word "gregarious" is often used in place of the word "friendly". "Gregarious" is therefore a synonym of "friendly".

Synonyms 02

Powerful is a synonym of strong - can you think of any more synonyms of "powerful"?

How about: energetic, forceful, impressive, influential, mighty, robust or vigorous? Or what about: commanding, forcible, omnipotent, strapping or supreme? Do you know where to find synonyms? In a thesaurus! You probably have a thesaurus in your school library, but you can also look online whenever you are stuck for a word.

Remember to choose your synonym carefully, however, because they don't all share the exact meaning. "Strapping" refers to being physically strong and sturdy. This is not the same aspect of "powerful" conveyed by "omnipotent". "Omnipotent" literally means all-powerful, which is beyond any description of a human being and is in fact reserved as a description of divine power. "Influential", on the other hand, does not refer to physical power at all, instead being used to convey political, societal, or another persuasive power. Try to be aware of the different shades of meaning each synonym has.

This second English synonym quiz will help to build your vocabulary. Why settle for one word when there are many more just waiting to be used! Try to use synonyms in your speaking and writing.

Did you know...

You can play all the teacher-written quizzes on our site for just £9.95 per month. Click the button to sign up or read more.

Sign up here
1.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Deviate
Conform
Depart from
Follow the rules
Keep on path
More synonyms of "deviate" include "stray", "wander" and "veer"
2.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Collect
Accumulate
Disperse
Scatter
Separate
"Scatter", "disperse" and "separate" are antonyms of "collect"
3.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Eminent
Famous
Inconspicuous
Unimportant
Unknown
More "eminent" synonyms include "exalted" and "high-ranking"
4.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Break
Mend
Observe
Shatter
Strengthen
"Mend" and "strengthen" are opposites of "break"
5.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Absent
Attending
Available
Present
Vacant
More synonyms of "absent" include "gone" and "not present"
6.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Gloom
Brightness
Cheerfulness
Despair
Happiness
More synonyms of "gloom" include "depression" and "dejection"
7.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Frail
Breakable
Robust
Strong
Tough
More synonyms of "frail" include "brittle", "fragile" and "delicate"
8.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Flawed
Blemished
Flawless
Perfect
Unspoiled
Use "flawed", "blemished" and "spoilt" as adjectives
9.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Gregarious
Friendly
Introvert
Unfriendly
Unsociable
Vary your vocabulary: try to use a variety of synonyms!
10.
Find the synonym of the following word.
Formal
Casual
Correct
Lacking in formality
Not conventional
Another synonym for "formal" includes "conventional"

 

Author:  Sue Daish

© Copyright 2016-2018 - Education Quizzes
TJS - Web Design Lincolnshire

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more