Today’s comic is Hi & Lois featuring the topic of synonyms.
“It sure is breezy and blustery today, isn’t it, Trixie?” – Lois speaking to Trixie
“Yeah and it’s windy too!” – Trixie’s thoughts about Lois’ comments on the weather
What is going on?
Three different words with the same basic meaning have been used in this comic. They are breezy, blustery, and windy.
The words breezy and blustery are synonyms of the word (verb) windy. Though breezy and blustery have the same basic meaning as the word windy they are not identical in meaning but similar in meaning.
Breezy: a light and easy wind
Blustery: a very strong wind
Windy: exposure to wind (any type of wind)
Synonyms are words that are similar or the same in meaning. In some situations synonyms may have an identical meaning to another word and in other situations they only share a similar definition. It all depends on the context. When looking up synonyms, you use a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
Example of Synonyms
It is good to use synonyms because it makes you less repetitive and therefore creates more interesting conversations and better writing.
The day was summarized by Trixie as being windy.