The Chambers Thesaurus, 4th Edition

The Chambers Thesaurus, 4th Edition

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'The Chambers Thesaurus is a veritable treasure-trove, including the greatest selection of alternative words and phrases available in an A to Z format. Modern vocabulary sits alongside archaic, and technical terms, formal language and slang are all covered.'

This new, fourth edition contains 200 updated entries including the latest words entering the language. They reflect a range of social and technological changes:

- From the digital world comes the growth of 'citizen journalism', the menace of the 'cyberbully' and the tricky rules of 'netiquette'.

- The green agenda is explored through the evolution of recycling - 'precycle' and 'upcycle' - as well as the inclusion of 'organic' and 'e-waste'.

- From the economic recession comes 'agflation', 'NEET', 'cash-strapped' and the increasingly popular 'daycation'.

The Word Lover's Gallimaufry, a brand new 48-page section of curious and intriguing word lists, offers practical advice for anyone wanting to write, present or speak creatively. It also reflects the quirkiness and ever-evolving nature of English. Discover a range of fascinating and useful synonyms and expressions for our modern world:

- Get the words to impress at an interview - 'champion' and 'skillset'.
- Learn how to avoid annoying cliches - 'ultimately' not 'at the end of the day'.
- Discover how to sound like a foodie or a fashionista - 'slow food' and 'fast fashion'.
- Examine the rise of coffee culture - 'dead eye', 'flat white' and 'skinny'.
- Understand modern phobias like 'email bankruptcy' and 'infomania'.
- Explore the rise of Blinglish - 'bruv' and 'safe'.

An ideal companion to The Chambers Dictionary, all lovers of language and its intricate evolution will find this new edition both compelling and indispensable
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1184 pages
  • 188 x 276 x 60mm | 2,219.97g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th ed.
  • 0550102485
  • 9780550102485
  • 242,695

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'The many explanations, examples, nuances and quotations turn this into a wordsmith's goldmine (or a Goldsmith's wordmine!).

This Thesaurus is not just for Christmas; it's for life (or, until the next edition comes out!)' * Rosie Goldsmith, Broadcaster and Journalist * 'One of the attractions of the Chambers Thesaurus is that it is just a great book to browse and I spent many enjoyable hours browsing it. It packs in lots of words and is arranged alphabetically, making it easier to refer to.' * The Virtual Linguist * 'Words like notspot, ringxiety and intexicated are among a list of 1,000 new words and phrases included in the Word Lover's Gallimaufry, a special section of the latest edition of the Chambers Thesaurus that focuses on how our language is evolving.' * News Track India * 'Just the spot for a little 'intexication'. The legions of Hongkongers learning to walk the walk a whole new way with their mobile phones better start learning to talk the talk. For the mobile generation's coming of age is recognised in the latest Chambers Thesaurus with a special Word Lover's Gallimaufry section.' * The Hong Kong Standard * 'Ever been on a date with a gastrosexual who has shocked his vegetables? If you're not sure of the answer, the new edition of The Chambers Thesaurus can help'. * Waitrose Weekend * 'Like everything else in the modern world, our language is changing with breathtaking rapidity. Every time a new edition of a dictionary or thesaurus is brought out, there's a whole collection of new words and phrases that reflect contemporary life. The latest Chambers Thesaurus contains what they call a 'Word Lover's Gallimaufry', a reassuringly old-fashioned title for a hotchpotch (the literal meaning of gallimaufry) of the cutting-edge vernacular of today.' * The Independent * 'The new words that may have a familiar ring: Celebutante, defriend and ringxiety. A thousand new words published in the Word Lover's Gallimaufry....a special section of the latest edition of the Chambers Thesaurus that focuses on how our language is evolving.' * Daily Mail * What We've Learnt This Week in Books: 'the publication this week of the updated edition of the Chambers thesaurus has provided a glimpse into the very latest contemporary culture.' * Sunday Times * 'If someone says, "You butters muffin top. I'm going to defriend you, you oversharer," prepare yourself for an argument...[these] are just four of the new words and terms in the latest Chambers Thesaurus' * Sunday Times * 'plethora of intriguing word lists' * The Huffington Post *
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About Chambers

Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary publishers, appealing particularly to word lovers and those who revel in all the quirks of the English language. Its extensive list of innovative language and reference titles includes the renowned Brewer's list of endlessly browsable dictionaries of phrase and fable, and covers English-language dictionaries and thesauruses for every level of user from school to crossword fan, from English learner to student of slang. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.
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