Wednesday, 20 August 2008

pondering over .....

Why do we need synonyms and antonyms for almost all the words (leaving apart prepositions, proper nouns etc etc grammar words ) ? Isn't simpler the better?

3 comments:

Stupidosaur said...

???I did not understnd the question and its relation to the first sentence.

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

Good point...i think man continues to make life complicated and think that it would make him happy and he would attain satisfaction--- if only he could go in the opposite direction he would be so much more satisfied. :-)

chinmai said...

@saur: i meant that why do v need many words meaning the same thing for e.g. word "great " has
Synonym Collection
Main Entry: great
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: admirable, countless, distinguished, egregious, eminent, enormous, estimable, excellent, excessive, exorbitant, fabulous, famed, famous, flagrant, gigantic, grand, grievous, huge, illustrious, immense, immoderate, incalculable, incomputable, large, magnanimous, monumental, noted, numerous, predominant, preeminent, prodigious, prominent, renowned, serious, supereminent, superior, transcendent
(courtsey : dictionary.com)

@raaji : quite true, we many a times complicate things unnecessarily.