Posted By: dalehileman omnifarious - 03/26/07 04:57 PM
A Type-3 for which the Visual Thesaurus gives only one synonym, "varied," though I would have included "diverse"

Laverne and I disagree on "varied," which I would place at 2 while she at 1. For instance, in my 76 years I don't believe I've ever heard it in everyday conversation, as "They had varied reactions to his suggestion." More likely in this usage you'd find the Type-1 "different" or even "various"

Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu Re: omnifarious - 03/26/07 05:56 PM
varied is defiitely Type-1.
Posted By: dalehileman Re: omnifarious - 03/26/07 06:11 PM
Originally Posted By: etaoin
varied is defiitely Type-1.

Obviously you and Laverne turn in more sophisticated circles than I. But of course that's ok
Posted By: DavidSteiner Re: omnifarious - 03/26/07 07:14 PM
I am so glad to find that I'm not alone in getting lost in my Random House unabridged. It happens nearly every time and often I become so distracted I can't remember what I was looking for in the first place. It's really embarrassing.
Posted By: dalehileman Re: omnifarious - 03/26/07 07:23 PM
Anymore I don't use mine that often, partly because it's so heavy
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