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#170198 - 09/26/07 01:40 PM need a word for "inclination to believe"  
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Does anyone know of a program that offers synonyms for phrases (ideally, intelligent enough also for near-to phrases), and not just individual words?

I seek a word for "inclination to believe." I have asked friends and family and searched the web and even spent an afternoon reading the archives here at AWAD in the hopes I would get lucky (time well used, even if I could not find my word).

All help appreciated!

--Darmatage

#170203 - 09/26/07 01:55 PM Re: need a word for "inclination to believe" [Re: Darmatage]  
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welcome, Darm!

you might try OneLook reverse

it might not quite meet your needs, but one never knows...

so, whereabouts in New England?


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#170204 - 09/26/07 02:02 PM Re: need a word for "inclination to believe" [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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What a cool site! I have enthusiatically bookmarked it. No love on the "inclination to believe" front, though. I am hoping the great engine of AWAD brainpower will yield an exacting, glorious result.

My wife likes to call this great city of ours "Bostonia," Etaoin. Yourself?

#170209 - 09/26/07 02:13 PM Re: need a word for "inclination to believe" [Re: Darmatage]  
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gullible?

its defined as easily duped or cheated..
but it does define a person who wants to believe (every cock and bull story told)

#170210 - 09/26/07 02:14 PM Re: need a word for "inclination to believe" [Re: Darmatage]  
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Originally Posted By: Darmatage
My wife likes to call this great city of ours "Bostonia," Etaoin. Yourself?


Vermont, near Barre/Montpelier.

my niece is at Harvard Div, so I'm hoping to see a bit more of Boston myself.


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#170212 - 09/26/07 02:19 PM Re: need a word for "inclination to believe" [Re: of troy]  
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Originally Posted By: of troy
gullible?
its defined as easily duped or cheated..
but it does define a person who wants to believe (every cock and bull story told)


Thanks! I am actually seeking a noun, not an adjective. Also, I am looking for a more neutral connotation for my sentence: "I have no proof, nor even an inclination to believe, there is any connection."

All suggestions appreciated!

#170213 - 09/26/07 02:21 PM Re: need a word for "inclination to believe" [Re: Darmatage]  
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how about an olde sense of credible, inclined to believe.

-joe (credulous!) friday

#170214 - 09/26/07 02:24 PM Re: need a word for "inclination to believe" [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Originally Posted By: etaoin

Vermont, near Barre/Montpelier.
my niece is at Harvard Div, so I'm hoping to see a bit more of Boston myself.


'Tis a pleasant town. Beware the violent, 20-something Caucasian panhandlers and you will do fine (they are more in Boston then in Cambridge, anyway).

On a budget, take your niece to "Dolphin Seafood" near Harvard Square. If the bank is open, spoil her palette for all other meals at "Craigie Street Bistro" (Chef's Whim, sunday night after 9pm).

#170215 - 09/26/07 02:27 PM Re: need a word for "inclination to believe" [Re: tsuwm]  
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
how about an olde sense of credible, inclined to believe.
-joe (credulous!) friday


Good idea, and in the right direction (credulity?), though this is for a Short Short and I suspect my teacher will slam me for imprecision.

I appreciate the continued suggestions!

#170219 - 09/26/07 03:38 PM Re: need a word for "inclination to believe" [Re: Darmatage]  
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Originally Posted By: Darmatage
Originally Posted By: etaoin

Vermont, near Barre/Montpelier.
my niece is at Harvard Div, so I'm hoping to see a bit more of Boston myself.


'Tis a pleasant town. Beware the violent, 20-something Caucasian panhandlers and you will do fine (they are more in Boston then in Cambridge, anyway).

On a budget, take your niece to "Dolphin Seafood" near Harvard Square. If the bank is open, spoil her palette for all other meals at "Craigie Street Bistro" (Chef's Whim, sunday night after 9pm).


thanks. I've been to town a few times, and always enjoyed Ye Olde Union Oyster House, but I'll try the Dolphin next time.


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