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Synonyms of 'description'

(noun) 
Definition
a statement or account that describes someone or something
He gave a description of the surgery he was about to perform.
Synonyms
account
I gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
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report
a full report of what happened here tonight
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explanation
his lucid explanation of the mysteries of cricket
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representation
the representation of women in film and literature
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sketch
a sketch of a soldier
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narrative
He began his narrative with the day of the murder.
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portrayal
an often funny portrayal of a friendship between two boys
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depiction
the depiction of socialists as Utopian dreamers
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narration
The play is an autobiographical journey with song, dialogue and narration.
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characterization
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delineation
His razor-sharp delineation of ordinary life.
(noun) 
Definition
the act of describing
his description of the country as a `police state'
Synonyms
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naming
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branding
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labelling
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dubbing
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designation
Level 4 alert is a designation reserved for very serious incidents.
(noun) 
Definition
sort, kind, or variety
Events of this description occurred daily.
Synonyms
kind
They developed a new kind of film-making.
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sort
What sort of person is he?
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type
There are various types of the disease.
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order
the order of insects Coleoptera, better known as beetles
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class
a new class of personal computer
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variety
She grows 12 varieties of old-fashioned roses.
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brand
the British brand of socialism
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species
There are several thousand species of trees here.
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breed
the new breed of walking holidays
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category
The entries were organised into six different categories.
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genre
his love of films and novels in the horror genre
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genus
all the species of a particular genus
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ilk
politicians and their ilk

Additional synonyms

in the sense of brand
Definition
a particular kind or variety
the British brand of socialism
in the sense of breed
Definition
a kind, sort, or group
the new breed of walking holidays
in the sense of category
Definition
a class or group of things or people with some quality or qualities in common
The entries were organised into six different categories.

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