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Synonyms of 'style'

(noun) 
Definition
the way in which something is done
Our children's different learning styles created many problems.
Synonyms
manner
The manner in which young children are spoken to depends on who is present.
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way
Freezing is a great way to preserve most foods.
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method
new teaching methods
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approach
We will be exploring different approaches to information-gathering.
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technique
tests performed using a new technique
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custom
It was his custom to approach every problem cautiously.
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mode
the capitalist mode of production
(noun) 
Definition
elegance or refinement of manners and dress
She has not lost her grace and style.
Synonyms
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taste
She has very good taste in clothes.
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flair (informal)
the panache and flair you'd expect
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polish
She was enormously popular for her charm and polish.
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grace
He moved with the grace of a trained dancer.
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dash
He played with great fire and dash.
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refinement
a girl who possessed both dignity and refinement
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panache
The orchestra played with great panache.
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flamboyance
He was his usual mixture of flamboyance and flair.
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élan
The part was performed with élan by a promising young tenor.
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éclat
He performed his piano solo with great éclat.
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cosmopolitanism
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smartness
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urbanity
He had all the charm and urbanity of the trained diplomat.
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stylishness
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bon ton (French)
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fashionableness
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dressiness (informal)
(noun) 
Definition
a form of appearance, design, or production
Several styles of hat were available.
Synonyms
design
The pictures are based on simple geometric designs.
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form
He contracted a rare form of cancer.
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cut
The cut of her clothes made her look slimmer and taller.
(noun) 
Definition
a form of appearance, design, or production
six scenes in the style of a classical Greek tragedy
Synonyms
type
There are various types of the disease.
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sort
What sort of person is he?
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kind
They developed a new kind of film-making.
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spirit
I appreciate the sounds, smells and the spirit of the place.
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variety
She grows 12 varieties of old-fashioned roses.
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tone
The tone of the letter was very friendly.
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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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(noun) 
Definition
popular fashion in dress and looks
The longer length of skirt is the style at the moment.
Synonyms
fashion
I wore short skirts, as was the fashion.
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trend
The record may well start a trend.
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mode
Their designs were exterminated by the mode for uncluttered space.
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vogue
the new vogue for herbal medicines
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rage
the latest technological rage
(noun) 
Definition
a fashionable or showy way of life
The £17 million settlement allowed her to live in style to the end.
Synonyms
luxury
Relax in the luxury of a Roman-style bath.
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ease
She lived a life of ease.
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comfort
She had enough money to live in comfort for the rest of her life.
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elegance
Princess Grace's understated elegance
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gracious living
(noun) 
Definition
a distinctive manner of expression in words, music, painting, etc.
The author's style is wonderfully anecdotal.
Synonyms
mode of expression
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phrasing
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turn of phrase
What a strange turn of phrase that is!
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wording
The wording is so vague that no-one knows what it actually means.
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expression
She puts a lot of expression into her playing.
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vein
He also wrote several works in a lighter vein.
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phraseology
The phraseology of his speech was vivid as well as apt.
(verb) 
Definition
to design, shape, or tailor
classically styled clothes
Synonyms
design
a compromise designed to please everyone
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cut
Geometric motifs are cut into the stone walls.
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tailor
scripts tailored to American comedy audiences
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fashion
The desk was fashioned out of oak.
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shape
Like it or not, our families shape our lives.
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arrange
The songs were arranged by a well-known pianist.
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adapt
Shelves were built to adapt the library for use as an office.
(verb) 
Definition
to name or call
people who would like to style themselves as great thinkers
Synonyms
call
They called their daughter Mischa.
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name
My mother insisted on naming me Horace.
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term
He had been termed a temporary employee.
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label
Too often the press are labelled as irresponsible.
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entitle
an instrumental piece entitled `Changing States'
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dub
He dubbed her the most exciting woman in the world.
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designate
one man interviewed in our study, whom we shall designate as `Mr E'
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christen
a boat which he christened `the Stray Cat'
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denominate
he saw scarcely a single elevation that he cared to denominate a hill

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adapt
Definition
to change something to suit a new purpose
Shelves were built to adapt the library for use as an office.
Synonyms
in the sense of approach
Definition
a way of dealing with a matter
We will be exploring different approaches to information-gathering.
in the sense of arrange
Definition
to adapt (a musical composition) for performance in a certain way
The songs were arranged by a well-known pianist.

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