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The Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian Thesaurus

Revised and Updated Edition

The Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian Thesaurus, Revised and Update Edition    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55455-142-2
Pages 1152
Language English only
Price $24.95
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Edited by Richard Dionne.

Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., 2009.


The Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian Thesaurus gives you the word you want, where and when you want it.

Revised and updated to capture new words and terminology related to changes in science, nature, technology, communications and the internet, music, food and much much more-more encyclopedic lists! More commonly misused identifiers! And more Canadian words!

The Canadian Thesaurus is the first Canadian reference book of its kind, built not from an existing database, but totally from scratch over a period of close to 12 years.

At more than 1,100 pages, the book contains over 30,000 individual entries. It supplies the reader with more than 400,000 synonyms, plus some 70,000 antonyms and more shades of meaning than any of its competitors.

Features of the Revised and Updated Edition include:
  • Synonyms are clearly labeled as to parts of speech and ranked by popularity of use
  • Non-formal words and slang,
  • Richly geographic in its attribution of origins, whether the word was born in the Maritimes, the Prairies, the North, the West, the Pacific Coast, Quebec, France, Germany or elsewhere, the reader will know
  • Highlights "Kinds of" and groups of words related to the initial keyword, a feature seldom found in similar reference works
  • Crammed with Canadian references throughout
  • New words include:
    • credit crunch, loogan, liquidity, celebrity chef, carbon footprint, adware, cyberterrrorism, wanigan, shock and awe, unlawful combatant, chat room, embed, metrosexual, moonbat, tipping point, bloggers, uptick, podcast, chimo, kiack, smackdown, bioindicator, facebook, full monty, Britcom, WiFi, mouse potato, fudgies, dawg, snye, biodiesel, carbon tax, biotic, streaming
  • Greek and Latin elements in English
" ... a sublime, lovely and first class thing to build a truly Canadian thesaurus from scratch that was determinedly and identifiably Canadian." — The Globe and Mail
" ... it is a great achievement, a new volume that celebrates our language ... " — The Calgary Herald
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