Nastassja Riemermann (tsukikage85) wrote in linguaphiles,
Nastassja Riemermann

narrowing-down thesaurus

So, weird question... My dad used to have this awesome thesaurus which had an index of sorts where even if you couldn't think of any words similar to the one you're trying to find, you could look it up by general and then more detailed categories, such as cognitive > emotions > sadness, or something like that, and then you'd find the closes word to the one you're looking for in that list and then look for other synonyms in that word's main entry. Does this ring a bell for anybody, and if so what thesaurus has (or thesauri have) this feature? Also, are there any iPhone apps with a similar function?

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