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The following is a list of the 809 areas of meaning into which the Macquarie Thesaurus is divided.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

abandonment

absence

abstinence

accomplishment

accord

accounting

accusation

acquirement

acquittal

action

actuality

addition

adequacy

advance

affectedness

afterworld

agent

agreement

air

alcohol

alleviation

allure

alphabet

amusement

analysis

anarchy

anger

animal noise

animals

annoyance

answer

anticipation

anxiety

apathy

appearance

approval

aristocracy

arrangement

arrival

arrogance

artist

artlessness

ascent

assertion

atom

attack

attempt

attention

attraction

authority

avoidance

award

badness

bareness

beauty

behaviour

belief

bend

black

blemish

blue

bluntness

bodily discharge

body

bombast

book

boredom

bottom

bragging

brevity

bribery

brittleness

brown

bubbliness

bulge

the bush

busyness

buying

calculation

callousness

cancellation

carefulness

cause

cautiousness

centre

certainty

change

changeableness

changelessness

change of allegiance

channel

character

cheapness

choice

city

clarity

classification

cleanliness

closeness

closure

clothes

cloud

coldness

colour

colourlessness

combination

coming after

coming before

command

commerce

communication

companionship

comparison

compensation

competence

complexity

composure

computing

conditionality

conformity

confusion

congratulation

conjecture

contact

container

contentedness

contest

continuation

contract

contraction

controlling device

convergence

cookery

cooling

cooperation

copy

cord

cost

council

counteraction

courage

courtesy

court of law

covering

cowardice

creation

crossing

cunning

curiosity

curve

custom

cut

damage

dancing

danger

dark

day

deafness

death

deception

decoration

decrease

defeat

defence

deficiency

delusion

denial

departure

dependence

depth

descent

desire

despair

destruction

deterioration

deviation

diagram

difference

difficulty

digging

direction

dirtiness

disagreement

disappearance

disapproval

disbelief

discernment

discontentedness

discord

discouragement

discourtesy

disenchantment

dishonesty

dismissal

disobedience

disorder

dispersion

display

displeasure

disrepute

dissonance

distortion

disuse

dive

divergence

drug

dryness

dullness

dwelling

earliness

easiness

edge

effort

electricity

eloquence

emblem

emission

emotion

employment

emptiness

enclosure

encouragement

energy

entertainer

entertainment

enthusiasm

entrance

entreaty

equality

erectness

error

escape

essay

essence

eternity

evidence

evolution

exaggeration

excess

exchange

excitement

exclusion

exit

expectation

expedience

expensiveness

explosion

extinguishing

extraction

extravagance

factory

failure

fairness

faithfulness

fantasy

farming

fashion

fastening

faulty sight

faulty speech

feather

fertility

a few

fighter

figure of speech

finance

finding

fine arts

finish

fire

five and over

flattery

flood

flow

flying

fold

food

fool

foolishness

force

foreignness

forgetting

forgiveness

formality

four

frequency

friendliness

fright

front

fuel

fullness

funeral rites

furniture

furrow

the future

gambling

gap

gas

gathering

generality

generosity

giving

god

good fortune

goodness

good taste

government

gradation

grammatical error

gratefulness

greatness

green

grey

grief

growth

guidance

guilt

habitation

hair

hanging

happiness

hardness

harshness

hate

healing

health

hearing

heat

heating

heaviness

height

help

hiding

high regard

hindrance

hissing

hitting

hold

hollow

homogeneity

honesty

hope

humanity

humour

idea

idleness

ignorance

ill health

illogicality

imitation

immorality

impenitence

imperfection

importance

imposition

impossibility

imprecision

imprisonment

improvement

impulsiveness

imputation

inadequacy

inattention

inclusion

incompetence

increase

indebtedness

indecision

independence

inequality

inevitability

inexpedience

inferiority

infertility

infinity

influence

informality

information

innocence

insanity

insertion

inside

insipidity

insistence

intake

intangibility

intellectual

intelligence

intention

interaction

interpretation

interruption

interval

intolerance

invisibility

irregularity

irreverence

irritableness

jealousy

job

joining

joy

judge

judgement

jump

justification

killing

kindness

knowledge

lake

land

language

lateness

lawfulness

lawyer

layer

learning

left

length

lenience

level

liberation

life

light

lightness

likelihood

liquid

list

litigation

loan

logicality

losing

loudness

love

low regard

luck

machine

magic

man

management

manager

many

mariner

marriage

matter

maturity

meaning

meanness

measurement

mediation

medication

mediocrity

meekness

menace

message

metal

method

middle class

mind

misbehaviour

misfortune

misguidance

misjudgement

misplacement

misrepresentation

misuse

mixture

mockery

model

moderation

modesty

moment

money

morality

movement

multicolour

music

musical instrument

musician

name

narrative

nation

nature

necessity

neglect

neutrality

newness

news

night

nonconformity

non-existence

non-payment

nonsense

number

obedience

obligation

obscenity

obscurity

obviousness

occurrence

odourlessness

offer

offspring

oil

oldness

one

opacity

opening

operation

oppositeness

opposite position

optics

orange

order

ordinariness

organism

outside

overindulgence

overtaking

overturn

ownership

pain

parentage

part

participation

particularity

partner

the past

patience

payment

peace

penitence

perception

perfection

period

permission

persistence

photography

pity

placement

place of worship

plan

plants

pleasant flavour

pleasantness

pleasure

pliability

poetry

poison

pole

politician

politics

pose

position

possibility

poverty

powder

power

powerlessness

precision

prediction

preparedness

presence

the present

preservation

pressure

printing

profit

prohibition

promiscuity

property

propriety

protection

proverb

psyche

publicity

pulling

pulp

pungency

punishment

purple

pursuit

quantity

question

quietness

rainfall

rareness

rashness

raw materials

reaction

reading

realism

rear

record

red

refusal

region

regularity

relation

relative

religion

religious ceremony

religious leader

remembering

remnant

remoteness

removal

repair

repetition

representation

repression

reproduction

repulsion

repute

resonance

rest

restraints

result

retaliation

reticence

retreat

revelation

reverence

revolution

rhythm

right

rights

robbery

rock

romance

room

roughness

roundness

route

rubbing

rule

ruler

safety

sanity

satisfaction

school

scripture

sea

season

secrecy

selfishness

selling

separation

servant

sex

shallowness

shape

shapelessness

sharing

sharpness

shelter

shop

shortness

shouting

showiness

shrillness

side

sight

sign

silence

similarity

simplicity

simultaneity

single state

size

skin

sky

slander

sleep

slope

slowness

sludge

smallness

smell

smoothness

sociability

society

softness

solidity

solitude

sombreness

sound

sourness

space

speech

speed

spin

sport

start

state

steadiness

stickiness

stoppage

straightness

strangeness

strength

stubbornness

student

stupidity

subject matter

subtraction

suggestion

superiority

the supernatural

supernatural being

supply

support

surety

surprise

surroundings

swamp

swearing

sweetness

taking

talkativeness

taste

teacher

teaching

telecommunications

temporariness

test

textiles

thickness

thief

thinking

thinness

three

thrift

throw

time

timeliness

time measurement

tiredness

tobacco

tolerance

top

touch

trade union

transparency

transport

travel

traversing

truth

turbulence

twist

two

ugliness

uncertainty

unconditionality

unconsciousness

undertaking

unfairness

unfaithfulness

unfriendliness

ungratefulness

unhappiness

unimportance

unkindness

unlawfulness

unlikelihood

unpleasant flavour

unpleasantness

unpreparedness

unrelatedness

unselfishness

untimeliness

untruthfulness

unwillingness

use

uselessness

vanity

vehicle

verbosity

vibration

victim

violence

visibility

visit

voluptuousness

vulgarity

waking

wall

war

warning

watercraft

weakness

wealth

weapon

weather

wetness

white

whole

willingness

wind

winning

wise person

woman

word

work

worker

working class

writing

wrongdoing

youth