This new edition of Chambers Compact Thesaurus has been thoroughly revised to provide you with the most helpful alternatives for over 15,000 common words. With more than 300,000 synonyms and antonyms, this compact volume is completely up-to-date, focusing on current language usage. The exceptionally clear A-Z layout eschews complex indexing, making reference quick and easy, while key synonyms and example phrases allow for instant selection of the correct sense of the word. Entries are complemented by lists of related words, such as types of phobia, breeds of dog and parts of the body. Whether you are looking for the solution to a crossword clue or for an impressive word to use in a report or essay, this book is sure to offer you the answer.