Not long ago, a friend asked me if I knew of any tools to find a word to describe something that you have in mind.  

He went on to say, “There’s countless scenarios in my life where there’s something that I’d love to express – but I cannot think of the right word to articulate it.”

I could not help him at the time.  But, just today, I discovered something right under my nose, as they say.  (So, John.  This one’s for you.)

I use almost daily.   I use it to quickly look up words in multiple dictionaries.

Turns out, if I had only scrolled down to the bottom of, I would have spotted exactly what my friend needed.

Using Reverse Dictionary/Thesaurus, you can type in the feeling you cannot seem to express, and it will give you the word you are looking for!

I typed in, “… when it’s right in front of you, but you don’t see it.”

I got, oblivious, unaware, blind, ignorant, and unobservant.  Or, as my mom would say, “If it had been a snake, it would have bitten you!”

Incidentally, I am glad snakes do not have the ability to bite me via websites.

So, there you have it.  Use Reverse Dictionary/Thesaurus to track down the word for that indescribable feeling.


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