Synonyms of graphic

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something that visually explains or decorates a text
  • the use of graphics in the text of the dictionary helps to break up the visual monotony of the page

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variants: also graphical

Synonyms & Antonyms of graphic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 producing a mental picture through clear and impressive description
  • the report offered many graphic details about the devastating earthquake that rocked the area

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2 consisting of or relating to pictures
  • got a degree in graphic design

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How does the adjective graphic differ from other similar words?

The words picturesque and vivid are common synonyms of graphic. While all three words mean "giving a clear visual impression in words," graphic stresses the evoking of a clear lifelike picture.

a graphic account of combat

When can picturesque be used instead of graphic?

Although the words picturesque and graphic have much in common, picturesque suggests the presentation of a striking or effective picture composed of features notable for their distinctness and charm.

a picturesque account of his travels

When would vivid be a good substitute for graphic?

In some situations, the words vivid and graphic are roughly equivalent. However, vivid suggests an impressing on the mind of the vigorous aliveness of something.

a vivid re-creation of an exciting event

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The first known use of graphic was in 1637

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graphic novel

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“Graphic.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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