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How does the verb traipse contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of traipse are meander, ramble, roam, rove, and wander. While all these words mean "to go about from place to place usually without a plan or definite purpose," traipse implies a course that is erratic but may sometimes be purposeful.

traipsed all over town looking for the right dress

When can meander be used instead of traipse?

While the synonyms meander and traipse are close in meaning, meander implies a winding or intricate course suggestive of aimless or listless wandering.

the river meanders for miles through rich farmland

Where would ramble be a reasonable alternative to traipse?

The synonyms ramble and traipse are sometimes interchangeable, but ramble stresses carelessness and indifference to one's course or objective.

the speaker rambled on without ever coming to the point

In what contexts can roam take the place of traipse?

While in some cases nearly identical to traipse, roam suggests wandering about freely and often far afield.

liked to roam through the woods

When is it sensible to use rove instead of traipse?

In some situations, the words rove and traipse are roughly equivalent. However, rove suggests vigorous and sometimes purposeful roaming.

armed brigands roved over the countryside

When would wander be a good substitute for traipse?

The words wander and traipse can be used in similar contexts, but wander implies an absence of or an indifference to a fixed course.

fond of wandering about the square just watching the people

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Cite this Entry

“Traipse.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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