This is a thesaurus of all the glosses to the words in the Glossary, linked to the lines in the texts where these words are found.

The Thesaurus is the opposite of the Glossary. When consulting the Glossary, you know the word and you want to find out what it means. When consulting the Thesaurus, you know the meaning and you want to find out which Shakespearean words express it. How would he say 'arrogant' or 'companion'? The options are listed when you search for these words.

Disclaimer: our Thesaurus is a guide only to the words in the Glossary, and not an account of the way these words might be used elsewhere in the canon, or in Early Modern English as a whole. For example, we include Shakespeare’s use of mother to mean 'womanish qualities', but not in its ordinary sense of 'parent'. You can read more background about the thesaurus here.

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Search phrase careful 19 items found
careful, most
chariest (adj.)
careful attention
observation (n.)
careful management
husbandry (n.)
careful preservation
chariness (n.)
careful service
diligence (n.)
careful thought, with opportunity for
considered (adj.)
carefully, examine
survey (v.)
carefully, question
sift (v.)
carefully, very
print, in
carefully accurate
nice (adj.)
carefully composed
set (adj.)
carefully considered
leavened (adj.)
carefully fashioned
laboured (adj.)
carefully selected
chosen (adj.)
carefully sifted
bolted (adj.)
carefully think
consider (v.)
carefully watch
eye (v.)