"To help today's writers in the "grail-quest" for the true word, the folks at Oxford have come up with a title that breathes fresh life into a genre very much in need of CPR. This work breaks away from the traditional format of simple lists of synonyms and antonyms by offering a number of ingenious and helpful features set within boxes in the text.... Bottom Line Although loaded with special features, this thesaurus doesn't undermine its more traditional duties. Under a generous 25,000 headwords, it lists 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms in usefully laid-out entries. Highly recommended."Library Journal STARRED REVIEW!
"Anyone who writes for a living knows how valuable a good thesaurus can be in finding the exact words to express a variety of thoughts - and this book has more than 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms from which to choose. Arranged alphabetically, it includes example sentences and distinctions from the most commonly used words....The only drawback to this book is that a person looking up a word may continue reading for another 15 minutes or so just out of interest.
This is probably the best thesaurus yet."Deseret News
"In the jargon of sportscasters The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is a triple threat: It's a freshly conceived guide to finding just the right word, it's published by the greatest name in English reference books, and it offers thoughtful, amusing and provocative mini-essays on 240 favorite words by nine distinguished contemporary writers.Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize winning critic and longtime journalist for The Washington Post
"Oxford also scores high for its new The Oxford Writer's Thesaurus ($40), which employed the skills of several contributing editors. This guide is a tribute to the precisions of the English language, listing more than 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms. Of special interest are the interspersed notes of the editors, who expound on nuances and crotchetsThe only problem in consulting this book could be that the original purpose soon is lost while the reader becomes immersed in one fascinating passage after another." Richmond Times Dispatch