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  • The Visual Thesaurus wordmap for landslide gives the relevant meaning as "an overwhelming electoral victory," but how overwhelming is overwhelming?

    Visual Thesaurus : Online Edition

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  • Hm.

    *puts on thinking cap*

    I like it as it is, but someday it'd be fun to see palindromes and anagrams....

    January 22, 2013

  • Thanks ruzuzu. We're pretty happy with it — and would love feedback on what can make it better.

    January 22, 2013

  • I like the rhyming words especially. And the wordmap for loin just introduced me to the word griskin. Cool.

    January 22, 2013

  • not sure how you're doing it but i'd be interested in that technology. very AI if it's learning as it goes.

    January 22, 2013

  • Oh, thanks! The green words aren't synonyms ... they are words that are used in similar contexts. For example, mustard and mayonnaise aren't synonyms, but people talk about them in similar ways.

    Of course, even with that explanation the same-context words for Godzilla don't make all that much sense, either. Good thing we're working on updating that data, huh?

    January 22, 2013

  • cool! i tried a difficult one at first just to test its intelligence. Godzilla.

    ( http://www.wordnik.com/words/Godzilla#related ) rhymes look great, but

    the synonyms make little sense.

    January 22, 2013

  • We've added wordmaps to many of the words on Wordnik -- check them out in the Related section. This is still a beta feature, so feedback welcome!

    January 22, 2013