I have a question about synonyms:
I'm wondering for quite a while if synonyms always stand exactly for the same thing. Is there sometimes a little difference in meaning?
Let's use clumsy and clunky for example. Can I always replace clunky with clumsy? Since I'm not a native speaker, as you may have noticed, I cannot tell them apart. According to my dictionary, they mean exactly the same. Is it always true?
If the question has already been ask, sorry I couldn't find it.
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