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A potent thesaurus and brainstorming tool for writers of all kinds. Find synonyms, related words, adjectives, rhymes, and more!
The OneLook Thesaurus add-on for Google Docs brings the brainstorming power of OneLook and RhymeZone directly to your editing process. As you're writing a document in Google Docs, just select one of the 6 function buttons to find engaging alternatives, admirable adjectives, rapturous rhymes, and more.   

The add-on will use the word under your cursor to make the search. You can override this by selecting a word or multi-word phrase in your document explicitly with your mouse, or by typing a word or phrase into the side panel's search box. Click on a result to replace the word at your cursor (or your selection) with the result.

"Synonyms" shows you synonyms and similar words, as well as links to find definitions and usage examples. Synonyms will be returned first (and highlighted in yellow), but the results go far beyond what you'd find in a traditional thesaurus, giving you many nuanced alternatives that may make for suitable substitutions.   Your search can be a phrase -- more than just a single word -- giving you access to the popular "reverse dictionary" feature of OneLook.

"Triggers" shows you words that are commonly associated with your search.

"Rhymes" shows you rhymes (perfect and approximate). The results that are shaded in dark green are the "perfect" rhymes -- the greener the better.

"Complete" shows you words that start with the letters you've typed so far, which is useful to jog your memory if you only know the beginning of a word.

"Adjectives" shows you adjectives that are commonly used to describe your search word; this works best when your search word is a noun in need of description.

"Nouns" is the reverse; it shows you nouns that are commonly described by your search word; this works best when your search word is an adjective. Together, "Adjectives" and "Nouns" are useful for generating ideas for creative writing.
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A User of OneLook Thesaurus
October 10, 2020
My experience has been that this add-on is quite finicky, but when it works, it's very useful. If you're okay with occasional errors and/or reloading a page to get the app to start up every now and again, it's a bit more convenient than a second tab open just to manually search for interchangeable words.
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A User of OneLook Thesaurus
October 10, 2020
I loved this add-on. However, it stopped working for me. Please someone fix it.
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A User of OneLook Thesaurus
October 10, 2020
Wonderful add on, works excellently for synonyms and many other helps for writing.
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A User of OneLook Thesaurus
October 9, 2020
Doesn't work anymore
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A user of OneLook Thesaurus
October 10, 2020
yes it is not working for me either.
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Ellen Gaddie
September 28, 2020
It just quit working. Uninstalled and reinstalled and still nothing. If the developer abandoned this then don't make it available.
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A user of OneLook Thesaurus
October 1, 2020
I looked into it some more, and there seems to be some problem with selecting text that affects G-Suite users (people who use Docs from their work domain.) I'm still trying to find a fix; in the meantime, if it helps, the app should work from your personal Google account.
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A user of OneLook Thesaurus
September 29, 2020
Hey, if you're reading this, can you let me know if it is still not working for you? The app is still active, and *should* be working for everyone. I am baffled by the reported cases where it doesn't seem to load at all.
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A user of OneLook Thesaurus
September 28, 2020
Same thing has happened to me. Nothing works.
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A User of OneLook Thesaurus
September 2, 2020
It works like a charm, it is super useful.
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A User of OneLook Thesaurus
September 2, 2020
I could not get this to show up in add-ons, even though I installed (and uninstalled) it three times.
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A User of OneLook Thesaurus
August 12, 2020
OneLook? that's about all it deserved before I moved one. More efficient to tab over than struggle with this add-on.
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A User of OneLook Thesaurus
June 24, 2020
It works, but it takes too many clicks to make it very good for regular use. It's fine if you don't plan on using it consistently, but I'm doing creative writing and I like to explore the thesaurus pretty often. If there was a shortcut of some sort that would automatically activate it (and a way to set a default result, such as automatically return synonyms of the selected word when the shortcut is clicked), it would be perfect. As it goes it's easier and faster to use my cell phone thesaurus app while I'm writing instead of this add-on.
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A user of OneLook Thesaurus
July 26, 2020
Word usage - 'consistently'? Shouldn't that be 'constantly'?
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A User of OneLook Thesaurus
June 24, 2020
How I use this app
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A user of OneLook Thesaurus
October 14, 2020
mine don't work
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