The Collins Thesaurus is the essential wordfinder for every occasion. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to create a title that reflects real English in an accessible, modern design. The first edition of the Collins Thesaurus combined a comprehensive choice of alternative words with a range of stimulating and useful features such as quotations, proverbs, and subject word lists. This authoritative text has been carefully revised to ensure that it remains a leader in its field. This fully revised and updated Second Edition has been compiled using evidence from the Bank of English to provide a choice of words that is a more genuine reflection of current language than ever before. The text is presented in a new and even more user-friendly layout. Illustrative examples have been extracted from real English and are given for every sense. Full antonym lists are included for many key entries to provide another way of expressing yourself. The new layout makes the added-value features more accessible.