'Shades of meaning'
Shades of meaning is a phrase used to describe the small, subtle differences in meaning between similar words or phrases; 'kid' and 'youth' both refer to young people, but carry differing views and ideas about young people.
- Did you know that Inuit people have over 300 words for snow?
Although there may be many different words for the same thing, there are usually slight differences in meaning.
- For example: cross and furious, both mean angry, but furious means more angry than than cross does.