Visual Thesaurus

6 Keywords: Visual Thesaurus, Roget's Thesaurus, Thesaurus, Words, Vocabulary, Visualisation

Visual Thesaurus  is a pictorial way of presenting words that are similar - it looks like an interactive mindmap that can be explored with the added bonus of definitions.  It is available online as a service or the application can be purchased as a CD.  There is a short trial version online but this cuts out after a number of words.

The online version is also available through

It is not keyboard or screen reader accessible, but it is possible to change the voice and spelling to British.  It is also possible to change the font size and linking lines of the keywords but not the definitions.   It suggests a word if you have made a mistake and has audio pronunciations for keywords as well as the parts of speech. You can filter words that will be displayed if you don’t want to have certain content.

Differences Between the Desktop and the Online Edition


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