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1. cynosure

noun. something that strongly attracts attention and admiration.

Synonyms

  • center
  • centre
  • center of attention

Antonyms

  • leeward
  • outgoing
  • incoming
  • windward

Etymology

  • cynosure (French)
  • Cynosura (Latin)

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2. cynosure

noun. something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners).

Synonyms

  • direction
  • counseling
  • counsel
  • counselling

Antonyms

  • indicate
  • infield
  • peripheral
  • right

Etymology

  • cynosure (French)
  • Cynosura (Latin)

Example sentences of the word cynosure


1. Noun, singular or mass
The BD butterfly (Callicore cynosure) inhabits lowland tropical rainforests of the Amazon Basin throughout Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia.

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