Pesky Persistent Ads 1/5
This app will put you into a circle of ad hell so deep, you will find yourself climbing out of the ads just for 30 seconds at a time before another evil pop-up begins. I ended up deleting it off my phone for this frustrating inconvenience!
The Ads Are Obnoxious 1/5
By Chan Evelyn
I downloaded this app for all of 10mins and the ad videos literally appeared each time I clicked a link. You’ll have a better experience using Siri or the Google app. This is just a waste of storage space.
Very Helpful 5/5
By Le voile bateau
Avoiding pitfalls this reference provides clear definitions.
Great App 5/5
I use this app quite a bit during the day. Especially when I run across a word I’m not familiar with or that I’ve never heard before. I like it’s simplicity. I love words, so sometimes just playing with words in the app is fun too!
Disruptive Full Screen video advertisements 1/5
I suggest instead you download the Oxford Dictionary of English. After months of denial, customer service finally admitted the reality of extremely disruptive full screen video advertisements, w audio, that blast between entering your word and reading the definition. No longer is even the smallest moment of learning uninterrupted by corporate avarice. This is philosophically vile and a practical nuisance.
Definition marijuana 5/5
What about the pleasure, relaxation, and medicinal purposes? Also, love the App. Use it all the time. Thanks.
Ads that won’t go away. 1/5
By Journaling always
I would not recommend this app. I have purchased it at least twice and still cannot use it without constant interruption by ads. Even the off-line settings will not work. And the worst thing of all is it seems they have configured the ads to stay on the screen for a certain period of time; they will not go away even with repeated attempts to close them until a certain amount of time has elapsed. Go with Merriam Webster; it’s a much better product.
Not paying for ad free 1/5
The ads aren’t just ads that inconveniently pop up when you’re using the app —which I can deal with but if you’re trying to discreetly use the app, good luck because these ads have audio!
Loud disruptive ads 1/5
I am a graduate student who recently got an iPhone. I used the dictionary app (on android) all the time to look up words during class and to use the thesaurus. However, the ads that pop up play video with loud sounds, uncontrollably disrupting whatever is happening in my life at the moment, including class. Guess i need to find a new dictionary app. Sad because I’ve used this one for years.
Waste of money 1/5
Do not spend money on this useless awful app. Period. Refund please. Download Webster Dictionary.
Used to love this app, not you can't look up a word without an ad popping up. Also the ads play sounds even if your phone is on vibrate so got em I guess. Don't download.
Ads with sound make app unusable 1/5
I can no longer use the app at work or in a public place because pop-up ads come on at full volume even when the sound on my phone is off. I understand that the free version of the app has ads, but they should not be something that everybody within 40 feet of me can hear as I scramble to close the app.
The advertisements are awful. 3/5
By Lex head
I CANT USE THIS APP IN CLASSES/MEETINGS ANYMORE! The ads all have loud obnoxious music. Horrible idea of you guys to allow such adds on an app that should be helpful to those who need to quietly and quickly look up a word.
There are just so many places where it’s not safe to use the app anymore. Forget about using this app in the library.
This dictionary has taught me so many new words - it’s helpful and perfectly user friendly - I highly recommend it to anyone
Barely does it’s job 2/5
Every word you enter, it gives you that word in another form as the definition. It sends you down a rabbit hole until you’re looking up the roots of the word because that’s faster than just typing up the actual word and getting a straightforward definition. Enter it into google and save yourself an hour.
Easy and Quick to Use! 5/5
By Staci Tucker
I love how simple and fast I can look up words to know their specific meaning.
Great app! 5/5
I don’t usually do this, but this app has warranted a review. It’s simply splendid. It has a sleek design and the interface is minimalistic and helpful for building one’s vocabulary. The function which shows when and where a word was conceived was a pleasant surprise. Keep it up, dictionary.com 🍾
I love this app! I use it everyday:).
Great w/ draw 4/5
Awful adds with basic
Quite unfortunate one must download or buy full app to get get of the magnitude of adds
Add sounds are a turn off majorly
Learned alot from this app
Text doesn’t fit on screen 3/5
The text going to the right side of the page is cut off (on my iPhone 7)...
In-app purchases? 5/5
What is the difference between upgrading the free app with $5.99 and downloading the pro app for $2.99?
Ads are out of control 2/5
I’ve been using this app for years but today I deleted it because they wanted me to play a demo game just to look up a word on the Thesaurus! I mean really, just derail my train of thought for a stupid commercial. At first it was only a little now it’s just ridiculous. I’m done.
Auto play ads? Really? 1/5
Free apps have ads. That’s great! I get that, and I have no problem with it. But when you’re in a meeting and trying to use this app, and then an ad pops up that starts playing a video with the sound up automatically?? That can’t happen. I’ll find a new dictionary app.
Noisy ads! 1/5
It was bad enough when the ads started coming up every other search -- BUT NOW THEY FREAKING TALK. And they default to making noise even while my phone is ON SILENT!
Complete, total, absolute, all-encompassing deal-breaker.
I cannot figure out why companies think I'm going to buy their crap when they go out of their way to be obtrusive and annoying.
Very handy!! 5/5
Great addition to my daily life
By Olivia Ahearn
This app is great!! I use it ALL the time in school, and I definitely recommend it to anybody who doesn’t want to use those old, boring dictionaries!
Always at hand 4/5
I am forever looking for alternate words to express myself. The thesaurus app is always ready to assist! Pop up ads are the only thing stopping a full 5 stats.
Awful Ad-filled Dictionary 2/5
Ads are too pervasive to make this app as useful as it could be. Save yourself some time and frustration and don’t download this app.
Obnoxious Ads Ruined This App 1/5
I purchased certain upgrades a few years ago on the assumption that the service I was receiving would not be materially downgraded. For years, I was not bombarded by constant un-skippable advertisements. Now I can hardly read half a definition before I'm x'ing out of another worthless ad, then desperately trying to close whatever pop-up I accidentally triggered.
I want what I purchased. Honor the original deal, or give me a refund. This is the epitome of corporate greed, the classic what-are-you-going-to-do mentality. Would not buy again.
Very dependable reference tool 5/5
I use it all the time.
OH MY GOSH AGAIN 2/5
By anonymous booksor
Ok, this is my second review. I’M SO TIRED OF THE ADS. “For my constipation—“ I hear before rushing to tap the x. NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR CONSTIPATION I JUST WANT TO LOOK UP A FREAKING WORD.
Also what’s with the double definitions my gosh. What is this app’s deal why do I still have it take contemptuous. Their definition is “showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; disrespectful”.
That first part... “showing or expressing contempt”... YOU DON’T SAY? What kind of idiot do you think I am? This app is very contemptuous.
By Jack 3 lee
It's great and so useful to learning english.
Time for an Update 3/5
I love this app, but a UI update is long overdue. Needs to fill the screen of an iPhone X, first of all, but could also use adjusting of the general user-face anyway. I’d give it 5 stars at that point. Developers may contact me for specific advice.
The ads are what stopped me from using this 3/5
It’s a great app, and I have been using it for years. However, they recently added ads that will randomly pop up durning use and it’s very annoying. This has discouraged me from using so I uninstalled this and started using a different app.
Great Tool 5/5
My kids use it all the time for words they don’t know. Better for them to research the answer just tell them.
Obnoxious ads 1/5
By sort of anonymous
This app was great. But recently video ads have started playing all the time and the sound plays even though my phone is on silent, often at inappropriate times. I get that you need ads to make keep things running, but videos with unmuteable sound are too much. I’m just gonna use Google.
Great! But Features Ads and Politics 1/5
By Ryan Hegarty AppReview
Great app for quick definitions and synonyms, but recent updates have made full screen ads difficult to close and redirect the user more often. Nowadays everyone has a political opinion to express and dictionary.com does that with each year with their Word of the Year. For that matter I am disappointed. It was a missed opportunity to not include "Bigly" in 2016 and once again in 2017. As the internet traffic around "Bigly" far outweighs that of "Xenphobia" or "Complicit". No need to fact check that! Otherwise dictionary.com should replace their current ads with campaign 2020 donation ads. So much for an apolitical education outlet.
Too many ads 3/5
They pop up all the time and block you when you look up a word.
An advertisement delivery app. Horrible. 1/5
Avoid & keep avoiding.
Superb dictionary app 5/5
Since English isn't my first language, I always have the app on my side when reading a novel or nonfiction book, newspaper or magazine.
Must have app. Keep up the good work app developers.
Useless Ad Spammer 1/5
The ad congestion on this app is disgusting. Why should I load and watch a video advertisement when I can just look the word up on google? Save your phone some space. This app is an unusable headache
Deleting due to ad obtrusiveness 1/5
I was just in a quiet meeting at work, went to look up a word, and up pops a glaringly LOUD video ad. It was embarrassing. I understand that you developers have to make a living. I was okay with the other lesser ads, which I’d occasionally click on, just to help you all out. But you’ve gone too far! I will be deleting this app & trying the Merriam Webster one. I won’t be back.
Very useful 5/5
Don’t use in public! Loud uncontrolled ads ... 1/5
By Been using it for over a year
I tried to look up a word at work and an ad started playing out loud with no way to close it. You’ve rendered the app useless so I am deleting it. I will find another app that does not embarrass its users.
Your ads caused me a problem 1/5
Your app opened an ad that played a video at a high volume when my phone was on silent. It made me look bad and I won’t use the app again unless you fix this.
Pure Joy for any avid reader 5/5
I've had this app on every smartphone or device!! Easy to use fun and active quizzes. Definitely love the many links to learn more about words and their origins especially a brief explanation of the period in which it was introduced. A must have.
Dishonest and misleading App. The paid upgrade only apply to certain time 2/5
By Coffee fans
From time to time, my paid upgrade no longer valid that I have to paid again. And the price is going up and up. If the upgrade fee comes with time limited, please honestly state out that is subscription fee rather than misleadingly price as upgrade👎👎👎
Don’t get this app unless you want to watch an ad after every word you look up. Horrible app, you’d be a thousand times better off opening up safari and using the website- or better yet using Webster dictionary
My tool 5/5
When I don't understand a word, I use the app and I learn.