Nice app 5/5
Works well. Very helpful!
Can you say annoying?? 1/5
This used to be a good app but now ads pop up every few seconds and you can’t read what you are trying to get.....definitions, etc. SO ANNOYING! I just deleted from my phone. Bye!!
The amount of ads (and what you need to pay to get rid of them) and all the additional purchases that one needs to make in order to have a fully realized dictionary app is very annoying. I’ve used this as my go to dictionary app but I’m just sick and tired of the nickel and dime ways in which they try to get more and more money out of you to make it a worthwhile dictionary app. It’s good but annoying. I’ll be looking for another one. Good riddance.
Homework help 4/5
I love this app because it really helps with my papers for class.
By walter gross
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 Miriam Webster one. I won’t be back.
Recent update (ADS) ruined 5 Star Review 3/5
I've used this app for years and loved it, until the most recent update. The addition of ads are obnoxious and ridiculous. It inhibits the effectiveness of the app and is heavily distracting. Wasn't there another way? Please brainstorm a way of using ads that is less obnoxious than randomly popping up - WITH SOUND - while I am trying to look up a simple definition. Considering deleting and going back to a classic google search. 🤷🏾♀️
Annoying pop up ads 1/5
I used to love this app. Used it all the time and now almost as soon as you open it up, bam full screen ads. Might be looking for a new dictionary app unless they fix it.
Please mute the commercials!!!!!!!! 1/5
What the heck! My phone is on vibration. And suddenly an ad show up and playing so loudly! Have to KILL the app to stop the sound
Loud, Obnoxious Ads 1/5
I have been using this app for several years & it was a favorite. However it now plays loud annoying ads whenever I look up a word. I am deleting it & will find a quieter dictionary app
NOW WITH EVEN MORE ADS 1/5
By c money burns
this app has become an unusable toilet of constant popup ads and exhortations to upgrade. I don’t really need my own language upsold to me. It was actually useful before the devs and their empty suit masters got greedy. Don’t get this app.
Full-screen video advertisements 1/5
As of mid November, the latest update still includes loud video advertisements time to time over the entire screen that require four seconds before you can “skip” to view the definition you were trying to read. Is this what we’ve become? A perpetual canvas for endless advertisements, even during the smallest moments of self-education where the mind is now interrupted and delayed for corporate avarice? This is stunning: unprofessional, philosophically vile and simply awful.
By Venus 15
It’s great app :)
New update ruined app 1/5
By Disappointed jgfhh
This app is unusable since the new update. The advertisements are a wall that cannot be overcome. Deleted.
Well, I can't look up words in meetings now.
Love this App 5/5
By Cella in Houston
LOVE LOVE THIS APP... SO USEFUL
This app is awesome it has help me so many times
Recent Ads are Unacceptable 1/5
This was one of my favorite apps for the longest time until very recently. It provided an easily accessible, intuitive and comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus, among other features, and I genuinely had no complaints about it... Until now that is.
The ads that have been shoehorned into the ad in the past few weeks are UNBELIEVABLY obtrusive, to a point where the app is virtually unusable at times.
This is a dictionary, not a free-to-play, candy-themed "freemium" game. The contempt for learning, professionalism and basic decorum demonstrated by the invasive addition of these pop-up ads is staggering. Until this is fixed, this app easily deserves a precipitous, and most likely imminent, drop to a one-star rating.
New vocabulary at my fingertips 5/5
I can expand my vocabulary and enhance my writing without having to flip through thousands of dictionary pages! Very easy to use and has a extensive list of synonyms based on grade level and reading capabilities.
The best 5/5
You will not fine a better dictionary app, try it you will love it
Too many ads 1/5
Just use it in your browser for far less adds...
A Powerful Tool 1/5
UPDATE: this app has become an ad-monster of absurd and embarrassing proportions. Never thought I'd see a dictionary sell its soul to advertisers so panderingly. (Is that a word? I don't know, can't look it up on this app anymore.) POP-UPS? Are you kidding me?
Old 5-Star Review:
This app, in a sense, has changed my life. In life, people are surrounded by what is called "social capital". If you are raised in an educated family, the extent of intellectual conversation, literature, and thus vocabulary you are exposed to is incredibly high, and this is a critical advantage to one's life journey. Being raised in a blue collar family as a scholar, I had some catching up to do to operate at my highest level in academia and in the work that I pursue.
Traditional dictionaries are loathsome creatures, tombs of older days. It was cumbersome, to say the least, to search a word you did not recognize when in the middle of a pithy passage from some mind-expanding book. Because of the ease of this app, I have a basic rule for myself: I can never pass up a word I do not know. This app makes that possible.
Is the app perfect? What is, really... But it improves all the time. The "word of the day" push feature is my mental intrigue for the morning, which literally gives me the dose of curiosity that I require, allowing me to shake my slumber grog and embrace a new day, and often a new word, with a little self growth.
Cheers, dictionary app!
The ads pop up without warning, and whether your phone is on silent or not it will play VERY loudly, which makes this app very bad for libraries or other quiet spaces, where one would generally use this app.
Like the app, really dislike the ad format 2/5
I use this app often, it’s useful and I am extremely thankful for it. In the past, the ads were noticeable, but not off-putting. Recently, the ad format has been changed and is obnoxious. I am looking for an alternative thesaurus app.
Best of the best
Corporate Greed 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.
Advertisements with sound 1/5
By Engaged Id
The advertisements with sound make this app cumbersome and unusable in a classroom setting. These ads began around November of 2017
Great App 4/5
Super easy to use. Several definitions give each look-up context, so you have the correct usage.
Too many pop ups ! 1/5
Seriously couldn't even get anything done with this app. Every time I try to search for a word I had to get hit with several add pop-ups or request for reviews. So too many "extras" that are not necessary when wanting a good dictionary. Deleted it after a couple of uses.
I love this app!😸😸 5/5
This app is amazing! My family is homeschooled so, it is a little difficult sharing a dictionary.We use this app a lot!
Love This! 5/5
I like to write books. Sometimes I would forget a word or want to have a bigger vocabulary idea for a word, so I started using THESAURUS. It worked well!
Then, I decided to get the app. The app is very useful and handy. The app is easy to use. Thanks you for creating this app!
Great app! Love it! 5/5
Easy to use and very helpful. Love the offline option as well. Thank you!
Love this app! 5/5
#BookNerd loves this app! 🤓💕
Ads are really annoying 1/5
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By Amedee Brennan
The app works well, and it serves its purpose. However, it is obnoxious that the free version displays an ad after every search. This sort of bombardment of advertisement is ridiculous and so annoying that although the app works, it is too inconvenient to use. It’s free, so advertisements can be expected, but the rate at which they interfere with the use of the app is absurd. Somebody over there needs to get acquainted with reality and be enlightened by the user experience. I can hardly imagine people click on the advertisements anyhow, other than by accident trying to click on the obfuscated exit button.
APP CLOSES OUT WHEN ACCESSING IDIOMS 3/5
By Honoring JESUS!!
Every time I try to pull up an Idiom for a word the App closes totally out - it just blacks out. I have contacted customer service but have yet to get the problem resolved
Love this app 5/5
By You pick a name for me
Easy to use. I use it often.
User friendly ? Idk 3/5
The ads can be disturbing and also i would expect more from the word of the day they are usually trash/words that are useless to normal and articulate people
Constant interruption 1/5
I don't mind advertisements but this app interrupts me at every moment. Ads completely cover the screen multiple times in the midst of my typing a new word.
Often the buttons to open the ad are placed near where the keyboard is, so that when the ad pops up, the user accidentally opens it as he types.
The problem, for Dictionary, is that Google provides definitions for free, and these type of advertisements don't interrupt me. I'm deleting this app from my phone.
GREAT APP!!! 5/5
I Am a Nerd of the HIGHEST ORDER & I Am ALWAYS Using this Fabulous App for Both Definitions & Spelling!! I Love It!! Thank You Sooo Much for Providing Such a USEFUL & Excellent “Tool” For Someone Who TRULY Appreciates “Getting it Correct!” You Guys ROCK!!
Meh, ads and glitches 2/5
By Domi Oaks
The ap is alright, but there are tons of ads and the ap can be super glitchy. The word of the day sometimes won't update for a week or more, if the app will open at all. And the ads. SO MANY ADS! IMO it's easier and faster to just google the darn word.
Hate video ads 1/5
I used to love this APP, but they have lately started pushing video ads which are very annoying, and even more when you work in a quite environment then a unsolicited video ad pops up to when you try to use this app.
Ads Render App Useless 1/5
App used to be great. Now full screen ads pop up constantly, and the only way to get beyond the ad is to close out the app as the “x” in the corner of the screen does not work.
Quick vocabulary 5/5
As a high schooler, who is trying to expand her vocabulary, I find this app super useful if I need to look up a definition, pronunciation or an alternative word. I’ve used it in all of my classes!
A Word of Caution 1/5
I downloaded this app and later decided to upgrade to the paid version. I paid $5.99 for the complete upgrade package. Problem is the upgrades offered in the free app do not give you the Dictionary.com "Pro" version. Come to find I could have gotten the same by paying $3.99 for the Pro. It's a deception. It will cost $9.98 for the same app offered at $3.99 under a different name. Just a word of warning.
Annoying ads 1/5
Deleting the app due to annoying sound producing pop up ads that is not appropriate for work and school environments
Upgrade issues 1/5
By Mihika Chechi
I have paid to upgrade my account but it’s not reflecting in my account. I am trying restore purchases but it’s asking for $$$ again. I demand money back for $$$ already a paid.
BAD Update—Too Many Ads! 1/5
This is the first review I’ve ever written. I don’t have time! But I feel that this is necessary.
The app before the update was great—easy, quick, and efficient. After updating, I’ve been forced to view a pop-up ad almost every time I’ve looked a word up, and an ad bar at the bottom is always present. I’m about to delete the app entirely, which is unfortunate because it was my go-to dictionary app for years.
I don’t have time or patience to view ads in class when a teacher uses a word I don’t know! I’ve started looking words up on Google because the ads are so annoying. I’ll be looking for a new app if this one doesn’t change this. 🤷🏼♀️👎
THE BEST 5/5
I USE THIS APP ON A REGULAR BASIS TO CHECK ON WORD MEANING AND CORRECT SPELLING. IT HAS NOT FAILED TO PROVIDE ME WITH SANE FOR YEARS!!!
Great app 5/5