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English Dictionary and Thesaurus TheSage is a complete dictionary and a multifaceted thesaurus of the English language. It runs locally, and does not use your Internet connection. The program offers a unique structured display, as well as wildcard search, anagram search and more. You can copy the entire lookup, or portions of it to the clipboard, switch between results using the tabbed interface, and customize the interface to your preference. Free for personal use. Copyright

Product Details

Publisher Sequence Publishing Price Free
Version 7.60.2814  history Last updated May 11, 2024
File Size 72.0 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

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Based on 12 reviews

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This program is nagware 3 stars by JohnCorliss Jan 18, 2020 (Read all my 24 reviews)
It's a good program with lots of info, but every once in a while when I start the program it nags me to buy the "Pro" version. show Review details
New version somewhat disappointing 3 stars by LowStrung Jun 05, 2016 (Read all my 16 reviews)
I've been using TheSage for a few years. It's an excellent reference work, but I do not like the new user interface. The program takes a lot longer to start up than previous versions, probably because it now uses the .NET framework. I've usually found .NET apps slow to start up, but with TheSage that's very pronounced. The program has become bloated; not surprising, because aside from the extra drive space taken up by the latest version of .NET, which I had to install to use TheSage, the program files themselves take up twice as much space as those of the old version. Also, the new tree-style side panel menu at the left uses up a lot of horizontal screen real estate, squeezing the definitions into a small pane at the right. Aside from the awkward interface, the rest of the app is still good. The tab-based interface in version 6.2 was better, however, and .NET was not required, so I have reverted to that version. show Review details
Needs streamlining 3 stars by MrJaw69 Jun 13, 2011 (Read all my 34 reviews)
First and foremost, I want to point out that TheSage is a capable dictionary/thesaurus. But I feel like the developers have made the software a too big for its purpose. There's a noticeable lag when invoking TheSage, and then more lag as it looks for the word I've typed. I've never encountered such delays with other offline dictionaries. The software is configurable to the point that almost everything has options. While some people might like this, I found page after page of customization options to be more bloat than blessing. Some aspects of TheSage that are just quirky. For instance, when looking up a word, information (such as synonyms) can be shown redundantly in the same window. I'm looking for dictionary software that will let me quickly find the definition I want, and then get out of the way. For me, TheSage ain't it. show Review details
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