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25 Synonyms for Written

Hannah Yang

Hannah Yang

Speculative Fiction Author

Published Nov 16, 2022

synonym for written

Repeating the same word over and over is a common writing mistake. It’s better to use a strong synonym than to use the same word too many times.

Written is a word that you may need to use often. So what are some useful terms that have similar meanings?

If you’re looking for alternative words, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to see a full list of written synonyms.

  1. Finding a Good Synonym for Written
  2. Antonyms for Written
  3. Examples of Synonyms for Written Used in Sentences

Finding a Good Synonym for Written

Written is the past participle of write. It means “expressed in writing” or "marked using letters or characters."

Here are some synonyms you can use for written:

  • Authored
  • Communicated
  • Composed
  • Corresponded
  • Crafted
  • Dictated
  • Drafted
  • Expressed
  • Formulated
  • Inked
  • Inscribed
  • Lettered
  • Noted
  • Penciled
  • Penned
  • Printed
  • Published
  • Recorded
  • Reported
  • Scrawled
  • Scribbled
  • Scribed
  • Transcribed
  • Typed
  • Worded

synonym for written list

Keep in mind that not all the words on this list of synonyms are perfectly interchangeable. Many have their own unique nuances and connotations, so you should choose your substitutes wisely.

ProWritingAid’s Word Explorer can help you find the perfect synonym for written, or for any other word. Simply click on the word you want to replace, and then click on Word Explorer, which will show you related words, rhyming words, and even alliterations.

ProWritingAid's word explorer showing synonyms for written

Antonyms for Written

What if you need to use an opposite word? Here are some antonyms you can use for written:

  • Implicit
  • Oral
  • Spoken
  • Unscripted
  • Unwritten
  • Verbal
  • Word-of-mouth

Just like the synonyms, these antonyms also carry their own meanings. Make sure you select one that makes sense in context.

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Examples of Synonyms for Written Used in Sentences

Let’s look at examples of how to use an appropriate synonym for written in different contexts. In all of these cases, the word written has been substituted for a more specific word that helps make the meaning of the sentence clearer.

  • She has authored three books, and is working on a fourth.
  • My son got sent to the principal’s office for the silly essay he’d composed at school.
  • My publishers have been waiting for months, but alas, my next manuscript has yet to be drafted.
  • His signature is inked in a strange style.
  • Those sacred words were inscribed in stone, countless centuries ago.
  • What kinds of ideas have you written about in your articles?
  • Those theories were first noted by Charles Darwin.
  • I’d scribbled a few lines of poetry, but none of them were any good, and I was ready to give up.
  • How would you have worded this sentence?

There you have it—a full list of synonyms and antonyms for written that you can use in your work and some examples of how you can use a synonym for written to improve your writing.

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Hannah Yang

Hannah Yang

Speculative Fiction Author

Hannah is a speculative fiction writer who loves all things strange and surreal. She holds a BA from Yale University and lives in Colorado. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her painting watercolors, playing her ukulele, or hiking in the Rockies. Follow her work on or on Twitter at @hannahxyang.

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