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Members: 26 participating members (show all)

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1
1,198 members, 19 reviews
4.78 stars (4.78 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1), Helcura (1), DaynaRT (1), _Zoe_ (1), anglemark (1), keristars (1), foggidawn (1), caffron (1), eromsted (1), hailelib (2), Edward (2)1 more, aulsmith (4)

Score: 45.56

2
3,050 members, 24 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: barney67 (1), kageeh (1), anglemark (2), caffron (2), lilithcat (2), hailelib (3), mkjones (3), aulsmith (8)

Score: 26.55

3
16,308 members, 171 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (1), SqueakyChu (1), kageeh (2), foggidawn (2), hailelib (4)

Thumbs down: keristars

Score: 15.56

4
141 members, 8 reviews
4.56 stars (4.56 stars)

Lists: lilithcat (1), kageeh (3), Mr.Durick (3), hailelib (8), aulsmith (9)

Score: 14.77

5
857 members, 2 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: TimStump (2), mkjones (2), caffron (4), hailelib (5)

Score: 12.23

6
110 members, 2 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: barney67 (2), caffron (3), aulsmith (5), hailelib (10)

Score: 11.33

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): Well, for whatever year it happens to be.

8
38 members, 0 reviews
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Lists: ABVR (1), DaynaRT (2), caffron (6)

Score: 9.92

9
2,129 members, 8 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (1), Helcura (3), kageeh (4)

Score: 9.87

10
450 members, 5 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 stars)

Lists: Noisy (1), mkjones (5), hailelib (6)

Score: 9.23

11
156 members, 3 reviews
4.85 stars (4.85 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), Mr.Durick (6), hailelib (7)

Score: 9.02

12
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: Helcura (2), kageeh (5), aulsmith (7)

Score: 8.5

14
1,031 members, 7 reviews
4.7 stars (4.7 stars)

Lists: hailelib (1), Edward (3)

Score: 7.04

15
29 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: andejons (1), TimStump (5)

Score: 6.68

16
94 members, 0 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: TimStump (3), andejons (3)

Score: 6.08

17
363 members, 6 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: Noisy (2), Edward (5)

Score: 6.04

19
87 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), TimStump (6)

Score: 5.92

20
105 members, 0 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: barney67 (3), Bretzky1 (4)

Score: 5.87

21
666 members, 5 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: TimStump (4), mkjones (4)

Score: 5.66

22
5,100 members, 29 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: barney67 (4), kageeh (6)

Score: 5.38

23
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: caffron (5), aulsmith (6)

Score: 5.23

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): Mostly I use this to convince myself to call a professional.

26
2,423 members, 22 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (2)

Score: 3.36

27
1,420 members, 16 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

Score: 3.36

28
385 members, 4 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (2)

Score: 3.36

29
224 members, 0 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: andejons (2)

Score: 3.36

30
119 members, 1 review
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (2)

Score: 3.36

31
1,424 members, 7 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (3)

Score: 3.04

32
1,349 members, 6 reviews
4.73 stars (4.73 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (3)

Score: 3.04

33
813 members, 4 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (3)

Score: 3.04

34
595 members, 3 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (3)

Score: 3.04

35
85 members, 0 reviews
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Lists: eromsted (3)

Score: 3.04

36
309 members, 0 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (4)

Score: 2.83

37
55 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: Edward (4)

Score: 2.83

39
11 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: Mr.Durick (4)

Score: 2.83

40
2,944 members, 29 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Mr.Durick (1), barney67 (5)

Thumbs down: Noisy, aulsmith

Score: 2.68

42
49 members, 1 review
4.63 stars (4.63 stars)

Lists: Mr.Durick (7)

Score: 2.46

43
291 members, 5 reviews
4.69 stars (4.69 stars)

Lists: Mr.Durick (8)

Score: 2.38

44
17 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Thumbs down: Noisy

Score: 1.04

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): This was generally considered the most up-to-date dictionary up through the early years of the 21st century, but I think it's getting behind now too. But not as behind as Websters.… (more)

45
2,138 members, 9 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Score: 0

47
1,198 members, 9 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Score: 0

48
641 members, 3 reviews
4.64 stars (4.64 stars)

Lists: Mr.Durick (2), kageeh (7)

Thumbs down: barney67, Noisy, aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Hasn't been updated since before you had a computer on your desk.

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