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abstract

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of abstract

  1. 1 dealing with or expressing a quality or idea <the book deals with abstract matters such as honesty and integrity on the job as well as practical subjects such as asking for a raise> Synonyms conceptual, ideal, ideational, metaphysical, notional, theoretical (also theoretic) Related Words conjectural, hypothetical, speculative; cosmic (also cosmical), intellectual, mental, spiritual; ethereal, immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial, nonmaterial, nonphysical, unsubstantial; impalpable, imperceptible, insensible, intangible, invisible; impractical, romantic, transcendent, transcendental, unreal, utopian, visionary Near Antonyms material, physical; appreciable, detectable, discernible (also discernable), noticeable, observable, palpable, perceptible, sensible, substantial, tangible, visible; defined, definite, distinct; actual, factual, real Antonyms concrete, nonabstract

  2. 2 using elements of form (as color, line, or texture) with little or no attempt at creating a realistic picture <Cubism is a style of abstract art in which natural forms are broken up into geometric shapes> Synonyms nonfigurative, nonobjective, nonrealistic, nonrepresentational Related Words expressionist, expressionistic, impressionist, impressionistic; symbolist, symbolistic Near Antonyms lifelike, natural Antonyms figurative, naturalistic (also naturalist), nonabstract, objective, realistic, representational




abstract

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of abstract

  1. 1 a short statement of the main points <the scientist wrote a bare-bones abstract of his research and conclusions> Synonyms summary, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, epitome, inventory, outline, précis, recap, recapitulation, résumé (or resume also resumé), roundup, rundown, run-through, sum, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-upRelated Words abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), compend, compendium, condensation, curtailment, shortening; simplification, streamlining; rehash, reprise; conclusion, epilogue (also epilog)Near Antonyms amplification, enlargement, expansion; addendum, supplement

  2. 2 a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality) <a recent college valedictorian who's been hailed as the very abstract of what's right with today's young people> Synonyms embodiment, avatar, embodier, epitome, externalization, genius, icon (also ikon), image, incarnation, incorporation, instantiation, manifestation, objectification, personification, personifierRelated Words actualization, concretization, exemplification, personalization, realization, substantiation; essence, quintessence, soul; archetype, exemplar, model, paradigm, pattern; reincarnation




abstract

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of abstract

  1. 1 to draw the attention or mind to something else <personal problems abstracted him so persistently that he struggled to keep his mind on his work> Synonyms distract, call off, detract, divert, throw offRelated Words amuse, beguile, entertain; stray, wanderNear Antonyms concentrate, focus

  2. 2 to make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report) <took the 135-page report and abstracted it in three short paragraphs> Synonyms summarize, boil down, brief, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, outline, recap, recapitulate, reprise, sum up, synopsize, wrap upRelated Words abridge, condense, curtail, cut back, shorten; downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; decoct, essentialize; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; amplify, elaborate (on or upon), enlarge (on or upon), expand, supplement




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