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case

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of case

  1. 1 something that encloses another thing especially to protect it <those binoculars come with their own case> Synonyms armor, capsule, casing, cocoon, cover, covering, encasement, housing, hull, husk, jacket, pod, sheath, shell Related Words cartridge, cassette (also casette); bark, crust; carapace, house, mail, panoply, plate, plating, shield; cuticle, hide, skin; envelope, package, wrapper; backing, coating, coverture, facing

  2. 2 a covered rectangular container for storing or transporting things <a handy little cosmetics case that matches the rest of her luggage> Synonyms bin, box, caddy, case, casket, locker, trunkRelated Words carton, crate; footlocker, locker, sea chest; coffer, lockbox, safe, safe-deposit box, strongbox; coffin; compartment, vault; canteen; caisson, hope chest; minaudière; bandbox, hatbox, jewel box, snuffbox, tinderbox




case

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of case

  1. 1 an individual awaiting or under medical care and treatment <her doctor wishes that all of his cases were as cooperative as she is> Synonyms caseRelated Words inpatient, outpatient; rehabilitant; sufferer, victim; convalescent, nursling

  2. 2 one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like <this is a perfect case of people jumping to the wrong conclusion before all the facts are known> Synonyms case, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, instance, prototype, representative, sample, specimenRelated Words archetype, classic, locus classicus, paradigm; cross section, microcosm; evidence, indication, manifestation, sign

  3. 3 something that actually exists <this has never been the case before> Synonyms actuality, case, materiality, realityRelated Words certainty, inevitability; circumstance, event, occurrence, phenomenon; element, item, particular, thingNear Antonyms eventuality, possibility, potentiality, probabilityAntonyms fantasy (also phantasy), fiction, illusion

  4. 4 a statement given to explain a belief or act <you'll get a chance to make your case, but unless you're very convincing, your request will be denied> Synonyms account, accounting, argument, case, explanation, rationaleRelated Words alibi, apologia, apology, defense, excuse, justification, vindication; appeal, plea; guise, pretense (or pretence), pretext, rationalization

  5. 5 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder <a young boy suffering from a case of chicken pox> Synonyms access, bout, case, fit, seizure, siege, spell, turnRelated Words recurrence, relapse; brainstorm, convulsion, eclampsia, pang, paroxysm, spasm, throe; agitation, frenzy; breakdown, collapse, prostrationNear Antonyms arrest, relief, remission

  6. 6 something that might happen <it may be the case that the cause of the fire will forever remain a mystery> Synonyms case, contingence, contingency, contingent, eventuality, possibilityRelated Words probability; accident, chance, hap, hazard, risk

  7. 7 something that requires thought and skill for resolution <that's a tough case to solve> Synonyms case, challenge, knot, matter, nut, troubleRelated Words issue, question; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, quagmire, spot; crux, Gordian knot, sticky wicket, toughie (also toughy); catch-22, dilemma, quandary; catch, glitch, hitch, pitfall, snag; conundrum, enigma, mystery, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle; brainteaser, perplexer, poser, stumperNear Antonyms magic bullet, silver bullet; cure-all, panaceaAntonyms answer, solution




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