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Synonyms and Antonyms of constitution

  1. 1 the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others <the question of whether violent conflict is part of the constitution of human society> Synonyms character, clay, colors, complexion, nature, genius, personality, self, toneRelated Words distinctiveness, distinctness, individuality, singularity, uniqueness; attribute, characteristic, earmark, essentiality, feature, flavor, hallmark, mark, point, property, savor (also savour), stamp, trait; disposition, grain, sort, temper, temperament; composition, makeup; essence, essentiality, interior, interiority, soul, spirit; metal, stuff, substance; habit, way

  2. 2 the type of body that a person has <that marathon runner is known more for her strong constitution than for her speed> Synonyms build, physique, figure, form, frame, habit, shapeRelated Words anatomy, structure

  3. 3 a collection or system of rules of conduct <our society's constitution requires that every member in good standing pay yearly dues> Synonyms canon, code, decalogue, lawRelated Words discipline, establishment; common law, legislation

  4. 4 a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority and especially a legislature <the constitution against murder is universal among civilized societies> Synonyms act, bill, law, enactment, ordinance, statuteRelated Words command, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, fiat, ruling; bylaw, ground rule, regulation, rule; amendment, legislation; common law, martial law; blue law; prohibition, proscription, restriction; canon, capitulary, encyclicalNear Antonyms higher law

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a very small amount

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