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fountainhead

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fountainhead

  1. 1 a point or place at which something is invented or provided <historically, California has served as the fountainhead of that eclectic group of self-actualization movements known as the New Age> Synonyms cradle, font, fountain, source, origin, root, seedbed, spring, well, wellspringRelated Words beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one

  2. 2 the source from which something grows or develops <a collection of lyrical ballads that became the fountainhead of a literary revolution> Synonyms seed, germ, origin, root, seedbedRelated Words font, fountain, spring, well, wellhead, wellspring; beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, genesis, inception, incipiency, launch, morning, onset, outset, start, threshold; creation, inauguration, origination




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