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headpiece

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of headpiece

  1. 1 a covering for the head usually having a shaped crown <the bride will be wearing a flowing veil fastened to a pearl-covered headpiece> Synonyms cap, chapeau, headdress, headgear, hat, lid [slang]Related Words baseball cap, beret, billycock [British], biretta, boater, bonnet, bowler, calotte, capuche, casque, castor, cloche, cocked hat, cowboy hat, cowl, derby, fedora, fez, garrison cap, hard hat, helm, helmet, high hat, homburg, hood, kepi (also képi), kufi, leghorn, miter (or mitre), nightcap, opera hat, overseas cap, panama, picture hat, pillbox, plug hat, porkpie hat, service cap, shako, silk hat, skimmer, skullcap, sombrero, sou'wester, Stetson, stocking cap, stovepipe, sunbonnet, tam, tam-o'-shanter, ten-gallon hat, top hat, topper, toque, tricorne (or tricorn), turban, zucchetto; warbonnet

  2. 2 the ability to learn and understand or to deal with problems <she has looks and personality but not much in the way of a headpiece> Synonyms brain(s), brainpower, gray matter, intelligence, intellect, intellectuality, mentality, reason, sense, smartsRelated Words eggheadedness, highbrowism, intellectualism; braininess, brilliance; acumen, alertness, apprehension, astuteness, discernment, discriminability, insight, judgment (or judgement), perception, percipience, perspicacity; common sense, horse sense, mother wit; aptitude, talent; sagacity, sapience, wisdom, wit; head, mind, skullNear Antonyms denseness, density, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, fatuity, feeblemindedness, foolishness, half-wittedness, idiocy, imbecility, senselessness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity




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