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notion

noun

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  1. 1 notions pl  small useful items <the fabric store had a wide variety of thread, pins, buttons, and other notions> Synonyms etceteras, novelties, odds and ends, sundries Related Words baubles, bric-a-brac, gewgaws (also geegaws), knickknacks (also nicknacks), trinkets; gadgets, gimmicks, jiggers; hodgepodge, miscellany, variety

  2. 2 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action <I have a notion to go in-line skating this afternoon> Synonyms bee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, whim, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Related Words capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration

  3. 3 an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge <has this naive notion that most people are basically honest> Synonyms belief, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment (or judgement), mind, opinion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, viewRelated Words say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterviewNear Antonyms fact, truth

  4. 4 something imagined or pictured in the mind <that modernistic building does not match my notion of what a country cottage should look like> Synonyms abstraction, cogitation, concept, conception, image, impression, intellection, mind's eye, idea, picture, thoughtRelated Words apprehension, premonition, presentiment; preconception, prejudice, prepossession; chimera, delusion, hallucination, illusion, phantasm (also fantasm); caprice, conceit, fancy, freak, kink, vagary, whim; cognition, observation, perception, reflection; assumption, belief, conclusion, conviction; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmise, theory; brainchild, brainstorm, brain wave, inspirationNear Antonyms actuality, fact, reality

  5. 5 an idea or statement about all of the members of a group or all the instances of a situation <the popular notion that college athletes are airheads> Synonyms concept, conception, generality, generalization, stereotypeRelated Words bromide, cliché (also cliche), commonplace, platitude, truism; adage, proverb, saw, saying; hypothesis, proposition, theory; oversimplification, simplification, simplism




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