Synonyms and Antonyms of pattern
1 a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric) <a coverlet with a nosegay of tiny pink roses as the pattern> Synonyms design, figure, motif, motive Related Words scheme; device; adornment, caparison, decoration, embellishment, frill, garnish, ornament, trim
2 a usual manner of behaving or doing <her daily pattern begins with coffee and a bagel every morning for breakfast> Synonyms custom, fashion, habitude, habit, practice (also practise), ritual, second nature, trick, way, wontRelated Words addiction; disposition; bent, inclination, proclivity, set, tendency, tenor, turn; bag, convention, form, mode, style; usage, use; deportment, manners, mores; drill, groove, jog trot, regime (also régime), regimen, rote, routine, rut; affectation, airs, pose; attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; eccentricity, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic
3 an established and often automatic or monotonous series of actions followed when engaging in some activity <with her, everything must be done strictly according to pattern> Synonyms drill, grind, groove, lockstep, routine, rote, rut, treadmillRelated Words daily dozen, regimen; housekeeping; custom, fashion, habit, practice (also practise), trick, wont; approach, manner, method, procedure, strategy, style, tack, technique, way; design, plan, program, scheme; convention, policy, tradition
4 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged <many of the artist's paintings use the same pattern of a lone figure surrounded by a vast landscape> Synonyms arrangement, configuration, constellation, design, form, format, getup, layout, makeup, ordonnance, compositionRelated Words motif, theme
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