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soul

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of soul

  1. 1 an immaterial force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power <many religions teach that the soul is immortal> Synonyms psyche, spirit Related Words life, vitality; being, essence, quintessence Near Antonyms body, flesh

  2. 2 a member of the human race <I promise I won't tell another soul> Synonyms baby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, human, specimen, stiff, thing, wightRelated Words hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter

  3. 3 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <a kind act that was the very soul of charity> Synonyms being, essentiality, nature, quiddity, quintessence, essence, stuff, substanceRelated Words heart, spirit; alpha and omega, center, core, keynote, marrow, pith, seat; embodiment, epitome, incarnation, manifestation, personification; aspect, attribute, feature, property; gist, kernel, nub

  4. 4 the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions <knew in her soul that it was true> Synonyms belly, blood, bone(s), bosom, breast, gut, heart, heartstrings, inner space, inside, quick, coreRelated Words conscience, mind





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