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subsistence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of subsistence

  1. 1 the fact of being or of being real <believes in the subsistence of a soul as a separate entity from the body> Synonyms actuality, corporality, corporeality, reality, existence, thingnessRelated Words genuineness, realness; activity, animation, life; currency, presence, prevalenceNear Antonyms absence, dearth, lack, want; potentiality, virtualityAntonyms inexistence, nonbeing, nonexistence, nothingness, unreality

  2. 2 uninterrupted or lasting existence <the subsistence of the patient's infection, even after the use of antibiotics, had the doctors puzzled> Synonyms abidance, ceaselessness, continuance, continuity, continuousness, durability, duration, endurance, persistence, continuationRelated Words drawing out, elongation, extension, lengthening, prolongation, prolonging, stretching; enduringness, permanence; survivalNear Antonyms abridgment (or abridgement), curtailment, cutback, shorteningAntonyms cessation, close, discontinuance, discontinuity, end, ending, expiration, finish, stoppage, surcease, termination





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