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why

interjection

Synonyms and Antonyms of why

  1. how surprising, doubtful, or unbelievable <why, what a strange thing to say!> Synonyms ah, aha, come on, fie, indeed, my word, pshaw, well, what, noRelated Words gee, gee whiz, ha, hello, hey, lo, oh; fiddlesticks, phooey, pooh; there; oops (or whoops also woops), ugh; egad, gad, gadzooks [archaic], the deuce, the devil, the dickens, zounds




why

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of why

  1. 1 something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing <asked the whys behind the surprising decision> Synonyms account, authority, grounds, motive, subject, wherefore, reasonRelated Words antecedent, cause, consideration, impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, occasion, stimulus

  2. 2 something hard to understand or explain <how one decides that a certain he or she is “the one” is one of the great whys of life> Synonyms closed book, conundrum, enigma, head-scratcher, mystification, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle, secretRelated Words brainteaser, case, challenge, knot, matter, perplexity, poser, problem, stumper, trouble




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