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abstract

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of abstract

  1. 1 dealing with or expressing a quality or idea the book deals with abstract matters such as honesty and integrity on the job as well as practical subjects such as asking for a raise Synonyms of abstract conceptual, ideal, ideational, metaphysical, notional, theoretical (also theoretic) Words Related to abstract conjectural, hypothetical, speculative; cosmic (also cosmical), intellectual, mental, spiritual; ethereal, immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial, nonmaterial, nonphysical, unsubstantial; impalpable, imperceptible, insensible, intangible, invisible; impractical, romantic, transcendent, transcendental, unreal, utopian, visionary Near Antonyms of abstract material, physical; appreciable, detectable, discernible (also discernable), noticeable, observable, palpable, perceptible, sensible, substantial, tangible, visible; defined, definite, distinct; actual, factual, real Antonyms of abstract concrete, nonabstract

  2. 2 using elements of form (as color, line, or texture) with little or no attempt at creating a realistic picture Cubism is a style of abstract art in which natural forms are broken up into geometric shapes Synonyms of abstract nonfigurative, nonobjective, nonrealistic, nonrepresentational Words Related to abstract expressionist, expressionistic, impressionist, impressionistic; symbolist, symbolistic Near Antonyms of abstract lifelike, natural Antonyms of abstract figurative, naturalistic (also naturalist), nonabstract, objective, realistic, representational


abstract

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of abstract

  1. 1 a short statement of the main points the scientist wrote a bare-bones abstract of his research and conclusions Synonyms of abstract summary, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, epitome, inventory, outline, précis, recap, recapitulation, résumé (or resume also resumé), roundup, rundown, run-through, sum, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-upWords Related to abstract abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), compend, compendium, condensation, curtailment, shortening; simplification, streamlining; rehash, reprise; conclusion, epilogue (also epilog)Near Antonyms of abstract amplification, enlargement, expansion; addendum, supplement

  2. 2 a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality) a recent college valedictorian who's been hailed as the very abstract of what's right with today's young people Synonyms of abstract embodiment, avatar, embodier, epitome, externalization, genius, icon (also ikon), image, incarnation, incorporation, instantiation, manifestation, objectification, personification, personifierWords Related to abstract actualization, concretization, exemplification, personalization, realization, substantiation; essence, quintessence, soul; archetype, exemplar, model, paradigm, pattern; reincarnation


abstract

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of abstract

  1. 1 to draw the attention or mind to something else personal problems abstracted him so persistently that he struggled to keep his mind on his work Synonyms of abstract distract, call off, detract, divert, throw offWords Related to abstract amuse, beguile, entertain; stray, wanderNear Antonyms of abstract concentrate, focus

  2. 2 to make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report) took the 135-page report and abstracted it in three short paragraphs Synonyms of abstract summarize, boil down, brief, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, outline, recap, recapitulate, reprise, sum up, synopsize, wrap upWords Related to abstract abridge, condense, curtail, cut back, shorten; downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; decoct, essentialize; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms of abstract elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; amplify, elaborate (on or upon), enlarge (on or upon), expand, supplement



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