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appliance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of appliance

  1. 1 an interesting and often novel device with a practical use since the invention of the cork, all manner of appliances have been invented for the extraction of these sometimes troublesome stoppers Synonyms of appliance gadget, contraption, contrivance, gimmick, gizmo (also gismo), jigger, widgetWords Related to appliance implement, instrument, tool, utensil; ingenuity, innovation, invention; accessory (also accessary), adjunct; mechanism, trick; dingus, doodad, doohickey, hickey, hootenanny [chiefly dialect], thingamabob, thingamajig (or thingumajig), thingummy

  2. 2 something that is not necessary in itself but adds to the convenience or performance of the main piece of equipment an appliance that allows the machine to be used as a sander Synonyms of appliance accoutrement (or accouterment), adapter (also adaptor), add-on, adjunct, appendage, accessory, attachment, optionWords Related to appliance accompaniment, additive, complement, supplement; auxiliary, subsidiary; amenity, doodad, embroidery, extra, filler, frill, incidental, luxury, nonessential, nonnecessity; appurtenances, bells and whistles, equipment, furnishings, habiliment(s), paraphernalia, trappings; adornment, decoration, embellishment, enhancement, garnish, ornament, trim, trimmingNear Antonyms of appliance essential, necessity, requirement, requisite



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