Synonyms and Antonyms of eye

  1. 1 a circular strip push the drawstring through the metal eye and knot it on one end Synonyms of eye band, circle, ring, hoop, loop, roundWords Related to eye belt, cincture, collar, girdle; wreath; annulet, becket, coil, curl, furl, hank, spiral, spire, twirl, whorl

  2. 2 a state of being aware this young actor has the eye of every director in Hollywood Synonyms of eye advertence, advertency, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, ear, attention, heed, knowledge, mindfulness, note, notice, observance, observationWords Related to eye hyperawareness, hyperconsciousness; advisement, care, concern, consideration, regard, watch; apprehension, discernment, grasp, mind, perception, recognition, thought, understandingNear Antonyms of eye disregard, neglect, obliviousness, unawareness

  3. 3 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest this wilderness area is at the eye of the controversy between conservation and development Synonyms of eye axis, base, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, center, focus, ground zero, heart, hub, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seatWords Related to eye headquarters; happy hunting ground, hive, hotbed, hot spot, playground, playland; kernel, nub, pith; deep, thick; essence, quintessence, soul; attraction, lodestone (also loadstone), magnet, polestar

  4. 4 an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge in my eye, cats make better pets than dogs Synonyms of eye belief, conviction, opinion, feeling, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, viewWords Related to eye say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterviewNear Antonyms of eye fact, truth

  5. 5 an instance of looking especially briefly all of the guys cast an appreciative eye on the new girl as they passed her in the hall Synonyms of eye cast, look, gander, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, regard, sight, viewWords Related to eye gape, gaze, glare, leer, ogle, stare; side-glance; squinny, squint; coup d'oeil

  6. 6 the ability to see her eyes are diminishing with age Synonyms of eye eyesight, sight, visionWords Related to eye myopia, nearsightedness; farsightedness, hypermetropia, hyperopia, presbyopia; aniseikonia, astigmatism, diplopia, squint, strabismus; double vision

  7. 7 a fixed intent look peering through the window with an eager eye Synonyms of eye aspect [archaic], gaze, gape, regard, scrutiny, stareWords Related to eye glare, glower; contemplation, fixation; attention, observance, observation, surveillance, watch; examination, inspection, perusal, study, surveyNear Antonyms of eye blink [chiefly Scottish], flash, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, sight, stime [chiefly Scottish & Irish]; oeillade, ogle; browse, scan



Synonyms and Antonyms of eye

  1. 1 to keep one's eyes on a lot of his backyard bird watching was spent eyeing the squirrels as they depleted the bird feeder of seeds Synonyms of eye watch, follow, observeWords Related to eye behold, look, perceive, regard, see, view; gape, gawk, gaze, glare, goggle, look on, peer, rubberneck, stare; guard, wake, ward; bird-dog, monitor, study; spy; espy, glance, glimpse, peek, peepNear Antonyms of eye blink, wink

  2. 2 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes I was starting to believe her tale of woe, until I eyed the diamond ring on her finger Synonyms of eye behold, catch, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, see, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, witnessWords Related to eye identify, make out, pick out, pick up; attend (to), consider, heed, mark, mind; study, watch; examine, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey; glance (at), glimpse, peer (at)Near Antonyms of eye disregard, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over; miss, overlook

  3. 3 to give serious and careful thought to we're eyeing the possibility of buying property there Synonyms of eye chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, ponder, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)Words Related to eye muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms of eye disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject

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