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matter

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of matter

  1. 1 a major object of interest or concern (as in a discussion or artistic composition) that is not relevant to the matter under discussion Synonyms of matter content, motif, motive, question, subject, theme, topic Words Related to matter subject matter; talking point; count, idea, point, purpose; consideration, issue, problem; body, bulk, burden, centerpiece, core, crux, essence, fundamental, generality, gist, grist, heart, kernel, keynote, main, marrow, mass, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, purport, quick, staple, substance, sum; basis; bottom, essential, essentiality; affair, argument, debate Near Antonyms of matter aside, digression, excursion, interjection, parenthesis, tangent

  2. 2 something to be dealt with we must take care of this matter before it becomes a real problem Synonyms of matter affair, business, thing Words Related to matter consideration, issue, problem; crisis, crossroad(s), crunch, emergency, exigency, flash point, head, juncture, strait, zero hour; concern, trouble, worry; care, lookout, responsibility; deadlock, halt, impasse, stalemate, standstill; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, pickle, pinch, predicament, scrape, spot Phrases ball of wax

  3. 3 communications or parcels sent or carried through the postal system first-class matter Synonyms of matter correspondence, mail, parcel post, post [chiefly British], snail mailWords Related to matter airmail, airpost, certified mail, registered mail, rural delivery, rural free delivery, special delivery, special handling; direct mail, junk mail, mailer; card, dispatch, epistle, letter, message, missive, note, postal card, postcard, printed matter; bundle, package, shipment

  4. 4 something that requires thought and skill for resolution I've been thinking about the matter all night, and I believe I have a solution Synonyms of matter case, challenge, knot, problem, nut, troubleWords Related to matter issue, question; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, quagmire, spot; crux, Gordian knot, sticky wicket, toughie (also toughy); catch-22, dilemma, quandary; catch, glitch, hitch, pitfall, snag; conundrum, enigma, mystery, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle; brainteaser, perplexer, poser, stumperNear Antonyms of matter magic bullet, silver bullet; cure-all, panaceaAntonyms of matter answer, solution

  5. 5 an approximate amount, extent, or degree a simple meal that can be prepared in a matter of 20 to 30 minutes Synonyms of matter neighborhood, tune, vicinityWords Related to matter ballpark; nearness, proximity


matter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of matter

  1. to be of importance she believes that doing well in school really does matter Synonyms of matter count, import, mean, signify, weigh Words Related to matter affect, concern, influence, sway; add up (to), amount (to) Phrases carry weight, cut ice



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