Synonyms and Antonyms of motives
- the principal motive of the piece was introduced in the flute section
bodies, bulks, burdens, centerpieces, cores, cruxes (also cruces), essences, fundamentals, generalities, gists, grists, hearts, kernels, keynotes, mains, marrows, masses, nets, nubs, nubbins, nuclei (also nucleuses), piths, pivots, purports, quicks, staples, substances, sums
- the detective felt that the first suspect didn't have any motive for committing the crime
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