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notion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of notion

  1. 1 notions pl  small useful items the fabric store had a wide variety of thread, pins, buttons, and other notions Synonyms of notion etceteras, novelties, odds and ends, sundries Words Related to notion baubles, bric-a-brac, gewgaws (also geegaws), knickknacks (also nicknacks), trinkets; gadgets, gimmicks, jiggers; hodgepodge, miscellany, variety

  2. 2 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action I have a notion to go in-line skating this afternoon Synonyms of notion bee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, whim, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Words Related to notion capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration

  3. 3 an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge has this naive notion that most people are basically honest Synonyms of notion belief, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment (or judgement), mind, opinion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, viewWords Related to notion 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 notion fact, truth

  4. 4 something imagined or pictured in the mind that modernistic building does not match my notion of what a country cottage should look like Synonyms of notion abstraction, cogitation, concept, conception, image, impression, intellection, mind's eye, idea, picture, thoughtWords Related to notion apprehension, premonition, presentiment; preconception, prejudice, prepossession; chimera, delusion, hallucination, illusion, phantasm (also fantasm); caprice, conceit, fancy, freak, kink, vagary, whim; cognition, observation, perception, reflection; assumption, belief, conclusion, conviction; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmise, theory; brainchild, brainstorm, brain wave, inspirationNear Antonyms of notion actuality, fact, reality

  5. 5 an idea or statement about all of the members of a group or all the instances of a situation the popular notion that college athletes are airheads Synonyms of notion concept, conception, generality, generalization, stereotypeWords Related to notion bromide, cliché (also cliche), commonplace, platitude, truism; adage, proverb, saw, saying; hypothesis, proposition, theory; oversimplification, simplification, simplism



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