Synonyms and Antonyms of paraphernalia
1 items needed for the performance of a task or activity mountain-climbing paraphernalia Synonyms accoutrements (or accouterments), apparatus, gear, hardware, kit [chiefly British], material(s), matériel (or materiel), outfit, equipment, stuff, tackleRelated Words accessories, appurtenances, attachments, fittings; baggage, belongings, impedimenta; appliances, facilities, instruments, machinery, tools; apparel, attire, habiliments, raiment, trappings; armamentarium, armory, arsenal, battery; assets, resources
2 transportable items that one owns packed up all of their paraphernalia for the move across the country Synonyms belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), possession, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder [chiefly dialect], stuff, thingsRelated Words treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateralNear Antonyms immovables, real estate
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