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plot

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of plot

  1. 1 a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends the Secret Service uncovered just in time a plot to assassinate the President Synonyms of plot conspiracy, design, intrigue, machination, scheme Words Related to plot counterconspiracy, counterplot; frame-up; manipulation, subterfuge, trickery; artifice, contrivance, cover-up, dodge, draft, maneuver, stratagem, trick; cabal, confederacy, ring; game, gimmick, racket; ground plan, program, strategy, system; collusion, complicity, connivance, conniving, conspiration

  2. 2 a small area of usually open land grew vegetables in a little plot Synonyms of plot clearing, ground, lot, parcel, plat, field, tractWords Related to plot common(s), croft [chiefly British]; grass, green, greensward, lawn; glade, grassland, heath, heathland, lea (or ley), meadow, moor, pasture, pastureland

  3. 3 a small piece of land that is developed or available for development subdivided the old farm into plots for tract houses Synonyms of plot parcel, plat, lot, property, tractWords Related to plot patch; frontage; lease; development; real estate

  4. 4 the unfolding of events in a dramatic or literary work wrote novels in which the plot was always subordinate to the characterizations Synonyms of plot action, story, story lineWords Related to plot subplot; arc, development; design, outline, plan, scheme; argument, mythos, subject, theme

Synonym Discussion of plot

plot, intrigue, machination, conspiracy, cabal mean a plan secretly devised to accomplish an evil or treacherous end. plot implies careful foresight in planning a complex scheme.
    • an assassination plot
intrigue suggests secret underhanded maneuvering in an atmosphere of duplicity.
    • backstairs intrigue
machination implies a contriving of annoyances, injuries, or evils by indirect means.
    • the machinations of a party boss
conspiracy implies a secret agreement among several people usually involving treason or great treachery.
    • a conspiracy to fix prices
cabal typically applies to political intrigue involving persons of some eminence.
    • a cabal among powerful senators

synonyms see in addition plan


plot

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of plot

  1. to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends mobsters were caught plotting to take over the company Synonyms of plot collude, compass, connive, conspire, contrive, intrigue, machinate, put up, scheme Words Related to plot counterplot; brew, concoct, cook (up), devise, hatch; engineer, jockey, maneuver, manipulate; design, frame, lay out, map, plan, shape



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