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potential

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of potential

  1. existing only as a possibility and not in fact I can see a few potential problems with co-owning a beach house with another couple Synonyms of potential implicit, possible Words Related to potential conceivable, generable, imaginable, plausible, thinkable; likely, probable; conjectural, hypothetical, suppositional, theoretical (also theoretic); alleged, assumed, purported, reputed, supposed; achievable, attainable, doable, feasible, practicable, viable, workable Near Antonyms of potential authenticated, confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, substantiated; authentic, bona fide, genuine, true Antonyms of potential actual, existent, factual, real

Synonym Discussion of potential

latent, dormant, quiescent, potential mean not now showing signs of activity or existence. latent applies to a power or quality that has not yet come forth but may emerge and develop.
    • a latent desire for success
dormant suggests the inactivity of something (such as a feeling or power) as though sleeping.
    • their passion had lain dormant
quiescent suggests a usually temporary cessation of activity.
    • the disease was quiescent
potential applies to what does not yet have existence or effect but is likely soon to have.
    • a potential disaster

potential

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of potential

  1. something that can develop or become actual a time when cloning was merely a potential and the stuff of science fiction Synonyms of potential capability, eventuality, possibility, potentiality, prospect Words Related to potential likelihood, probability; latency, potency Near Antonyms of potential actuality, reality; certainty



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