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prospect

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prospect

  1. 1 all that can be seen from a certain point gazing at the wide prospect spread out before me Synonyms of prospect command, lookout, outlook, panorama, perspective, view, vistaWords Related to prospect landscape, scene, scenery; ken, sight; visual field

  2. 2 one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award a good prospect for the position of auditor Synonyms of prospect applicant, applier, aspirant, campaigner, contender, expectant, hopeful, candidate, seekerWords Related to prospect competitor, contestant, entrant, entry, favorite, qualifier; dark horse, spoiler, stalking horse; crown prince, favorite son; claimant, pretender; nominee, running mateNear Antonyms of prospect incumbent, officeholder; awardee, honoree, inductee; dropoutAntonyms of prospect noncandidate

  3. 3 something that can develop or become actual one highly desirable prospect for the city is a major-league franchise Synonyms of prospect capability, eventuality, possibility, potentiality, potentialWords Related to prospect likelihood, probability; latency, potencyNear Antonyms of prospect actuality, reality; certainty

  4. 4 the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence the prospect of a quiet, restful Sunday ended when our basement flooded Synonyms of prospect anticipation, contemplation, expectance, expectancy, expectationWords Related to prospect alarm (also alarum), apprehension, dread, foreboding, misgiving

Synonym Discussion of prospect

prospect, outlook, anticipation, foretaste mean an advance realization of something to come. prospect implies expectation of a particular event, condition, or development of definite interest or concern.
    • the prospect of a quiet weekend
outlook suggests a forecasting of the future.
    • a favorable outlook for the economy
anticipation implies a prospect or outlook that involves advance suffering or enjoyment of what is foreseen.
    • the anticipation of her arrival
foretaste implies an actual though brief or partial experience of something forthcoming.
    • the frost was a foretaste of winter

prospect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prospect

  1. to go into or range over for purposes of discovery soon all manner of people had arrived in the valley to prospect it for gold Synonyms of prospect hunt, probe, explore, search, skirrWords Related to prospect reconnoiter (or reconnoitre), scout; disclose, discover, reveal, unearth; fathom, plumb, sound



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