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resource

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of resource

  1. 1 something that one uses to accomplish an end especially when the usual means is not available we used every possible resource to raise the funds needed to save our town's oldest house Synonyms of resource expedient, recourse, resort Words Related to resource hope, opportunity, possibility, relief; makeshift, replacement, stopgap, substitute

  2. 2 resources pl  available money do you have the resources to buy a new car or even a used car? Synonyms of resource bankroll, coffers, exchequer, finances, pocket, resources, wherewithalWords Related to resource shirt; bread [slang], cash, chips, currency, dough, gold, jack [slang], legal tender, lucre, pelf, scratch [slang], tender, wampum; assets, capital, deep pockets, fortune, means, opulence, riches, roll, substance, wealth; purse, treasury; cash flow; financingNear Antonyms of resource debts, liabilities; indebtedness

Synonym Discussion of resource

resource, resort, expedient, shift, makeshift, stopgap mean something one turns to in the absence of the usual means or source of supply. resource and resort apply to anything one falls back upon.
    • exhausted all of their resources
    • a last resort
expedient may apply to any device or contrivance used when the usual one is not at hand or not possible.
    • a flimsy expedient
shift implies a tentative or temporary imperfect expedient.
    • desperate shifts to stave off foreclosure
makeshift implies an inferior expedient adopted because of urgent need or allowed through indifference.
    • old equipment employed as a makeshift
stopgap applies to something used temporarily as an emergency measure.
    • a new law intended only as a stopgap


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