Thesaurus

shot in the dark

phrase

Synonyms of shot in the dark

an opinion or judgment based on little or no evidence
  • The contestant was stumped by the question, and his answer was just a shot in the dark.

Synonyms for shot in the dark

Words Related to shot in the dark

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About shot in the dark

Thesaurus Entries Near shot in the dark

shot in the arm

shot in the dark

shots

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Shot in the dark.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shot%20in%20the%20dark. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!