Synonyms and Antonyms of sum

  1. 1 a complete amount of something <the sum of human knowledge on that subject> Synonyms aggregate, full, whole, summation, sum total, total, totalityRelated Words gross; completeness, comprehensiveness, cumulativeness, entirety; bulk, lion's share, mass; enchilada, schmearNear Antonyms net

  2. 2 a short statement of the main points <the district attorney delivered a sum of the evidence against the accused that was simply staggering> Synonyms abstract, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, epitome, inventory, outline, précis, recap, recapitulation, résumé (or resume also resumé), roundup, rundown, run-through, summary, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-upRelated Words abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), compend, compendium, condensation, curtailment, shortening; simplification, streamlining; rehash, reprise; conclusion, epilogue (also epilog)Near Antonyms amplification, enlargement, expansion; addendum, supplement

  3. 3 the highest part or point <he declared that he had reached the sum of joy when his newborn daughter was laid in his arms> Synonyms acme, apex, apogee, capstone, climax, crescendo, crest, crown, culmination, head, high noon, high tide, high-water mark, meridian, ne plus ultra, noon, noontime, peak, pinnacle, height, summit, tip-top, top, zenithRelated Words bloom, blossom, flood tide, flower, glory, heyday, prime; cap, ceiling, roof; extreme, extremity, tip, vertex; high, highlight, highspotNear Antonyms abyss, base, foot; minimumAntonyms bottom, nadir, rock bottom

  4. 4 the central part or aspect of something under consideration <the sum of the issue is: who will pay for this?> Synonyms bottom line, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, meat and potatoes, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, point, root, cruxRelated Words course, direction, drift, tenor; body, content, substance; hypothesis, proposition, purport, subject, theme, thesis



Synonyms and Antonyms of sum

  1. to combine (numbers) into a single sum <can sum figures in his head faster than I can punch them into a calculator> Synonyms cast (up), foot (up), add, summate, tot (up), total, totalize, tote (up)Related Words calculate, cipher, compute, figure, reckon, table, tabulate, tally, work out; divide, multiply, subtract; count, enumerate, number, tell; recompute, refigure

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a principle or belief held by a group

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