Thesaurus

syllogism

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of syllogism

formal a formal argument that is formed by two statements and a conclusion which must be true if the two statements are true
  • An example of a syllogism is: "All men are human; all humans are mortal; therefore all men are mortal."

Synonyms and Near Synonyms for syllogism

Antonyms and Near Antonyms for syllogism

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about syllogism

Time Traveler for syllogism

Time Traveler

The first known use of syllogism was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Listen to Our Podcast about syllogism

Cite this Entry

“Syllogism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/syllogism. Accessed 10 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on syllogism

Dictionary: Definition of syllogism

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with syllogism

Britannica English: Translation of syllogism for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about syllogism

Comments on syllogism

What made you want to look up syllogism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to state or do over again or repeatedly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!