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symptom

Synonyms and Antonyms of symptom

something that indicates the presence of something else (such as a disease or problem)
  • A sore throat, a runny nose, and frequent sneezing are some of the symptoms of the common cold.
  • Homelessness is only a symptom of larger problems in our society.
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Synonym Discussion of symptom

sign, mark, token, note, symptom mean a discernible indication of what is not itself directly perceptible. sign applies to any indication to be perceived by the senses or the reason.
    • encouraging signs for the economy
mark suggests something impressed on or inherently characteristic of a thing often in contrast to general outward appearance.
    • a mark of a good upbringing
token applies to something that serves as a proof of something intangible.
    • this gift is a token of our esteem
note suggests a distinguishing mark or characteristic.
    • a note of irony in her writing
symptom suggests an outward indication of an internal change or condition.
    • rampant crime is a symptom of that city's decay

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