Synonyms and Antonyms of thing
a member of the human race
- You poor thing, you must be exhausted!
being, bird, body, character, creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, wight
one that has a real and independent existence
- the thing to which the subject of the sentence refers
being, commodity, entity, existent, individual, individuality, integer, object, reality, something, substance
something done by someone
- One of the things you can do is to help me clean up.
accomplishment, achievement, attainment
emprise, enterprise, initiative, undertaking
handiwork, performance, work
maneuver, measure, move, operation, procedure, proceeding, step, tactic
something material that can be perceived by the senses
- Can you hand me that thing over there?
article, item, piece
being, entity, substance
commodity, good, ware
dingus, doohickey, thingamabob, thingamajig (or thingumajig), thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatnot
something produced by physical or intellectual effort
- just the latest thing from her fertile imagination
article, commodity, entry, object
goods, line, merchandise, wares
aftereffect, aftermath, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, effect, issue, outcome, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot
by-product, derivative, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, residual, side effect (also side reaction), spin-off
something that happens
- The accident was just one of those things that can happen anywhere.
coincidence, fluke, freak
landmark, milepost, milestone, page, phenomenon, turning point
adventure, experience, time
accident, crisis, emergency, juncture
achievement, deed, exploit, feat
something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
- The important thing is that we get the project back on schedule.
aim, ambition, aspiration, design, dream, end, goal, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target
something to be dealt with
- I have lots of things to do this afternoon.
consideration, issue, problem
crisis, crossroad(s), crunch, emergency, exigency, flash point, head, juncture, strait, zero hour
concern, trouble, worry
care, lookout, responsibility
corner, fix, hole, jam, pickle, pinch, predicament, scrape, spot
transportable items that one owns
- Gather your things and get out!
belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, possession, stuff
something for which a person shows a special talent
- Math just isn't my thing.
area, arena, bailiwick, business, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, fief, fiefdom, field, line, precinct, province, realm, sphere, terrain
aptitude, aptness, bent, faculty, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent
pursuit, racket, vocation
inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency