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why

interjection

Synonyms and Antonyms of why

  1. how surprising, doubtful, or unbelievable why, what a strange thing to say! Synonyms ah, aha, come on, fie, indeed, my word, pshaw, well, what, noRelated Words gee, gee whiz, ha, hello, hey, lo, oh; fiddlesticks, phooey, pooh; there; oops (or whoops also woops), ugh; egad, gad, gadzooks [archaic], the deuce, the devil, the dickens, zounds


why

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of why

  1. 1 something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing asked the whys behind the surprising decision Synonyms account, authority, grounds, motive, subject, wherefore, reasonRelated Words antecedent, cause, consideration, impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, occasion, stimulus

  2. 2 something hard to understand or explain how one decides that a certain he or she is “the one” is one of the great whys of life Synonyms closed book, conundrum, enigma, head-scratcher, mystification, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle, secretRelated Words brainteaser, case, challenge, knot, matter, perplexity, poser, problem, stumper, trouble


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