Synonyms of why

(Entry 1 of 2)

how surprising, doubtful, or unbelievable
  • why, what a strange thing to say!
  • why, that's not possible!

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Synonyms of why (Entry 2 of 2)

1 something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing
  • asked the whys behind the surprising decision

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2 something hard to understand or explain
  • how one decides that a certain person is "the one" is one of the great whys of life

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“Why.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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