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Synonyms for faculty
ˈfæk əl ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faculty, mental faculty, module(noun)

    one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

    Synonyms:
    module, mental faculty, staff

  2. staff, faculty(noun)

    the body of teachers and administrators at a school

    "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

    Synonyms:
    stave, module, mental faculty, staff

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. faculty

    Power is the most general term of this group, including every quality, property, or faculty by which any change, effect, or result is, or may be, produced; as, the power of the legislature to enact laws, or of the executive to enforce them; the power of an acid to corrode a metal; the power of a polished surface to reflect light. Ability is nearly coextensive with power, but does not reach the positiveness and vigor that may be included in the meaning of power, ability often implying latent, as distinguished from active power; we speak of an exertion of power, but not of an exertion of ability. Power and ability include capacity, which is power to receive; but ability is often distinguished from capacity, as power that may be manifested in doing, as capacity is in receiving; one may have great capacity for acquiring knowledge, and yet not possess ability to teach. Efficiency is active power to effect a definite result, the power that actually does, as distinguished from that which may do. Competency is equal to the occasion, readiness prompt for the occasion. Faculty is an inherent quality of mind or body; talent, some special mental ability. Dexterity and skill are readiness and facility in action, having a special end; talent is innate, dexterity and skill are largely acquired. Our abilities include our natural capacity, faculties, and talents, with all the dexterity, skill, and readiness that can be acquired. Efficacy is the power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it; as, the efficacy of a drug. Efficiency is effectual agency, competent power; efficiency is applied in mechanics as denoting the ratio of the effect produced to the power expended in producing it; but this word is chiefly used of intelligent agents as denoting the quality that brings all one's power to bear promptly and to the best purpose on the thing to be done. Compare ADDRESS; DEXTERITY; SKILFUL.

    Synonyms:
    ability, aptitude, capability, capacity, cleverness, cogency, competency, dexterity, efficacy, efficiency, energy, expertness, force, might, power, qualification, readiness, skill, strength, susceptibility, talent

    Antonyms:
    awkwardness, dulness, feebleness, helplessness, imbecility, impotence, inability, inaptitude, incapacity, incompetence, inefficiency, maladroitness, stupidity, unskilfulness, weakness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. faculty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    power, capability, capacity, ingenuity, competency, endowment, gift, virtue, property, quality, talent, forte

  2. faculty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    skill, skilfulness, ability, ableness, dexterity, adroitness, expertness, address, cleverness, aptitude, aptness, knack, turn, quickness, readiness, facility

  3. faculty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    department, profession, craft

  4. faculty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) privilege, license, right

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. faculty(n)

    Synonyms:
    endowment, capability, talent, ability, knack, gift, competency, dexterity, skill ingenuity, adroitness

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How to use faculty in a sentence?

  1. Marquette University in 2016:

    A tenured faculty member put a graduate student’s name and link to her contact information on the Internet so that people could go after her, that’s not academic freedom – it’s cyberbullying.

  2. Gerald Gurney:

    I can safely say that the scope of the 20-year UNC fraud scandal easily takes the prize for the largest and most nefarious scandal in the history of NCAA enforcement. The depth and breadth of the scheme -- involving counselors, coaches, academic administrators, faculty, athletic administrators, etc. -- eclipses any previous case.

  3. Dugald Stewart:

    The faculty of imagination is the great spring of human activity, and the principle source of human improvement. As it delights in presenting to the mind scenes and characters more perfect than those which we are acquainted with, it prevents us from ever being completely satisfied without present condition, or with our past attainments, and engages us continually in the pursuit of some untried enjoyment, or of some ideal excellence. Destroy this faculty, and the condition of man will become as stationary as that of the brutes.

  4. Emory University:

    With this honor, he becomes the first tenured faculty member at Emory to hold a Nobel Prize and the first tenured faculty member to have been a Emory University president, the principle undergirding tenure -- which essentially means a continuous post as a professor -- is to preserve academic freedom for those who teach and pursue research in higher education.

  5. Joseph Addison:

    I think I may define taste to be that faculty of the soul which discerns the beauties of an author with pleasure, and the imperfections with dislike.


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