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Synonyms for loophole
ˈlupˌhoʊlloop·hole

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loopholenoun

    an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation

  2. loopholenoun

    a small hole in a fortified wall; for observation or discharging weapons

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  1. escape clause

    Submitted by JohnTravers on August 31, 2019  

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  1. loopholenoun

    Synonyms:
    opening (in the wall of a fortification), aperture

  2. loopholenoun

    Synonyms:
    plea, pretext, pretence, excuse, way for evasion, way of escape

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. loopholenoun

    Synonyms:
    excuse, plea, pretext

PPDB, the paraphrase database2.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "loophole":

    gap, lacuna, vacuum, shortcoming, gat, hole, flaw, subterfuge, deficiency, void, omission

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How to use loophole in a sentence?

  1. The Heathrow Pause group:

    This is a symbolic action, using a legal loophole and participants' self-sacrifice to draw attention to the most serious and urgent crisis humanity has ever faced, the government's inaction on climate change, and the looming catastrophe of airport expansion, gives us no choice and compels us to act.

  2. Steven Rosenthal:

    Otherwise you leave a loophole and incentive for these combinations to continue.

  3. Chris Murphy:

    President Trump is only using this loophole because he knows Congress would disapprove ... There is no new 'emergency' reason to sell bombs to the Saudis to drop in Yemen, and doing so only perpetuates the humanitarian crisis there.

  4. Massachusetts Democrat Warren:

    Research suggests that this loophole costs Americans an estimated $ 17 billion every year.

  5. Anna Eskamani:

    This exemption for companies that own theme parks is an example of the loophole in this bill, this bill is really political in nature. It’s not about trying to impact the concerns of deplatforming. Now it’s catering to a specific company.


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