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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  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. loopholenoun

    Synonyms:
    excuse, plea, pretext

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Lifelong New Yorker Andy Maskin:

    I thought that it was very interesting that they had discovered that there are no rules, i read a couple more articles and I was just amazed. Really? None? That’s just fascinating. That is quite a loophole they just left.

  2. 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.

  3. Freddy Lim:

    As the epidemic continues to grow, there are still people wilfully leaving the country, getting infected and then coming back, becoming a loophole in epidemic prevention.

  4. Kristen Gillibrand:

    It is absolutely chilling that foreign nationals can fund ballot initiatives, giving them significant influence on our laws and democracy. This loophole is frankly dangerous and must be closed swiftly.

  5. 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.


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