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Synonyms for possibility
ˌpɒs əˈbɪl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibility(noun)

    a future prospect or potential

    "this room has great possibilities"

    Synonyms:
    opening, possibleness, theory, hypothesis, possible action

    Antonyms:
    impossibility, impossibleness

  2. possibility, possibleness(noun)

    capability of existing or happening or being true

    "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"

    Synonyms:
    opening, possibleness, theory, hypothesis, possible action

    Antonyms:
    impossibleness, impossibility

  3. hypothesis, possibility, theory(noun)

    a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

    "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"

    Synonyms:
    theory, possibleness, surmisal, hypothesis, opening, guess, conjecture, possible action, supposition, surmise, speculation

    Antonyms:
    impossibleness, impossibility

  4. possibility, possible action, opening(noun)

    a possible alternative

    "bankruptcy is always a possibility"

    Synonyms:
    opening move, opening night, chess opening, curtain raising, theory, hatchway, scuttle, initiative, opening, possible action, gap, first step, orifice, hypothesis, possibleness, porta

    Antonyms:
    impossibility, impossibleness

Wiktionary

  1. possibility(noun)

    Synonyms:
    contingency, option, choice

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

  2. possibility(noun)

    Synonyms:
    choice, option, contingency

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

  3. possibility(noun)

    Synonyms:
    choice, option, contingency

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

  4. possibility(noun)

    Synonyms:
    contingency, choice, option

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. possibility

    An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.

    Synonyms:
    accident, adventure, calamity, casualty, chance, contingency, disaster, fortuity, hap, happening, hazard, incident, misadventure, misfortune, mishap

    Antonyms:
    appointment, calculation, certainty, decree, fate, foreordination, intention, law, necessity, ordainment, ordinance, plan, preparation, provision, purpose

    Preposition:
    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. possibility(n.)

    Synonyms:
    potentiality

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