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Synonyms for possibility
ˌpɒs əˈbɪl ɪ tipos·si·bil·i·ty

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Wiktionary

  1. possibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    contingency, option, choice

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

  2. possibilitynoun

    The quality of being possible.

    Synonyms:
    choice, option, contingency

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

  3. possibilitynoun

    A thing possible; that which may take place or come into being.

    Synonyms:
    choice, option, contingency

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

  4. possibilitynoun

    An option or choice, usually used in context with future events.

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibilitynoun

    a future prospect or potential

    "this room has great possibilities"

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

    Antonyms:
    impossibility, impossibleness

  2. possibility, possiblenessnoun

    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, theorynoun

    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, openingnoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. possibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    potentiality

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. possibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    potentiality, contingency

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

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How to use possibility in a sentence?

  1. Fed Chair Janet Yellen:

    We need to be attentive to the possibility that when New York Fed decides it's time to begin raising rates, these term premiums could move up and we could see a sharp jump in long-term rates.

  2. Alice Walker:

    The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.

  3. Alexander Morozov:

    We would hope that sanctions will be lifted soon since they provide no effect anyway, but we can make no assumptions and so can't be reliant on the possibility of international capital markets reopening. We have to have alternative financing.

  4. Emma Navarro:

    European citizens are highly concerned about climate change and its impact on their everyday life and future, interestingly, many of them are optimistic about the possibility to reverse it. Unfortunately, science says otherwise. We have one shot at limiting global warming and mitigating its effects.

  5. Søren Kierkegaard:

    If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.


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