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

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. possibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    potentiality

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. possibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    potentiality, contingency

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

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How to use possibility in a sentence?

  1. Jason Bowles:

    We know a couple of facts. We know there was a live round in a box of dummy rounds that shouldn’t have been there. At least one round. We have people who walked off set because they were disgruntled. We have a timeline of approximately 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. that day in which the firearms at that time were unattended, so there was opportunity to tamper with this scene and yes, we’re looking at that possibility.

  2. David Madden:

    The possibility of a eurosceptic government in Rome is shaking investor confidence ... at this point, a larger fiscal deficit and greater bond issuance (in Italy) does seem likely.

  3. Kardashian West:

    If you think about a decision that you’ve made in your life and you get life without the possibility of parole for your first-time nonviolent offense, there’s just something so wrong with that.

  4. Matt Sena:

    A lot of that is going to depend on where the surface low moves and how far north the warm front gets, the primary threat is going to be damaging winds. There will be some threat for hail. There is enough shear, so we can't rule out the possibility of tornadoes, but the primary threat will be damaging winds.

  5. Naomi Muguruma:

    We have expected the BOJ to ease again in July. And Brexit further raised the possibility of BOJ action as it adds to risks to Japan's economic outlook.


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