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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)

    The quality of being possible.

    Synonyms:
    choice, option, contingency

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

  3. possibility(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    choice, option, contingency

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

  4. possibility(noun)

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. possibility(n.)

    Synonyms:
    potentiality

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. possibility(n)

    Synonyms:
    potentiality, contingency

    Antonyms:
    impossibility

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How to use possibility in a sentence?

  1. Oliver Jones:

    The surge in China's mainland equity markets since the start of the year looks excessive, even allowing for renewed optimism about stimulus in China and the possibility of a US-China trade deal, since we are anticipating more economic weakness in both China and the rest of the world regardless, we suspect that the Shanghai and Shenzhen markets will fall back sharply later in the year.

  2. John Steinbeck:

    A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of lifespan, in effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child. And I have searched myself for this possibility with a kind of horror. For I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment. I did not want to surrender fierceness for a small gain in yardage.

  3. Brexit Party:

    There is a possibility that an electoral pact could be forged but ... we would need to believe them, and at the moment that is not very easy.

  4. Rob Dewar:

    It's a possibility, yes, the platform has the capability to be a larger aircraft.

  5. Supervisory Special Agent Mitchell Thompson:

    The sooner somebody reports this to the FBI, the better the possibility they can get their money back.


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