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Synonyms for secondhand
ˈsɛk əndˈhænd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secondhand(adj)

    derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand

    "a secondhand report"; "a secondhand account of a memory of something once read"; "most of our knowledge is secondhand"


    primary, new

  2. secondhand, used(adverb)

    previously used or owned by another

    "bought a secondhand (or used) car"

    used, victimized, put-upon, victimised, ill-used, exploited

    primary, new

  3. secondhand(adverb)

    by indirect means

    "I heard about it only secondhand or thirdhand"; "he prefers to buy secondhand"

    new, primary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "secondhand":

    second-hand, secondary

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  1. Lucy Popova:

    So parents should not expose their children – the best thing to do is quit, and this will not only not expose their children to the secondhand smoke, but will also let them enjoy their life with their children longer.

  2. Steven Barrett:

    This situation is a bit like secondhand smoke, but on a national scale.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.

  4. Tiger Woods:

    I've come to the understanding that I live it, i know exactly what I'm doing out here and I've hit the shots, and I don't really need someone else's secondhand opinion of what I was thinking of. I know exactly what I was doing out there.

  5. Brian King:

    The findings reinforce that secondhand smoke is still a problem in this country. Half of middle school and high school students are exposed to something we know is harmful to their health and is completely preventable.

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