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Synonyms for sine qua non
ˈsɪn eɪ kwɑ ˈnoʊn, ˈnɒn, kweɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. essential condition, sine qua non(noun)

    a prerequisite

    essential condition


  1. sine qua non(noun)


  2. sine qua non(noun)

    An essential or indispensable element, condition, or ingredient.

    2000:Przeworski, A., Alvarez, M., Cheibub, J., Limongi, F. 'Democracy and Development'. Cambridge University Press.p34.


  3. sine qua non(noun)

    a test used to establish causation in fact.


  4. sine qua non(noun)

    ((common usage)) In debate or formal discussion: a going-in position.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sine qua non

    Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.

    compulsion, destiny, emergency, essential, exigency, extremity, fatality, fate, indispensability, indispensableness, necessity, need, requirement, requisite, unavoidableness, urgency, want

    choice, contingency, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, fortuity, freedom, option, possibility, uncertainty

    The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sine qua non

    [L.] necessity, necessary, requisite, essential, indispensable thing, indispensable condition

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  1. sinequanon

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How to use sine qua non in a sentence?

  1. Adolph Hitler:

    The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Love is Sine Qua Non. In other words, Love is a virtue which is absolutely necessary in all areas of human lives. Besides that, Love is designed by God for you to embrace it, imbibe it and then live it out wholeheartedly. -Emeasoba George

  3. Maureen O'Hara:

    A sense of belonging is a sine qua non of healthy psychological functioning everywhere. Such a sense, beginning in infancy and continuing throughout life, comes about by experiencing mutual empathy; by sensing oneself as part of a whole, which recognizes and accepts that one is a member.

  4. Soner Cagaptay:

    Incirlik is important to the anti-ISIS struggle, but it's not indispensable, if Washington feels that this becomes the sine qua non in the relationship, the U.S. might pull the plug out. It would require a repositioning of forces.

Translations for sine qua non

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  • absolut nødvendighedDanish
  • unerlässliche Voraussetzung, notwendige Bedingung, sine qua non, conditio sine qua non, absolute NotwendigkeitGerman
  • εκ των ων ουκ άνευGreek
  • condición sine qua nonSpanish
  • kynnyskysymys, edellytysFinnish
  • [[անհրաժեշտ]] [[պայման]], [[մի]] [[բան]], [[առանց]] [[որի]] [[հնարավոր]] [[չէ]], [[էական]] [[պայման]]Armenian
  • 必須条件Japanese
  • 필수조건, 불가결, 없어서는 안 될 것Korean
  • sine qua nonLatin
  • warunek sine qua non, warunek niezbędnyPolish
  • sine qua nonPortuguese
  • ([[соверше́нно]]) [[необходимый, [[обязательныйRussian
  • oeftergivligt villkor, nödvändig förutsättning, ofrånkomligt villkorSwedish
  • olmazsa olmazTurkish

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