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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. soul

    Mind, in a general sense, includes all the powers of sentient being apart from the physical factors in bodily faculties and activities; in a limited sense, mind is nearly synonymous with intellect, but includes disposition, or the tendency toward action, as appears in the phrase "to have a mind to work." As the seat of mental activity, brain (colloquially brains) is often used as a synonym for mind, intellect, intelligence. Thought, the act, process, or power of thinking, is often used to denote the thinking faculty, and especially the reason. The instinct of animals is now held by many philosophers to be of the same nature as the intellect of man, but inferior and limited; yet the apparent difference is very great.

    An instinct is a propensity prior to experience and independent of instruction.

    Paley Natural Philosophy ch. 18.

    In this sense we speak of human instincts, thus denoting tendencies independent of reasoning or instruction. The soul includes the intellect, sensibilities, and will; beyond what is expressed by the word mind, the soul denotes especially the moral, the immortal nature; we say of a dead body, the soul (not the mind) has fled. Spirit is used especially in contradistinction from matter; it may in many cases be substituted for soul, but soul has commonly a fuller and more determinate meaning; we can conceive of spirits as having no moral nature; the fairies, elves, and brownies of mythology might be termed spirits, but not souls. In the figurative sense, spirit denotes animation, excitability, perhaps impatience; as, a lad of spirit; he sang with spirit; he replied with spirit. Soul denotes energy and depth of feeling, as when we speak of soulful eyes; or it may denote the very life of anything; as, "the hidden soul of harmony," Milton L'Allegro l. 144. Sense may be an antonym of intellect, as when we speak of the sense of hearing; but sense is used also as denoting clear mental action, good judgment, acumen; as, he is a man of sense, or, he showed good sense; sense, even in its material signification, must be reckoned among the activities of mind, tho dependent on bodily functions; the mind, not the eye, really sees; the mind, not the ear, really hears. Consciousness includes all that a sentient being perceives, knows, thinks, or feels, from whatever source arising and of whatever character, kind, or degree, whether with or without distinct thinking, feeling, or willing; we speak of the consciousness of the brute, of the savage, or of the sage. The intellect is that assemblage of faculties which is concerned with knowledge, as distinguished from emotion and volition. Understanding is the Saxon word of the same general import, but is chiefly used of the reasoning powers; the understanding, which Sir Wm. Hamilton has called "the faculty of relations and comparisons," is distinguished by many philosophers from reason in that "reason is the faculty of the higher cognitions or a priori truth."

    Synonyms:
    brain, consciousness, disposition, instinct, intellect, intelligence, mind, reason, reason, sense, spirit, thought, understanding

    Antonyms:
    body, brawn, brute force, material substance, matter

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soul, psychenoun

    the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life

    Synonyms:
    somebody, head, person, someone, brain, mortal, soulfulness, individual, mind, psyche, nous

  2. person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulnoun

    a human being

    "there was too much for one person to do"

    Synonyms:
    somebody, person, someone, psyche, mortal, soulfulness, individual

  3. soul, soulfulnessnoun

    deep feeling or emotion

    Synonyms:
    somebody, person, someone, mortal, soulfulness, individual, psyche

  4. soulnoun

    the human embodiment of something

    "the soul of honor"

    Synonyms:
    mortal, psyche, individual, somebody, person, soulfulness, someone

  5. soulnoun

    a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s

    "soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement"

    Synonyms:
    mortal, psyche, individual, somebody, person, soulfulness, someone

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. soul

    Synonyms:
    mind, spirit, inner man

  2. soul

    Synonyms:
    life, vital principle, animating principle

  3. soul

    Synonyms:
    essence, principal part, essential part, best part

  4. soul

    Synonyms:
    individual, person, man, human being, intelligent being

  5. soul

    Synonyms:
    ardor, fire, fervor, courage, energy, force

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. soulnoun

    Synonyms:
    spirit, psyche

    Associated words:
    psychology, psychic, psychological, psychomachy, transmigration, metempsychosis, psychogenesis, psychopannychism, theodicy, monopsychism

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "soul":

    alma, 'alma, souls, spirit, meas, ame, heart, lifeblood, aalma, psyche, self-control, mind

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How to use soul in a sentence?

  1. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Choose the inner beauty that soothes your soul instead of physical beauty that attracts many.

  2. Ella Wheeler Wilcox:

    Like the winds of the sea are the winds of fate As we voyage along through life, Tis the set of the soul That decides its goal And not the calm or the strife.

  3. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women:

    Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.

  4. Rooma Mehra:

    The most beautiful silence can be heard in the symphonies of nature.. And when the best in the human being embraces in passion this silence - we rejoice in the eternal symphony of soul and silence..

  5. The President:

    This is not a partisan moment. This must be an American moment, this campaign isn't just about winning votes, it is about winning the heart and, yes, the soul of Will America.


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