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Synonyms for spectacle
ˈspɛk tə kəlspec·ta·cle

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  1. spectaclenoun

    An optical instrument consisting of two lenses set in a light frame, and worn to assist sight, to obviate some defect in the organs of vision, or to shield the eyes from bright light.

    specs, glasses, eyeglasses

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spectacle

    sight, exhibition, display, parade, demonstration, picture, scene, representation, gazingstock, show, pageant, flourish

    nondemonstration, noncelebration

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spectaclenoun

    something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)

    "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"

  2. spectaclenoun

    an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale

  3. spectaclenoun

    a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spectaclenoun

    show, exhibition, sight, scene, representation, display, pageant, parade

  2. spectaclenoun

    curiosity, wonder, marvel, phenomenon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spectaclenoun

    scene, sight, show, exhibition, pageant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spectacle":

    show, sight, entertainment, pageant

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How to use spectacle in a sentence?

  1. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    It has turned into a childish spectacle, i don't want to be there to lend dignity to it.

  2. Mayumi Matsumoto:

    It's good that people want to come to Namie, but not if they just want to get close to the nuclear plant. I don't want it to become a spectacle.

  3. Keith Caulfield:

    There are sports fans who aren't watching the Grammys or American Music Awards and are not familiar with artists as a live spectacle, and maybe they would be interested in seeing them after the Super Bowl.

  4. Jeff Wall:

    This has already become, and I think is only becoming more of, a public spectacle.

  5. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown:

    The residents of Harney County have been overlooked and underserved by federal officials' response thus far, this spectacle of lawlessness must end. And until Harney County is free of it I will not stop insisting that federal officials enforce the law.

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