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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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  1. Amy Donovan:

    People are drawn by the power of volcanoes, I think -- it is more than a spectacle, but rather an experience.

  2. Attorney General Barr:

    Unfortunately, with your statement of last night, you have chosen public spectacle over public service, because you have declared that you have no intention of resigning, I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so.

  3. James Gunn:

    There are a lot of heartless, soulless, spectacle films out there that don't reflect what should be happening, i can't tell you the amount of times I've talked to film directors before they went and made a big movie, and said, 'Hey, we're in this together, let's do something different with these big movies. Let's make them something different than everything that has come before them.' And then see them cater to every single studio whim and be grossed out, frankly.

  4. 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.

  5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    And we said, we can't just play along, but we need to break the fourth wall and challenge some of the institutions, and while the Met is known for its spectacle, we should have a conversation about it.

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