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Synonyms for supposition
ˌsʌp əˈzɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis(noun)

    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

    Synonyms:
    guess, possibility, conjecture, surmise, guesswork, theory, meditation, venture, dead reckoning, guessing, surmisal, supposal, assumption, hypothesis, speculation, shot

  2. assumption, supposition, supposal(noun)

    a hypothesis that is taken for granted

    "any society is built upon certain assumptions"

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, supposal, surmisal, hypothesis, presumptuousness, guess, premiss, premise, effrontery, laying claim, speculation, presumption, surmise, assumption

  3. supposition, supposal(noun)

    the cognitive process of supposing

    Synonyms:
    supposal, surmisal, hypothesis, conjecture, guess, surmise, speculation, assumption

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. supposition

    An intellectual fancy is a mental image or picture founded upon slight or whimsical association or resemblance; a conceit has less of the picturesque and more of the theoretic than a fancy; a conceit is somewhat aside from the common laws of reasoning, as a fancy is lighter and more airy than the common mode of thought. A conceit or fancy may be wholly unfounded, while a conception always has, or is believed to have, some answering reality. (Compare REASON.) An intellectual fancy or conceit may be pleasing or amusing, but is never worth serious discussion; we speak of a mere fancy, a droll or odd conceit. An emotional or personal fancy is a capricious liking formed with slight reason and no exercise of judgment, and liable to fade as lightly as it was formed. In a broader sense, the fancy signifies the faculty by which fancies or mental images are formed, associated, or combined. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.

    Synonyms:
    belief, caprice, conceit, conception, desire, fancy, humor, idea, image, imagination, inclination, liking, mood, predilection, vagary, whim

    Antonyms:
    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

    Preposition:
    To have a fancy for or take a fancy to a person or thing.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. supposition

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, surmise, assumption, hypothesis, speculation, theory, guess, presumption

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. supposition(n.)

    Synonyms:
    surmise, conjecture, guess, presumption

  2. supposition(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hypothesis, postulate, assumed position

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. supposition(n)

    Synonyms:
    hypothesis, conjecture, surmise, assumption, presumption, postulate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    assumption, hypothesis, guesswork, presumption

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How to use supposition in a sentence?

  1. J.B.S. Haldane:

    It is my supposition that the Universe in not only queerer than we imagine, is queerer than we CAN imagine.

  2. Mary Baker Eddy:

    Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter. Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind's faculties. Error is the contradiction of Truth. Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. It is that which stemma to be and is not. If error were true, its truth would be error, and we should have a self-evident absurdity --namely, erroneous truth. Thus we should continue to lose the standard of Truth.

  3. James Wood:

    I do not see anything in this paper to support this supposition and am concerned that this paper has been published in this journal, there is far too much inference and far too little direct data.


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