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Synonyms for symptom
ˈsɪmp təm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. symptom(noun)

    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

  2. symptom(noun)

    anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence


  1. symptom(noun)

    sign, indication, manifestation


  2. symptom(noun)

    A perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a person that indicates a disease or disorder, such as fever, headache or rash.

    manifestation, sign, indication


  3. symptom(noun)

    Anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else, especially of something undesirable.

    indication, manifestation, sign


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. symptom

    A sign (Latin signum) is any distinctive mark by which a thing may be recognized or its presence known, and may be intentional or accidental, natural or artificial, suggestive, descriptive, or wholly arbitrary; thus, a blush may be a sign of shame; the footprint of an animal is a sign that it has passed; the sign of a business house now usually declares what is done or kept within, but formerly might be an object having no connection with the business, as "the sign of the trout;" the letters of the alphabet are signs of certain sounds. While a sign may be involuntary, and even unconscious, a signal is always voluntary, and is usually concerted; a ship may show signs of distress to the casual observer, but signals of distress are a distinct appeal for aid. A symptom is a vital phenomenon resulting from a diseased condition; in medical language a sign is an indication of any physical condition, whether morbid or healthy; thus, a hot skin and rapid pulse are symptoms of pneumonia; dulness of some portion of the lungs under percussion is one of the physical signs. Compare AUGUR; CHARACTERISTIC; EMBLEM.

    emblem, indication, manifestation, mark, note, omen, presage, prognostic, sign, signal, symbol, token, type

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. symptom

    concurrent, concomitant, premonition, indication, mark, note, sign, token


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. symptom(n.)

    indication, sign, mark, note, token

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. symptom(n)

    indication, mark, sign, evidence, diagnostic

    Associated words:
    symptomatic, rymptomatology, semeiology, semeiotic, semeiography, pathognomonic, diagnosticate, diagnosis

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "symptom":

    symptoms, symptomatic, sign

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  1. John Hayes:

    Our message is,' If you have sudden-onset smell loss, in the absence of other explanatory history like a head injury, the chance of you being infected is high,' this is about raising awareness that smell loss is an early symptom of Covid-19.

  2. Jonathan Parsons:

    It’s pretty rare to have an isolated cough as the only symptom to herald a lung cancer, if you really did have lung cancer, it’s unlikely that you are going to be coughing with no other symptoms for more than 8 weeks—you’re going to develop other things.

  3. Oliver North:

    The problem that we've got is, we're trying like the dickens to treat the symptom without treating the disease, and the disease in this case isn't the Second Amendment ; the disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence, they've been drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male, and they're young teenagers in most cases, and they've come through a culture where violence is commonplace.

  4. Vaile Wright:

    A lot of us experience mental health [ problems ], whether it's anxiety or stress as a physical symptom first.

  5. Sandra Thompson:

    The social context in which a woman lives is important to her understanding and experience of the menopausal transition, when looking at different countries, variations in symptom reporting can be attributed to language differences, culturally shaped expectations about menopause, culturally influenced gender roles and socioeconomic status.

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