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Synonyms for vicarious
vaɪˈkɛər i əs, vɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vicarious(adj)

    experienced at secondhand

    "read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"

    normal, unexchangeable, primary

  2. vicarious(adj)

    occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function

    "vicarious menstruation"

    primary, normal, unexchangeable

  3. vicarious(adj)

    suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another

    "vicarious atonement"

    normal, unexchangeable, primary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vicarious

    substitutive, deputed, delegated, representative, procuratorial

    personal, self-performed

Editors Contribution

  1. substitutionary

    done or experienced for or in place another

    the vicarious death of jesus for the sinner

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vicarious(a.)

    deputed, delegated, commissioned

  2. vicarious(a.)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vicarious":

    subsidiary, indirect

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  1. Brian OReilly:

    Just being a dad, I had the same kind of conversation that I had with (Ryan), it was an important aspect of Youre facing a situation of trauma and theres vicarious trauma for people in it. Bringing up peoples awareness about what happens to performance and how you process and the need to process it and process it in your own way. That was kind of the theme of our conversation.

  2. Lewis Mumford:

    Sport in the sense of a mass-spectacle, with death to add to the underlying excitement, comes into existence when a population has been drilled and regimented and depressed to such an extent that it needs at least a vicarious participation in difficult feats of strength or skill or heroism in order to sustain its waning life-sense.

  3. Yassine Aumerally:

    Experience is the best teacher- Personal but also vicarious

  4. Lewis Mumford:

    Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.

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