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Synonyms for why
ʰwaɪ, waɪwhy

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Wiktionary3.7 / 3 votes

  1. whynoun

    Synonyms:
    wherefore, how come

  2. whyinterjection

    Exclamation of mild surprise.

    Why, I think it would work fine!

    Synonyms:
    wherefore, how come

Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 3 votes

  1. why, whereforenoun

    the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'

    Synonyms:
    wherefore

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Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 2 votes

  1. whyadjective

    Synonyms:
    wherefore, for what cause or reason, on what account

  2. whyadjective

    Synonyms:
    for what purpose

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "why":

    -why, pourquoi, how, therefore, reasons, reason

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How to use why in a sentence?

  1. Russ Snell:

    When the flak came up and you heard it, you wanted to get out of that plane, it was like it hailed outside. That’s why you’re glad to jump. When those planes go down, that’s it. But when you jump, you still have a chance.

  2. Matvei Ganapolsky:

    The Skripals were poisoned in Great Britain, to send a man to kill somebody is a question of the price of a plane ticket. And, in low season, tickets are on sale with a discount. And moreover you have low-cost airlines nowadays. That's why geography doesn't matter in this case.

  3. Katie Hill:

    Barack Obama wants to help Democrats win, and that is why Barack Obama has been happy to speak privately with candidates and potential candidates seeking Barack Obama guidance on the best way to lead the country, president Obama's private counsel to candidates largely mirrors his public pronouncements that the most successful candidates will always show up, be present and make their case even in areas or in front of audiences they may not necessarily win, express views and positions that reflect their genuine beliefs and share a positive vision for the country true to their own personal story.

  4. Giorgio Frassineti:

    In Italy we tend to associate the term museum to some form of celebration, but our project by no means intends to celebrate fascism or Mussolini, that's why I'd rather call it a research and documentation center.

  5. Peter Green:

    We don’t actually know why one person has diarrhea and another presents with abdominal pain or osteoporosis.


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