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Synonyms of thing in English:


  • 1 the room was full of strange things
    object, article, item, artefact, commodity;
    device, gadget, contrivance, instrument, utensil, tool, implement;
    entity, body
    informal whatsit, what-d'you-call-it, what's-its-name, what's-it, whatchamacallit, thingummy, thingy, thingamabob, thingamajig, oojamaflip, oojah, gizmo
    British informal doodah, doobry, gubbins
    North American informal doodad, doohickey, doojigger, dingus
    Australian/New Zealand informal thingo
  • 2 (one's things) I'll come back tomorrow to collect my things
    luggage, baggage, bags, bags and baggage, chattels, movables, valuables;
    clothes, garments;
    informal gear, junk, togs, garms, dunnage, traps
    British informal clobber
    South African informal trek
    vulgar slang shit, crap
  • 3 (things) her father's gardening things
  • 4 I've got several things to do this morning his asthma stops him from doing things like swimming and running
    act, action, deed, undertaking, exploit, feat;
    task, job, chore, piece of business
  • 5 I've got other things on my mind just now
    thought, notion, idea, concept, conception;
    concern, matter, worry, preoccupation
  • 6 I keep remembering things he said
    remark, statement, comment, utterance, observation, declaration, pronouncement
  • 7 quite a few odd things had happened in the last few days
  • 8 (things) how are things with you?
    matters, affairs, circumstances, conditions, relations;
    state of affairs, situation, life
  • 9 one of the things I like about you is your optimism
  • 10 there's another thing you should know
    fact, piece of information, point, detail, particular, factor
  • 11 (the thing) the thing is, I'm not sure if it's what I want
    fact of the matter, fact, point, issue, problem
  • 12 you lucky thing!
    person, soul, creature, wretch
    informal devil, beggar, bunny, bastard
    British vulgar slang sod, bugger
  • 13 Dora developed a thing about noise
    phobia, fear, horror, terror;
    dislike, aversion, hatred, detestation, loathing;
    complex, neurosis
    informal hang-up, bee in one's bonnet
  • 14 she had a thing about men who wore glasses
  • 15 (one's thing) books aren't really my thing
    what one likes, what interests one
    informal one's cup of tea, one's bag, what turns one on, what floats one's boat
  • 16 (the thing) cosmetic contact lenses are the thing on the catwalk
    fashionable, in fashion, in vogue, popular, all the rage;
    French le dernier cri
    informal trendy, cool, in, the in thing, big, with it, hip, happening, now
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