Synonyms of understanding in English:
1 the aim of the examination is to test basic understanding of the written language
comprehension, apprehension, grasp, grip, mastery, perception, discernment, appreciation, interpretation, cognizance, ken, conception, digestion, assimilation, absorption;
[Antonyms] ignorance, misunderstanding
2 a young man of brilliant understanding and great eloquence
intellect, intelligence, mind, brainpower, capability, insight, judgement, sense, reason, reasoning;
brains, powers of reasoning/intuition;
French savoir faire
3 it was my understanding that because of the war there would be no ceremonies
4 he always treated me with great kindness and understanding
compassion, sympathy, pity, empathy, feeling, concern, considerateness, consideration, tenderness, tender-heartedness, kindness, kind-heartedness, sensitivity, insight, fellow feeling, brotherly love, neighbourliness, decency, humanity, humanitarianism, humaneness, charity, goodwill, mercy, mercifulness, gentleness, tolerance, lenience, leniency, warmth, warm-heartedness, affection, love
[Antonyms] ignorance, indifference
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he's a very good and understanding friend
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