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Synonyms of prospect in English:


  • 1 there is little prospect of success
    likelihood, hope, expectation, anticipation, (good/poor) chance, chances, odds, probability, possibility, likeliness, promise, lookout;
    fear, danger, hazard
  • 2 (prospects) she would have better job prospects with a postgraduate qualification
    possibilities, potential, promise, expectations, outlook, future, scope
  • 3 finding schools abroad may be a daunting prospect for employees
    vision, thought, idea, contemplation;
  • 4 Jimmy, who plays in midfield, is an exciting prospect
    candidate, possibility
    informal catch
  • 5 guests are greeted with a pleasant prospect from the ground-floor lounge
    scenery, sweep, landscape, seascape, townscape, cityscape, surroundings;
    picture, spectacle, sight
    archaic lookout
  • Phrases

    in prospect
    further job losses are in prospect
    informal on the cards


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  • 1 the mining companies never got to prospect the area
    inspect, survey, make a survey of, explore, search, scout, reconnoitre, examine, check out
  • 2 he obtained rights to prospect for minerals
    search, look, seek, hunt, go after, dowse
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