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Synonyms and antonyms for rule of thumb

1. rule (n.)

something regarded as a normative example

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2. rule (n.)

a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

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3. rule (v.)

exercise authority over; as of nations

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5. rule (v.)

decide with authority

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6. rule (n.)

(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

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7. thumb (n.)

the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb

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8. rule (n.)

a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

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9. thumb (v.)

travel by getting free rides from motorists

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10. rule (v.)

be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

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