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1. alternative

noun. ['ɔlˈtɝːnətɪv'] one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen.

Synonyms

  • choice
  • option
  • default option
  • decision making
  • possibility
  • opening
  • impossibility
  • Hobson's choice
  • default
  • preference
  • possible action
  • deciding
  • soft option
  • impossible action
  • obverse

Antonyms

  • nonexistence
  • possible
  • nonbeing
  • misconception

Etymology

  • alternatif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • alternativus (Latin)

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2. alternative

adjective. ['ɔlˈtɝːnətɪv'] serving or used in place of another.

Synonyms

  • secondary
  • substitute

Antonyms

  • put option
  • call option
  • impossible

Etymology

  • alternatif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • alternativus (Latin)

3. alternative

adjective. ['ɔlˈtɝːnətɪv'] necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities.

Antonyms

  • inferior

Etymology

  • alternatif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • alternativus (Latin)

4. alternative

adjective. ['ɔlˈtɝːnətɪv'] pertaining to unconventional choices.

Antonyms

  • tasteless

Etymology

  • alternatif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • alternativus (Latin)

5. energy

noun. ['ˈɛnɝdʒi'] (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs.

Synonyms

  • electricity
  • radiant energy
  • atomic energy
  • chemical energy
  • energy state
  • rest energy
  • binding energy
  • radiation
  • alternative energy
  • work
  • electrical energy
  • mechanical energy
  • physical phenomenon
  • free energy
  • activation energy
  • nuclear energy
  • heat energy
  • energy level
  • energy of activation
  • separation energy

Antonyms

  • nonexistence
  • alive
  • unhappiness
  • happiness

Etymology

  • ἐνέργεια (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. energy

noun. ['ˈɛnɝdʒi'] forceful exertion.

Synonyms

  • force
  • athleticism
  • forcefulness
  • strenuosity
  • zip
  • vigour
  • strength

Antonyms

  • opacity
  • transparency
  • dull
  • birth

Etymology

  • ἐνέργεια (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

7. energy

noun. ['ˈɛnɝdʒi'] enterprising or ambitious drive.

Synonyms

  • drive
  • get-up-and-go
  • second wind

Antonyms

  • studio
  • idle
  • inactivity
  • fail

Etymology

  • ἐνέργεια (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

8. energy

noun. ['ˈɛnɝdʒi'] an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing).

Synonyms

  • verve
  • vim
  • liveliness
  • life
  • spirit
  • vitality
  • vigour
  • sprightliness
  • muscularity

Antonyms

  • coldness
  • anestrus
  • unemotionality
  • alternating current

Etymology

  • ἐνέργεια (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

9. Energy

noun. the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977.

Synonyms

  • DOE
  • executive department
  • Energy Department
  • Department of Energy Intelligence
  • DOEI

10. energy

noun. ['ˈɛnɝdʒi'] a healthy capacity for vigorous activity.

Synonyms

  • vim
  • qi
  • ki
  • vitality
  • good health
  • chi
  • ch'i
  • juice

Antonyms

  • courage
  • cowardice
  • deaden
  • inanimateness

Etymology

  • ἐνέργεια (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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