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1. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.

Synonyms

  • generalisation
  • yang
  • yin
  • generality
  • pillar
  • rule
  • feng shui

Antonyms

  • yin
  • black
  • light
  • white

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Pleasure Pain Principle

  • subprincipal
  • principal

2. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a rule or standard especially of good behavior.

Synonyms

  • accounting principle
  • chivalry
  • moral principle
  • value orientation
  • value
  • legal principle
  • judicial principle
  • scruple
  • judicial doctrine
  • value-system
  • Hellenism
  • ethic
  • accounting standard

Antonyms

  • dark
  • underestimate
  • undervalue
  • overestimate

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

3. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a basic truth or law or assumption.

Synonyms

  • basics
  • pleasure-unpleasure principle
  • bedrock
  • insurrectionism
  • dictate
  • fundamental principle
  • basic principle
  • Tao
  • fundamentals
  • conservation
  • natural law
  • pleasure principle
  • pleasure-pain principle
  • law
  • reality principle

Antonyms

  • reality principle
  • importance
  • unimportance
  • worthlessness

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

4. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system.

Synonyms

  • Gresham's Law
  • Le Chatelier's law
  • law of parsimony
  • superposition principle
  • localization
  • law of nature
  • Le Chatelier's principle
  • Le Chatelier principle
  • principle of superposition
  • Occam's Razor
  • principle of liquid displacement
  • superposition
  • mass-action principle
  • localisation of function
  • law
  • Gestalt principle of organization
  • Gestalt law of organization
  • Naegele's rule
  • Ockham's Razor
  • principle of parsimony
  • localization principle
  • mass action
  • localization of function
  • Le Chatelier-Braun principle
  • principle of equivalence
  • localisation principle
  • localisation
  • mass-energy equivalence
  • rule

Antonyms

  • disesteem
  • disrespect
  • look down on
  • lightness

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

5. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature).

Synonyms

  • rationale
  • explanation

Antonyms

  • civil law
  • international law
  • discourtesy

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

6. pleasure

noun. ['ˈplɛʒɝ'] a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • delectation
  • pleasantness
  • comfort
  • pleasance
  • sexual pleasure
  • enjoyment

Antonyms

  • pain
  • fear
  • happiness
  • levity

7. pleasure

noun. ['ˈplɛʒɝ'] something or someone that provides a source of happiness.

Synonyms

  • delight
  • joy

Antonyms

  • gratitude
  • ingratitude
  • despair

8. pain

noun. ['ˈpeɪn'] a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder.

Synonyms

  • torment
  • hurting
  • burning
  • mastalgia
  • meralgia
  • neuralgy
  • costalgia
  • growing pains
  • renal colic
  • chiralgia
  • nephralgia
  • torture
  • sting
  • symptom
  • dysmenorrhea
  • distress
  • metralgia
  • glossodynia
  • photophobia
  • tenderness
  • orchidalgia
  • soreness
  • smart
  • aching
  • thermalgesia
  • photalgia
  • glossalgia
  • burn
  • odynophagia
  • pang
  • pleuralgia
  • excruciation
  • proctalgia
  • intestinal colic
  • arthralgia
  • colic
  • gripes
  • piles
  • neuralgia
  • podalgia
  • agony
  • labor pain
  • griping
  • throb
  • ulalgia
  • haemorrhoid
  • melagra
  • stitch
  • urodynia
  • smarting
  • stinging
  • pleurodynia
  • smartness
  • chest pain
  • suffering
  • keratalgia
  • hemorrhoid
  • myalgia
  • rawness
  • ache
  • causalgia
  • referred pain

Antonyms

  • hypopigmentation
  • conserve
  • cast on
  • cast off

9. pain

noun. ['ˈpeɪn'] emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • mental anguish
  • unpleasantness
  • suffering
  • distress
  • growing pains
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • pleasure
  • stupid
  • unintelligent
  • backward

10. pain

noun. ['ˈpeɪn'] a somatic sensation of acute discomfort.

Synonyms

  • twinge
  • somatesthesia
  • somaesthesia
  • mittelschmerz
  • phantom limb pain
  • somesthesia
  • painful sensation
  • pain sensation

Antonyms

  • hypocalcemia
  • hyponatremia
  • hyperglycemia
  • hypoglycemia
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