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1. thumb

noun. ['ˈθʌm'] the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb.

Synonyms

  • thumbnail
  • finger
  • musculus abductor pollicis

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • ride
  • disconnect

Etymology

  • thoume (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Rule Of Thumb

  • mccrumb
  • mccrum
  • deblum
  • ancrum
  • succumb
  • strum
  • hohum
  • exum
  • become
  • baucum
  • swum
  • stumm
  • stum
  • slum
  • shrum
  • sharum
  • scum
  • schrum
  • plumb
  • plum
  • pflum
  • narum
  • krumme
  • krumm
  • krum
  • klumb
  • grum
  • glum
  • frum
  • from

Example sentences of the word rule-of-thumb


1. Noun Phrase
As a general rule of thumb, you'll pay about $2,000 to $4,000 per ton.

2. Noun Phrase
In the past, the rule of thumb regarding car payments was 20-4-10.

3. Noun Phrase
A widely used rule of thumb is to draw 4 percent of your nest egg each year as income.

4. Noun Phrase
The general rule of thumb is that bigger is always better.

2. thumb

verb. ['ˈθʌm'] travel by getting free rides from motorists.

Synonyms

  • hitchhike
  • ride

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • natural object
  • artifact

Etymology

  • thoume (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. rule

noun. ['ˈruːl'] a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior.

Synonyms

  • guidepost
  • rule of cy pres
  • restriction
  • regulation
  • conception
  • cy pres doctrine
  • cy pres
  • concept
  • working principle
  • working rule
  • construct
  • limitation
  • rule of thumb

Antonyms

  • windward
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • snarl

4. rule

noun. ['ˈruːl'] something regarded as a normative example.

Synonyms

  • pattern
  • practice
  • code of conduct
  • code of behavior
  • formula
  • normal
  • universal
  • mores

Antonyms

  • enfranchisement
  • leeward
  • outgoing
  • incoming

5. rule

verb. ['ˈruːl'] exercise authority over; as of nations.

Synonyms

  • control
  • dictate
  • throne
  • reign
  • command
  • govern

Antonyms

  • standard
  • criticize
  • unorthodoxy
  • unconventionality

6. rule

noun. ['ˈruːl'] prescribed guide for conduct or action.

Synonyms

  • ordinance
  • book
  • prescript
  • rule of evidence
  • communications protocol
  • golden rule
  • direction
  • dictate
  • precept
  • parliamentary law
  • rubric
  • Miranda rule
  • bylaw
  • canon
  • order
  • rule book
  • protocol
  • etiquette
  • principle
  • instruction
  • regulation
  • parliamentary procedure
  • rules of order

Antonyms

  • advantage
  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint

7. rule

verb. ['ˈruːl'] decide with authority.

Synonyms

  • decree
  • overturn
  • determine
  • overrule
  • rule in
  • rule out
  • override
  • overthrow
  • decide
  • make up one's mind

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • devolution
  • ride
  • algorithmic

8. rule

noun. ['ˈruːl'] (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice.

Synonyms

  • rule of grammar
  • conception
  • concept
  • rule of morphology
  • linguistic universal
  • linguistic rule
  • construct
  • universal
  • morphological rule

Antonyms

  • stay
  • synchronize
  • consecrate
  • correct

9. rule

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • yin
  • divest
  • inactivity
  • nonstandard

10. rule

verb. ['ˈruːl'] be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance.

Synonyms

  • prevail
  • dominate
  • preponderate
  • outweigh
  • overbalance
  • outbalance
  • override
  • reign
  • predominate

Antonyms

  • conventional
  • disassembly
  • disagree
  • abnormal
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