Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


A writer who guesses his way to the truth and dispels it with a tempest of words.

A place where astronomers conjecture away the guesses of their predecessors.

"Neither of your guesses hits the mark, Tubby," he was informed.

Nor does Plato himself attribute any importance to his guesses at science.

The ancients should not be wholly deprived of the credit of their guesses because they were unable to prove them.

Brown thought and guessed and surmised, but guesses and surmises were fruitless.

"They've come nearer than they hoped for in some guesses," he said.

Do you suppose that he guesses the situation—how anxious we are to hush the scandal up?

It might be one of a dozen things; I know you are all wrong in your guesses.

This the reader probably "guesses" must be brother Jonathan, and he guesses about right.