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  • nounbelief, idea
  • nounwhim, desire

synonyms for notion

  • approach
  • assumption
  • concept
  • conception
  • image
  • impression
  • knowledge
  • opinion
  • perception
  • sentiment
  • suggestion
  • thought
  • understanding
  • view
  • angle
  • apprehension
  • awareness
  • clue
  • comprehension
  • conceit
  • consciousness
  • consideration
  • cue
  • discernment
  • flash
  • hint
  • imagination
  • inclination
  • indication
  • inkling
  • insight
  • intellection
  • intimation
  • intuition
  • judgment
  • penetration
  • slant
  • spark
  • telltale
  • twist
  • wind
  • wrinkle
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antonyms for notion

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  • being
  • concrete
  • reality
  • ignorance
  • misunderstanding
  • stupidity
  • unconsciousness
  • need
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The noun notion suggests a fleeting, vague, or imperfect thought: a bare notion of how to proceed. Thought, which reflects its primary emphasis on the mental process, may denote any concept except the more weighty and elaborate ones: I welcomed his thoughts on the subject. A thought came to him.  Idea, although it may refer to thoughts of any degree of seriousness or triviality, is commonly used for mental concepts considered more important or elaborate: We pondered the idea of the fourth dimension. The idea of his arrival frightened me. Conception suggests a thought that seems complete, individual, recent, or somewhat intricate: The architect’s conception delighted them.

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The answer largely depends on how much we build into the notion of understanding.
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The competitive advantage they once had when raising — the notion that they’re focused on an area no one else is — is potentially threatened.
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The notion that the state’s attorney’s office can’t simultaneously pursue public safety and a broader sense of justice is false, she said, and it would be a mistake to stop the reform efforts now.
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They focus on abstract professional notions in ways that deter the more substantive reforms on the ground.
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This approach reinforced the notion that families should figure out childcare on their own, which can lead to policies that disproportionately harm poor and working-class families.
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I have found that many young people have limited notions of how power works.
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In either case, the increase in body modification and gender reassignment procedures suggests now is a good time to reconsider our notions of gender and identity more generally, especially as we live in such an interconnected world.
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There’s always a little bit of a notion there in the back of my mind of, you know, of course being in the industry for so long.
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WORDS RELATED TO NOTION

  • awareness
  • comprehension
  • grasp
  • idea
  • intellect
  • intelligence
  • judgment
  • ken
  • knowledge
  • notion
  • perception
  • perspicacity
  • thought
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