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See definition of proposition on Dictionary.com
  • nounsuggestion; scheme
  • verbmake suggestion, often improper

synonyms for proposition

  • hypothesis
  • invitation
  • motion
  • premise
  • proposal
  • recommendation
  • overture
  • plan
  • presentation
  • proffer
  • program
  • project
See also synonyms for: propositions

antonyms for proposition

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  • reality
  • truth
  • condemnation
  • denial
  • opposition
  • refusal
  • rejection
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How to use proposition in a sentence

Now the trouble with the main proposition just quoted is that each side of the equation is used as the measure of the other.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
I will not, therefore, say that the proposition that the value of everything equals the cost of production is false.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
If one could languish through life in the shell of a mere beauty that life would be a good deal simpler proposition than it is.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
But in reality this paradox of value is the most fundamental proposition in economic science.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
When Michael got thus far in his proposition, it was not very difficult to work it to the end.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
As a proof of the foregoing proposition, it is only necessary to know how cigars are made.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
This is a proposition which must, from its very nature, be startling to non-smokers, and surprising to many smokers.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
That gratitude is the expectation of favors to come was, in the case of Aristide, a cynical and inapplicable proposition.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
This, as far as Anne was concerned, was a proposition which for the past three years she had regarded as incontrovertible.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Very good, retorted the doctor; then so much the more reason for acceding to my proposition.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROPOSITION

  • address
  • annoy
  • bother
  • brace
  • buttonhole
  • call
  • challenge
  • confront
  • cross
  • dare
  • entice
  • face
  • flag
  • greet
  • hail
  • proposition
  • run into
  • salute
  • welcome
  • whistle for
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