Definition for thought

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Beyond spaces for each day of the week, this model also includes extra lines for jotting down random thoughts or ideas and to-do lists, and you can feel accomplished by tearing and tossing each week’s sheet.

DeLeon offers several thoughts on solutions to these long-standing issues in her write up on the data on the Moz blog that I highly recommend reading.

Making decisions is a part of every job, but something we often do without much thought.

From Quartz

In America, somebody referred to me very recently as a model minority, and I literally scoffed at the thought.

From Ozy

Other times, I’d be hiking for hours in the dark and I’d be really in my own head and kind of exploring all these thoughts without really having to wrap them up any time soon.

In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.

Rates are thought to be similar in developed countries around the world.

Not only had the iconic comedian sexually assaulted many, many women, Maher argued, “I never thought he was funny.”

Because they stopped and I thought, “OK, that makes sense,” and then all of a sudden I saw another issue!

I enjoyed it, but thought it paled in comparison to their debut.

Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.

He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.

To reproduce the impulse born of the thought—this is the aim of a psychological method.

There was no doubt thought of his own loss in this question: yet there was, one may hope, a germ of solicitude for the mother too.

"Better so," was the Senora's sole reply; and she fell again into still deeper, more perplexed thought about the hidden treasure.


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What are other ways to say thought?

The noun 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. Notion suggests a fleeting, vague, or imperfect thought: a bare notion of how to proceed.

On this page you'll find 216 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thought, such as: attention, hope, logic, reflection, speculation, and thinking.

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