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synonyms for vis

  • her
  • hir
  • his
  • its
  • my
  • our
  • their
  • xyr
  • your
  • zir
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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What is a synonym for vis?

Vis is a pronoun that can serve the same grammatical function as his or her (as in That is vis book) OR his or hers (as in That book is vis), except that it’s gender-neutral. Vis is typically used by people who identify as nonbinary or genderqueer, meaning that their gender identify falls outside of the strict binary of only male or only female.

For those who identify in one of these ways and who are deciding which pronouns to use, there are a lot of options.

A pronoun similar in function to vis is xis. Both can be used in ways equivalent to both nonbinary them and nonbinary their.

However, it should be noted that these shouldn’t be considered synonyms of vis in the sense that they are interchangeable when referring to the same person—the pronouns the person has specified are the ones that should be used.

Vis is often used as part of the ve/ver/vis set of pronouns, but it may be used as part of other, similar sets, such as ve/vir/vis.

In the next section, we’ll break down some of the nonbinary pronoun sets that people use.

What can you use instead of the word vis?

What kind of pronoun is vis?

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How to use vis in a sentence

Je vis M. le Baron d'Holbach environn d'une vieille femme et de deux villageois, l'un vieux comme elle et l'autre jeune.
BARON D'HOLBACHMAX PEARSON CUSHING
The controversy of the vis viva was what was the proper definition of the measure of force.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
In the debate of the vis viva, it was assumed that in the mutual action of bodies the whole effect of the force is unchanged.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
But in this instance, that which the author calls in another passage of his work, the vis Lucilii, fell upon the hard rock.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
My fair vis-a-vis looked me now full in the face and smiled, so that a dimple in her right cheek was plainly visible.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
Isaac showed off, all right, with his 'Bipets are sings vis two lex!'
PATCHWORKANNA BALMER MYERS
The patriarchal oaks and elms were still bowing gracefully each to its vis a vis.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
The incapacity of any substance to change its place has been termed, though improperly, the vis inerti of matter.
HEADS OF LECTURES ON A COURSE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY: PARTICULARLY INCLUDING CHEMISTRYJOSEPH PRIESTLEY
Two couples were seated vis-a-vis, the men apparently making fun of a "pony" coat one of the girls was wearing.
THE DWELLING PLACE OF LIGHT, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
I was once talking with a very eminent physician about the vis medicatrix naturæ.
APHORISMS AND REFLECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF T. H. HUXLEYTHOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO VIS

  • hir
  • his
  • its
  • my
  • our
  • their
  • vis
  • xyr
  • your
  • zir
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.