notion


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Synonyms for notion

Synonyms for notion

something believed or accepted as true by a person

that which exists in the mind as the product of careful mental activity

an impulsive, often illogical turn of mind

Synonyms for notion

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

a general inclusive concept

an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

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(usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items

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I can hardly regard her in the light of a rational creature, so obstinately has she persisted in forming a fabulous notion of my character and acting on the false impressions she cherished.
Jaggers shook his head - not in negativing the question, but in altogether negativing the notion that he could anyhow be got to answer it - and the two horrible casts of the twitched faces looked, when my eyes strayed up to them, as if they had come to a crisis in their suspended attention, and were going to sneeze.
Accordingly, whereas we not infrequently have ideas or notions in which some falsity is contained, this can only be the case with such as are to some extent confused and obscure, and in this proceed from nothing (participate of negation), that is, exist in us thus confused because we are not wholly perfect.
That, replies Socrates, is the old confusion about Anaxagoras; the Athenian people are not so ignorant as to attribute to the influence of Socrates notions which have found their way into the drama, and may be learned at the theatre.
She has a very good notion of fingering, though her taste is not equal to Anne's.
Well, to my notion, nobility and teaching little girls French and Italian, and their gammes, have very little in common.
Well, I have no objection to your contemplating Hetty in an artistic light, but I must not have you feeding her vanity and filling her little noddle with the notion that she's a great beauty, attractive to fine gentlemen, or you will spoil her for a poor man's wife--honest Craig's, for example, whom I have seen bestowing soft glances on her.
In this Harvey excelled Dan, for he had inherited a head for figures, and the notion of stealing information from one glimpse of the sullen Bank sun appealed to all his keen wits.
I had not a notion of her being such a little devil before, she seemed to have all the Vernon milkiness; but on receiving the letter in which I declared my intention about Sir James, she actually attempted to elope; at least, I cannot otherwise account for her doing it.
But this will just give you a notion of the general rate of drinking there.
Anatole had no notion and was incapable of considering what might come of such love-making, as he never had any notion of the outcome of any of his actions.
Vincy liked well enough the notion of the chaplain's having a salary, supposing it were given to Farebrother, who was as good a little fellow as ever breathed, and the best preacher anywhere, and companionable too.
I have not the least notion who he was, but that was the notion I had of him, whoever he was, or wherever he now is.
I have a notion, and more than a notion, that I shall never pass back alive through these pestilential swamps.
My notion is that tails are given to conceal thought.