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Synonyms for thing

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for thing

one that exists independently

something having material existence

things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose

something done

something to be done, considered, or dealt with

an irrational preoccupation

something at which a person excels

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Synonyms for thing

a special situation

an action

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a special abstraction

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a vaguely specified concern


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a statement regarded as an object

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any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence

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a special objective

a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion

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Going back to that "all things to all men" theme, the Yeti is also a proficient performer on tarmac, which, let's face it, is where almost all of those bought will spend their time.
A body with no confidence in its own leadership, it's now trying to bend in any direction so it can be all things to all men. The result, of course, is that it has ended up pleasing nobody - hardly anyone has a good word to say about the rules, or the people that wrote them.