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belonging

be·long·ing

belonging

 
pronunciation:
b lawng Ing
part of speech: noun
definition 1: closeness and mutual acceptance in a relationship.
Being part of the team gave him a feeling of belonging that he'd never had before.
synonyms:
intimacy
antonyms:
alienation, disaffection
similar words:
acceptance, affection, association, closeness, community, mutuality, warmth
definition 2: (pl.) possessions.
Someone stole all his belongings as he slept at the bus station.
 
synonyms:
chattel, dunnage, goods, possessions, property, things, trappings
similar words:
baggage, luggage, paraphernalia, stuff