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understanding

un·der·stand·ing

understanding

 
pronunciation:
uhn dr staen dIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the intellectual process of one who understands; comprehension.
synonyms:
comprehension
similar words:
cognition, cognizance, insight, realization, thought
definition 2: the ability or means by which one understands; thinking; intelligence.
synonyms:
intellect, intelligence, reason
similar words:
acumen, aptitude, brainpower, brains, comprehension, gray, insight, intuition, matter, mind, perception, perspicacity, sagacity, savvy, sense, wisdom, wit
definition 3: individual interpretation; opinion.
synonyms:
explanation, interpretation, opinion
similar words:
belief, conception, conceptualization, inference, judgment, perception
definition 4: an agreement, esp. of an implicit or private nature.
We have an understanding.
synonyms:
agreement
similar words:
accord, arrangement, bargain, compact, concord, covenant, pact, settlement
definition 5: knowledge or skill in a particular area.
a good understanding of mathematics
synonyms:
grasp, knowledge
antonyms:
ignorance
similar words:
acquaintance, adeptness, capability, command, competence, familiarity, grip, proficiency, savvy, skill
definition 6: sympathy or tolerance toward other people.
a religion that teaches understanding
synonyms:
open-mindedness, tolerance
antonyms:
intolerance
similar words:
compassion, empathy, sensitivity, sympathy
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: marked by or having intelligence or insight.
synonyms:
insightful, intelligent, knowing
similar words:
astute, brainy, bright, clever, incisive, perceptive, sharp, smart
definition 2: sympathetic or tolerant toward the views of others; compassionate.
synonyms:
compassionate, sympathetic, tolerant
antonyms:
uncompassionate, unsympathetic
similar words:
accepting, broad-minded, considerate, forgiving, kind, patient, thoughtful
derivation: understandingly (adv.)
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