Synonyms of thought in English:


See definition of thought


1‘a thought came to me as to how we should proceed’


idea, notion, line of thinking, belief, concept, conception, conviction, opinion, view, impression, image, perception, mental picture

assumption, presumption, hypothesis, theory, supposition, postulation, abstraction, apprehension, understanding, conceptualization

feeling, funny feeling, suspicion, sneaking suspicion, hunch

2‘the mere thought of being confined made her breathless’


anticipation, expectation, prospect, contemplation, likelihood, possibility, fear

3‘he gave up any thought of taking a degree’


hope, aspiration, ambition, dream

intention, idea, plan, design, purpose, aim

4‘it only took a moment's thought’


thinking, reasoning, contemplation, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, introspection, deliberation, study, rumination, cogitation, meditation, brooding, mulling over, reverie, brown study, concentration, debate, speculation

rare cerebration

5‘I'll give the matter some thought’


attention, consideration, heed, regard, notice, scrutiny, care

6‘have you no thought for others?’


compassion, sympathy, caring, concern, regard, solicitude, solicitousness, empathy

consideration, kindness, kindliness, kind-heartedness, tender-heartedness, tenderness, warmth, warm-heartedness

understanding, sensitivity, thoughtfulness, charity, charitableness, benignity, benevolence, philanthropy, altruism, magnanimity