Synonyms of understanding in English:

understanding


See definition of understanding

noun

1‘the aim of the examination is to test basic understanding of the written language’

SYNONYMS

comprehension, apprehension, grasp, grip, mastery, perception, discernment, appreciation, interpretation, cognizance, ken, conception, digestion, assimilation, absorption

knowledge, awareness, consciousness

insight into, familiarity with, acquaintance with

skill in, expertise in, proficiency in

informal know-how

ANTONYMS

ignorance, misunderstanding

2‘a young man of brilliant understanding and great eloquence’

SYNONYMS

intellect, intelligence, mind, brainpower, capability, insight, judgement, sense, reason, reasoning

intuition, shrewdness, sharpness, quickness, acumen, sagacity, perspicacity, wisdom, wit

thought, mentality

brains, powers of intuition, powers of reasoning

savoir faire

informal grey matter, nous, savvy, know-how

3‘it was my understanding that because of the war there would be no ceremonies’

SYNONYMS

belief, perception, view, notion, idea, conclusion, conviction, feeling, opinion, intuition, impression, assumption, supposition, postulation, way of thinking, point of view

suspicion, sneaking suspicion, hunch, funny feeling

4‘he always treated me with great kindness and understanding’

SYNONYMS

compassion, sympathy, pity, empathy, feeling, concern, considerateness, consideration, tenderness, tender-heartedness, kindness, kind-heartedness, sensitivity, insight, fellow feeling, brotherly love, neighbourliness, decency, humanity, humanitarianism, humaneness, charity, goodwill, mercy, mercifulness, gentleness, tolerance, lenience, leniency, warmth, warm-heartedness, affection, love

ANTONYMS

ignorance, indifference

5‘we had a tacit understanding that we would keep it secret’

SYNONYMS

agreement, gentleman's agreement, arrangement, deal, bargain, settlement, pledge, promise, pact, compact, contract, concord, treaty, covenant, bond


adjective

1‘he's a very good and understanding friend’

SYNONYMS

compassionate, sympathetic, sensitive, considerate, tender, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, thoughtful, tolerant, patient, forbearing, lenient, merciful, forgiving, humane, human, good-natured, approachable, supportive, reassuring

tactful, diplomatic, perceptive, subtle, prudent