Synonyms for possibility

Synonyms for (noun) possibility

Synonyms: possibility, possible action, opening

Definition: a possible alternative

Usage: bankruptcy is always a possibility

Similar words: option, alternative, choice

Definition: one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

Usage: what option did I have?; there no other alternative; my only choice is to refuse


Synonyms: theory, possibility, hypothesis

Definition: a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

Usage: a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory; he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

Similar words: concept, conception, construct

Definition: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances


Synonyms: possibility

Definition: a future prospect or potential

Usage: this room has great possibilities

Similar words: prospect, expectation, outlook

Definition: belief about (or mental picture of) the future


Synonyms: possibility, possibleness

Definition: capability of existing or happening or being true

Usage: there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired

Similar words: existence, being, beingness

Definition: the state or fact of existing

Usage: a point of view gradually coming into being; laws in existence for centuries