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English noun: thought

1. thought (cognition) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

SamplesIt was not a good idea.
The thought never entered my mind.


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object

Narrower (hyponym)belief, burden, cogitation, concept, conception, construct, feeling, figment, generalisation, generality, generalization, ideal, idealisation, idealization, impression, inspiration, keynote, kink, meaning, misconception, motif, notion, notion, opinion, plan, preoccupation, program, programme, reaction, substance, suggestion, theme, theorem, whim, whimsey, whimsy

2. thought (cognition) the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

SamplesThinking always made him frown.
She paused for thought.

Synonymscerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process

Broader (hypernym)higher cognitive process

Narrower (hyponym)abstract thought, consideration, construction, convergent thinking, divergent thinking, excogitation, explanation, free association, ideation, line of thought, logical thinking, mental synthesis, mysticism, out-of-the-box thinking, planning, preparation, problem solving, provision, reasoning, thread, train of thought

3. thought (cognition) the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual

Samples19th century thought.
Darwinian thought.

Broader (hypernym)belief

Narrower (hyponym)mainstream

4. thought (cognition) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

SamplesMy opinion differs from yours.
I am not of your persuasion.
What are your thoughts on Haiti?.

Synonymsopinion, persuasion, sentiment, view

Broader (hypernym)belief

Narrower (hyponym)eyes, idea, judgement, judgment, mind, parti pris, pole, political sympathies, politics, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession

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