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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.


Synonymsidea


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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