Synonyms for (noun) understanding

Synonyms: reason, understanding, intellect

Definition: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

Usage: we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

Similar words: faculty, mental faculty, module

Definition: one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind


Synonyms: savvy, apprehension, discernment, understanding

Definition: the cognitive condition of someone who understands

Usage: he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

Similar words: knowing

Definition: a clear and certain mental apprehension


Synonyms: understanding, sympathy

Definition: an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

Usage: his sympathies were always with the underdog; I knew I could count on his understanding

Similar words: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict


Synonyms: understanding, agreement

Definition: the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises

Usage: they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business; there was an understanding between management and the workers

Similar words: statement

Definition: a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

Usage: according to his statement he was in London on that day

Synonyms for (adjective) understanding

Synonyms: understanding

Definition: characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy

Usage: an understanding friend

Similar words: perceptive

Definition: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

Usage: a perceptive eye; a perceptive observation