Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun contingent

2 senses of contingent

Sense 1
contingent -- (a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics")
       => gathering, assemblage -- (a group of persons together in one place)

Sense 2
contingent, detail -- (a temporary military unit; "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent")
       => military unit, military force, military group, force -- (a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men")

Antonyms of adj contingent

3 senses of contingent

Sense 1
contingent -- (possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses")

INDIRECT (VIA possible) -> impossible -- (not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation")

Sense 2
contingent, contingent on (predicate), contingent upon (predicate), dependent on (predicate), dependant on (predicate), dependent upon (predicate), dependant upon (predicate), depending on (predicate) -- (determined by conditions or circumstances that follow; "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress")

INDIRECT (VIA conditional) -> unconditional, unconditioned -- (not conditional; "unconditional surrender")

Sense 3
contingent -- (uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot)

INDIRECT (VIA uncertain) -> certain, sure -- (certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win")

Similarity of adj contingent

3 senses of contingent

Sense 1
contingent -- (possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses")
       => possible (vs. impossible) -- (capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences")

Sense 2
contingent, contingent on (predicate), contingent upon (predicate), dependent on (predicate), dependant on (predicate), dependent upon (predicate), dependant upon (predicate), depending on (predicate) -- (determined by conditions or circumstances that follow; "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress")
       => conditional (vs. unconditional) -- (imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid")

Sense 3
contingent -- (uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot)
       => uncertain (vs. certain) -- (not certain to occur; not inevitable; "everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain")

2020, Cloud WordNet Browser