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

1 sense of synthetic

Sense 1
synthetic, synthetic substance -- (a compound made artificially by chemical reactions)
       => compound, chemical compound -- ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Antonyms of adj synthetic

6 senses of synthetic

Sense 1
man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic -- (not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather")

INDIRECT (VIA artificial) -> natural -- (existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; "a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers")

Sense 2
synthetic (vs. analytic), synthetical -- (involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis; "limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch)

analytic (vs. synthetic), analytical -- (using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles); "an analytic experiment"; "an analytic approach"; "a keenly analytic man"; "analytical reasoning"; "an analytical mind")

Sense 3
synthetic (vs. analytic) -- (systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words)

analytic (vs. synthetic), uninflected -- (expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection)
        => isolating (prenominal) -- (relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles)

Sense 4
synthetic (vs. analytic), synthetical -- (of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts; "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition")

analytic (vs. synthetic), analytical -- (of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition")

Sense 5
celluloid, synthetic -- (artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters")

INDIRECT (VIA artificial) -> natural -- (existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; "a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers")

Sense 6
synthetic -- (not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will)

INDIRECT (VIA counterfeit) -> genuine, echt -- (not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather")

Similarity of adj synthetic

6 senses of synthetic

Sense 1
man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic -- (not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather")
       => artificial (vs. natural), unreal -- (contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners")

Sense 2
synthetic (vs. analytic), synthetical -- (involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis; "limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch)

Sense 3
synthetic (vs. analytic) -- (systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words)
       => agglutinative, polysynthetic -- (forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning)

Sense 4
synthetic (vs. analytic), synthetical -- (of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts; "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition")
          Also See-> a posteriori#1; inductive#2; logical#1

Sense 5
celluloid, synthetic -- (artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters")
       => artificial (vs. natural), unreal -- (contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners")

Sense 6
synthetic -- (not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will)
       => counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")

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