Synonyms of synthetic


1. synthetic, synthetic substance, compound, chemical compound

usage: a compound made artificially by chemical reactions


1. man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic, artificial (vs. natural), unreal

usage: not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"

2. synthetic (vs. analytic), synthetical

usage: 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

3. synthetic (vs. analytic), agglutinative, polysynthetic

usage: systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words

4. synthetic (vs. analytic), synthetical, a posteriori, inductive, logical

usage: of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts; "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"

5. celluloid, synthetic, artificial (vs. natural), unreal

usage: artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters"

6. synthetic, counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative

usage: not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will

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