Synonyms of understanding in English:

understanding


See definition of understanding

noun

1‘the aim of the examination is to test basic understanding of the written language’

SYNONYMS
comprehension, apprehension, grasp, grip, mastery, perception, discernment, appreciation, interpretation, cognizance, ken, conception, digestion, assimilation, absorption
knowledge, awareness, consciousness
insight into, familiarity with, acquaintance with
skill in, expertise in, proficiency in
informal know-how
ANTONYMS

ignorance, misunderstanding

2‘a young man of brilliant understanding and great eloquence’

SYNONYMS
intellect, intelligence, mind, brainpower, capability, insight, judgement, sense, reason, reasoning
intuition, shrewdness, sharpness, quickness, acumen, sagacity, perspicacity, wisdom, wit
thought, mentality
brains, powers of intuition, powers of reasoning
savoir faire
informal grey matter, nous, savvy, know-how

3‘it was my understanding that because of the war there would be no ceremonies’

SYNONYMS
belief, perception, view, notion, idea, conclusion, conviction, feeling, opinion, intuition, impression, assumption, supposition, postulation, way of thinking, point of view
suspicion, sneaking suspicion, hunch, funny feeling

4‘he always treated me with great kindness and understanding’

SYNONYMS
compassion, sympathy, pity, empathy, feeling, concern, considerateness, consideration, tenderness, tender-heartedness, kindness, kind-heartedness, sensitivity, insight, fellow feeling, brotherly love, neighbourliness, decency, humanity, humanitarianism, humaneness, charity, goodwill, mercy, mercifulness, gentleness, tolerance, lenience, leniency, warmth, warm-heartedness, affection, love
ANTONYMS

ignorance, indifference

5‘we had a tacit understanding that we would keep it secret’

SYNONYMS
agreement, gentleman's agreement, arrangement, deal, bargain, settlement, pledge, promise, pact, compact, contract, concord, treaty, covenant, bond

adjective

1‘he's a very good and understanding friend’

SYNONYMS
compassionate, sympathetic, sensitive, considerate, tender, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, thoughtful, tolerant, patient, forbearing, lenient, merciful, forgiving, humane, human, good-natured, approachable, supportive, reassuring
tactful, diplomatic, perceptive, subtle, prudent