Synonyms of thing in English:


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See Spanish definition of cosa


1‘the room was full of strange things’

object, article, item, artefact, commodity
device, gadget, contrivance, instrument, utensil, tool, implement
entity, body
informal whatsit, what-d'you-call-it, what's-its-name, what's-it, whatchamacallit, thingummy, thingy, thingamabob, thingamajig, oojamaflip, oojah, gizmo
British informal doodah, doobry, gubbins
North American informal doodad, doohickey, doojigger, dingus
Australian, New Zealand informal thingo

2one's things‘I'll come back tomorrow to collect my things’

belongings, possessions, stuff, property, worldly goods, goods, personal effects, effects, paraphernalia, impedimenta, bits and pieces, bits and bobs
luggage, baggage, bags, bags and baggage, chattels, movables, valuables
clothes, garments
goods and chattels
informal gear, junk, togs, garms, traps
British informal clobber
South African informal trek
vulgar slang shit, crap
dated dunnage

3things‘her father's gardening things’

equipment, apparatus, gear, kit, tackle, stuff
implements, tools, utensils

4‘I've got several things to do this morning’

act, action, deed, undertaking, exploit, feat
task, job, chore, piece of business

5‘I've got other things on my mind just now’

thought, notion, idea, concept, conception
concern, matter, worry, preoccupation

6‘I keep remembering things he said’

remark, statement, comment, utterance, observation, declaration, pronouncement

7‘quite a few odd things had happened in the last few days’

incident, episode, event, happening, occurrence, eventuality, phenomenon

8things‘how are things with you?’

matters, affairs, circumstances, conditions, relations
state of affairs, situation, life

9‘one of the things I like about you is your optimism’

characteristic, quality, attribute, property, trait, feature, point, aspect, facet, element

10‘there's another thing you should know’

fact, piece of information, point, detail, particular, factor

11the thing‘the thing is, I'm not sure if it's what I want’

fact of the matter, fact, point, issue, problem

12‘you lucky thing!’

person, soul, creature, wretch
informal devil, beggar, bunny, bastard
British vulgar slang sod, bugger

13‘Dora developed a thing about noise’

phobia, fear, horror, terror
dislike, aversion, hatred, detestation, loathing
obsession, fixation
complex, neurosis
informal hang-up, bee in one's bonnet

14‘she had a thing about men who wore glasses’

penchant for, preference for, taste for, inclination for, partiality for, predilection for, soft spot for, weakness for, fancy for, fondness for, liking for, love for, passion for
fetish, obsession, fixation

15one's thing‘books aren't really my thing’

what one likes, what interests one
informal one's cup of tea, one's bag, what turns one on, what floats one's boat

16the thing‘cosmetic contact lenses are the thing on the catwalk’

fashionable, in fashion, in vogue, popular, all the rage
le dernier cri
informal trendy, cool, in, the in thing, big, with it, hip, happening, now