1. thing, something, anything, it, body, particular, stuff; substantiality, materiality, individuality; phenomenon, article, device, contrivance; substance, element, solid, entity; gadget, item, Fr. quelque chose. bird in hand; creature, being, person, somebody, anybody, individual, Inf. what's-his-name; widget, All Inf. thingumajig, thingumabob, doodad, dohickey, dojigger, jigger, gizmo.
2. subject, matter, issue, thought, subject matter; study, concern, affair, argument.
3. end, goal, purpose, objective, aim, destination; target, mark, butt, bull's-eye; pursuit, prize, quarry, chase, prey, game, quintain; intent, intention, motive, desire, view; point, import, purport, implication, meaning; design, plan, scheme, plot, idea; end purpose, end in view, be-all, end-all, utlimate aim.
4. argue against, plead, defend, answer, cite, attest, instance.
5. protest, disapprove, take exception to, demur, disfavor; remonstrate, expostulate, deprecate, animadvert upon; oppose, contravene, controvert, counter, dissent, differ; dislike, eschew, spurn; cavil, squabble, scruple, boggle, beg to differ.
6. refuse, deny, reject, disallow; repudiate, negate, rebut; say no, defy, shake one's head, turn thumbs down on.

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