2997 Words That End With ON

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abandon (noun) the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry Synonyms: unconstraint, wantonness
(noun) a feeling of extreme emotional intensity Synonyms: wildness
(verb) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch Synonyms: desert, desolate, forsake
(verb) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims Synonyms: give up
(verb) leave behind empty; move out of Synonyms: empty, vacate
(verb) forsake, leave behind
(verb) give up with the intent of never claiming again Synonyms: give up
abarticulation (noun) dislocation of a joint
abbreviation (noun) shortening something by omitting parts of it
(noun) a shortened form of a word or phrase
abdication (noun) a formal resignation and renunciation of powers Synonyms: stepping down
(noun) the act of abdicating Synonyms: stepping down
abduction (noun) the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife
(noun) (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
aberration (noun) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image Synonyms: distortion, optical aberration
(noun) a disorder in one's mental state
(noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm Synonyms: aberrance, aberrancy, deviance
abjection (noun) a low or downcast state Synonyms: abasement, degradation
abjuration (noun) a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion Synonyms: recantation, retraction
ablactation (noun) the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal Synonyms: weaning
(noun) the cessation of lactation
ablation (noun) surgical removal of a body part or tissue Synonyms: cutting out, excision, extirpation
(noun) the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
ablution (noun) the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
abnegation (noun) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others Synonyms: denial, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation
(noun) the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
abocclusion (noun) the condition in which the upper teeth do not touch the lower teeth when biting
abolition (noun) the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) Synonyms: abolishment
abomination (noun) an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence
(noun) hate coupled with disgust Synonyms: abhorrence, detestation, execration, loathing, odium
(noun) a person who is loathsome or disgusting
abortion (noun) termination of pregnancy
(noun) failure of a plan Synonyms: miscarriage
abrasion (noun) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice Synonyms: attrition, detrition, grinding
(noun) erosion by friction Synonyms: attrition, corrasion, detrition
(noun) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off Synonyms: excoriation, scrape, scratch
abreaction (noun) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions Synonyms: catharsis, katharsis
abrogation (noun) the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation Synonyms: annulment, repeal
abruption (noun) an instance of sudden interruption Synonyms: breaking off
abscission (noun) the act of cutting something off Synonyms: cutting off
(noun) shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
absolution (noun) the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance Synonyms: remission, remission of sin, remittal
(noun) the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
absolutisation (noun) the process of rendering something absolute or converting it into an absolute. Synonyms: absolutization
absolutization (noun) the process of rendering something absolute or converting it into an absolute. Synonyms: absolutisation
absorption (noun) the mental state of being preoccupied by something Synonyms: engrossment, preoccupancy, preoccupation
(noun) complete attention; intense mental effort Synonyms: concentration, engrossment, immersion
(noun) (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid Synonyms: soaking up
(noun) the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion Synonyms: assimilation
(noun) (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
(noun) the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another Synonyms: assimilation
abstention (noun) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol) Synonyms: abstinence
abstraction (noun) a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples Synonyms: abstract entity
(noun) the act of withdrawing or removing something
(noun) an abstract painting
(noun) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance Synonyms: abstract
(noun) preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else Synonyms: abstractedness
(noun) the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances Synonyms: generalisation, generalization
acanthion (noun) the craniometric point at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture
acceleration (noun) the act of accelerating; increasing the speed Synonyms: quickening, speedup
(noun) an increase in rate of change
(noun) (physics) a rate of increase of velocity
accentuation (noun) the act of giving special importance or significance to something Synonyms: accenting, emphasizing
(noun) the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
acceptation (noun) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception Synonyms: acceptance, adoption, espousal
(noun) the accepted meaning of a word Synonyms: word meaning, word sense
(noun) acceptance as true or valid
accession (noun) the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne) Synonyms: rise to power
(noun) the right to enter Synonyms: access, admission, admittance, entree
(noun) agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly) Synonyms: assenting
(noun) something added to what you already have Synonyms: addition
(noun) (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement
(noun) a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
(verb) make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
acclamation (noun) enthusiastic approval Synonyms: acclaim, eclat, plaudit, plaudits
acclimation (noun) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) Synonyms: acclimatisation, acclimatization
acclimatisation (noun) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) Synonyms: acclimation, acclimatization
acclimatization (noun) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) Synonyms: acclimation, acclimatisation
accommodation (noun) the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
(noun) (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
(noun) living quarters provided for public convenience
(noun) in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
(noun) a settlement of differences
(noun) making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances Synonyms: adjustment, fitting
accordion (noun) a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player Synonyms: squeeze box
accreditation (noun) the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards)
accretion (noun) (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)
(noun) an increase by natural growth or addition Synonyms: accumulation
(noun) (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
(noun) (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
(noun) (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
(noun) something contributing to growth or increase
acculturation (noun) the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture Synonyms: enculturation, socialisation, socialization
(noun) all the knowledge and values shared by a society Synonyms: culture
(noun) the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure Synonyms: assimilation
accumulation (noun) the act of accumulating Synonyms: accrual, accruement
(noun) several things grouped together or considered as a whole Synonyms: aggregation, assemblage, collection
(noun) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
(noun) an increase by natural growth or addition Synonyms: accretion
accusation (noun) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt Synonyms: accusal
(noun) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence Synonyms: charge
acetylation (noun) the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound
acidification (noun) the process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid
acquisition (noun) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
(noun) an ability that has been acquired by training Synonyms: accomplishment, acquirement, attainment, skill
(noun) the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge Synonyms: learning
(noun) something acquired
acromion (noun) the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade Synonyms: acromial process
actinon (noun) any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103 Synonyms: actinide, actinoid
action (noun) the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
(noun) a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong Synonyms: action at law, legal action
(noun) something done (usually as opposed to something said)
(noun) a military engagement Synonyms: military action
(noun) an act by a government body or supranational organization
(noun) the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism Synonyms: action mechanism
(noun) In firearms terminology, the mechanism that handles the ammunition (loads, locks, fires, and extracts the cartridges).
(noun) the trait of being active and energetic and forceful
(noun) the series of events that form a plot
(noun) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) Synonyms: activity, natural action, natural process
(noun) the state of being active Synonyms: activeness, activity
(verb) put in effect Synonyms: accomplish, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
(verb) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against Synonyms: litigate, process, sue
activation (noun) the activity of causing to have energy and be active Synonyms: activating, energizing
(noun) making active and effective (as a bomb)
(noun) stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
actualisation (noun) making real or giving the appearance of reality Synonyms: actualization, realisation, realization
actualization (noun) making real or giving the appearance of reality Synonyms: actualisation, realisation, realization
actuation (noun) the act of propelling Synonyms: propulsion
acylation (noun) the process of introducing an acyl group into a compound
adaptation (noun) (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
(noun) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form Synonyms: version
(noun) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) Synonyms: adaption, adjustment
adaption (noun) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) Synonyms: adaptation, adjustment
addiction (noun) (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master
(noun) an abnormally strong craving
(noun) being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) Synonyms: dependance, dependence, dependency, habituation
addition (noun) the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers Synonyms: plus, summation
(noun) the act of adding one thing to another
(noun) a component that is added to something to improve it Synonyms: add-on, improver
(noun) a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area
(noun) something added to what you already have Synonyms: accession
(noun) a quantity that is added Synonyms: gain, increase
adduction (noun) (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
adhesion (noun) faithful support for a cause or political party or religion Synonyms: adherence, attachment
(noun) the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition Synonyms: adherence, adhesiveness, bond
(noun) a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
(noun) abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
adiaphoron (noun) (Stoic philosophy) a matter having no moral merit or demerit.
(noun) a religious ceremonial or ritual observance that is held to be an affair of the individual conscience because it is neither forbidden nor enjoined by the scriptures.
adjudication (noun) the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented
adjunction (noun) an act of joining or adjoining things Synonyms: junction
adjuration (noun) a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
administration (noun) a method of tending to or managing the affairs of some group of people (especially the group's business affairs) Synonyms: disposal
(noun) the act of administering medication Synonyms: giving medication
(noun) the act of meting out justice according to the law Synonyms: judicature
(noun) the act of governing; exercising authority Synonyms: governance, governing, government, government activity
(noun) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something Synonyms: brass, establishment, governance, governing body, organisation, organization
(noun) the tenure of a president Synonyms: presidency, presidential term
admiration (noun) a favorable judgment Synonyms: appreciation
(noun) a feeling of delighted approval and liking Synonyms: esteem
(noun) the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising Synonyms: wonder, wonderment
admission (noun) the act of admitting someone to enter Synonyms: admittance
(noun) the right to enter Synonyms: access, accession, admittance, entree
(noun) an acknowledgment of the truth of something
(noun) the fee charged for admission Synonyms: admission charge, admission fee, admission price, entrance fee, entrance money, price of admission
admonition (noun) a firm rebuke Synonyms: admonishment, monition
(noun) cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness) Synonyms: monition, warning, word of advice
adoption (noun) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception Synonyms: acceptance, acceptation, espousal
(noun) the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source Synonyms: borrowing
(noun) a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)
adoration (noun) the act of admiring strongly Synonyms: idolisation, idolization
(noun) the worship given to God alone Synonyms: latria
(noun) a feeling of profound love and admiration Synonyms: worship
adsorption (noun) the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid Synonyms: surface assimilation
adulation (noun) servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
adulteration (noun) the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)
(noun) being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating Synonyms: debasement
adumbration (noun) a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation
(noun) the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand Synonyms: foreshadowing, prefiguration
advection (noun) (meteorology) the horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties
advowson (noun) the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice
aeon (noun) (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe Synonyms: eon
(noun) an immeasurably long period of time Synonyms: eon
(noun) the longest division of geological time Synonyms: eon
aeration (noun) the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent
(noun) the process of exposing to air (so as to purify)
aestivation (noun) (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens Synonyms: estivation
(noun) (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period Synonyms: estivation
affectation (noun) a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display Synonyms: affectedness, mannerism, pose
affection (noun) a positive feeling of liking Synonyms: affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness
affiliation (noun) the act of becoming formally connected or joined
(noun) a social or business relationship Synonyms: association, tie-up, tie
affirmation (noun) a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
(noun) a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something Synonyms: avouchment, avowal
(noun) (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
(noun) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something Synonyms: assertion, statement
affixation (noun) formation of a word by means of an affix
(noun) the act of attaching or affixing something Synonyms: attachment
(noun) the result of adding an affix to a root word
affliction (noun) a cause of great suffering and distress
(noun) a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
(noun) a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
afforestation (noun) the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
affrication (noun) the conversion of a simple stop consonant into an affricate
affusion (noun) the act of baptizing someone by pouring water on their head
afternoon (noun) a conventional expression of greeting or farewell, used to wish someone a good afternoon Synonyms: good afternoon
(noun) the part of the day between noon and evening
aftersensation (noun) an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased Synonyms: afterimage
agglomeration (noun) the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating
(noun) a jumbled collection or mass
agglutination (noun) the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
(noun) a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
(noun) the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated Synonyms: agglutinating activity
aggravation (noun) unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment Synonyms: irritation, provocation
(noun) action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse Synonyms: exacerbation
(noun) an exasperated feeling of annoyance Synonyms: exasperation
aggregation (noun) the act of gathering something together Synonyms: assembling, collecting, collection
(noun) several things grouped together or considered as a whole Synonyms: accumulation, assemblage, collection
aggression (noun) violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked Synonyms: hostility
(noun) deliberately unfriendly behavior
(noun) the act of initiating hostilities
(noun) a disposition to behave aggressively
(noun) a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack Synonyms: aggressiveness
agitation (noun) disturbance usually in protest Synonyms: excitement, hullabaloo, turmoil, upheaval
(noun) the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
(noun) the feeling of being agitated; not calm
(noun) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development Synonyms: ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest
(noun) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
agnation (noun) line of descent traced through the paternal side of the family Synonyms: patrilineage
agon (noun) a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
agraphon (noun) (usually plural) a saying of Jesus not in the canonical gospels but found in other New Testament or early Christian writings.
aileron (noun) an airfoil that controls lateral motion

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