|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties|
|Division (I) Formation of Ideas|
| Section VII. Creative Thought|
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|NOUN:||SUPPOSITION, assumption, supposal, supposableness [rare], suppositality [obs.], postulation [rare], condition, presupposition, hypothesis, postulate, postulatum, theory, data; proposition, position; thesis, theorem; proposal (plan) [See Plan]; assumed position.|
bare -, vague -, loose- -supposition, - suggestion; conceit; conjecture; guess, guesswork; rough guess, shot [colloq.]; conjecturality [rare], suggestiveness, presurmise, surmise, suspicion, inkling, suggestion, association of ideas, hint; presumption (belief) [See Belief]; divination, speculation.
THEORIST, theorizer, speculatist [rare], speculator, notionalist, hypothesist, hypothetist [rare], doctrinaire, doctrinarian.
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|VERB:||SUPPOSE, conjecture, surmise, suspect, guess, divine; theorize; presume, presuppose; assume, fancy, wis [archaic], take it; give a guess, speculate, believe, dare say, take it into ones head, take for granted.|
PROPOUND, propose, put forth; start, put a case, submit, move, make a motion; hazard -, venture -, throw out -, put forward- a -suggestion, - conjecture, - supposition; hypothesize.
SUGGEST, allude to, hint, put it into ones head.
suggest itself (thought) [See Thought]; run in the head (memory) [See Memory]; marvel -, wonder- -if, - whether.
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|ADJECTIVE:||SUPPOSING &c. v.; given, mooted, postulatory [now rare]; assumed &c. v.; suppositive, supposititious; gratuitous, speculative, conjectural, conjecturable, hypothetical, theoretical, academic, supposable, presumptive, putative; suppositional, suppositionary.|
SUGGESTIVE, allusive, stimulating.
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|ADVERB:||IF, if so be; an [archaic]; on the supposition &c. n.; ex hypothesi [L.], in case, in the event of; if that [archaic], so that, whether; quasi, as if, provided; perhaps (by possibility) [See Possibility]; for aught one knows.|