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Synonyms for contraptionkənˈtræp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget(noun)

    a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

    comfort station, doodad, gadget, lash-up, gismo, restroom, public lavatory, public convenience, thingmajig, whatsis, thingamabob, thingumajig, whatchamacallit, dodge, devisal, appliance, thingummy, doojigger, convenience, public toilet, thingmabob, toilet facility, thingamajig, stratagem, wash room, doohickey, thingumabob, widget, gimmick, contraption, gubbins, whatchamacallum, gizmo, contrivance


  1. contraption(noun)

    contrivance, mechanism, device, fandango, gadget

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

sucker, thingy, thing, gizmo

Translations for contraption

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  • artilugioSpanish
  • vekotin, hilavitkutin, rakkine, vehje, härveli, vempainFinnish
  • geringonça, engenhocaPortuguese
  • invenţieRomanian
  • устройство, ерундовина, штуковина, хреновина, ерунда, штучка, приспособление, фигняRussian

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