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General words for actions and activities - thesaurus

Synonyms

action

noun

something you do, especially something that seems wrong or unusual to other people

thing

noun

an action, or an activity

operation

noun

an action or set of actions that is necessary to achieve something

demonstration

noun

an action that shows how you feel

course

noun

the things that you choose to do in a particular situation

move

noun

something that you do in order to achieve a goal or solve a problem, often one of a series of things

deed

noun

literary something that someone does

venture

noun

a new business or activity

act

noun

a single thing that someone does

activity

noun

things that people do

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activity

noun

something that someone does in order to achieve a goal

activity

noun

a situation in which people are busy doing different things

art

noun

an activity that needs special skills or knowledge

a step in the right direction

an action that increases the possibility of success

business

noun

something that affects or involves a particular person and no one else

displacement activity

noun

something that you do in order to avoid dealing with an unpleasant situation

displacement activity

noun

in biology and psychology, something that a person or animal does that has no obvious connection with the situation which they are in and that is the result of being confused about what to do

doings

noun

the things that people do

endeavor

noun

formal an activity

enterprise

noun

a large or important project, especially one that is new or different

follow-on

noun

something that is done to continue an activity or effort that began earlier

follow-through

noun

something that is done in order to complete a plan or reaction

follow-up

noun

something that is done in order to complete something

follow-up

noun

something that is done in order to be certain that an earlier action was effective

formality

noun

something that must be done but that does not have much real meaning or importance

game

noun

an activity or type of work that is like a game, for example because it has rules that you must follow

game

noun

an activity or situation that someone seems to be treating less seriously than it should be treated

handiwork

noun

used in an angry way for referring to something bad that someone has done

measure

noun

an action that is intended to achieve or deal with something

movements

noun

someone’s activities over a period of time

multitasking

noun

the activity of doing more than one thing at the same time, such as talking on the phone while you are working on a computer

occupation

noun

something that you do in your free time

pitch

noun

the level or degree of activity or of someone’s emotions

pursuit

noun

formal an activity that you enjoy

quickie

noun

informal something that you do or make quickly

step

noun

one of a series of actions that you do in order to achieve a particular goal

this lark

an activity that you do not take very seriously

tradition

noun

an activity that happens regularly and has become the usual thing

turn

noun

someone’s turn is the time when they can or must do something, because they are with other people who are each doing the same activity one after the other

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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