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Theories and sets of beliefs - thesaurus

Synonyms

theory

noun

the set of general principles that a particular subject is based on

culture

noun

a set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving of a particular organization or group of people

philosophy

noun

a system of theories developed by someone as a result of the study of philosophy

ideology

noun

a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based

doctrine

noun

a set of principles or beliefs, especially religious or political ones

dogma

noun

a belief or set of beliefs that people are expected to accept without asking questions about them

ground

noun

someone’s set of opinions or attitudes

frame of reference

noun

a particular set of principles or ideas that you base your behaviour, judgments, or attitudes on

the spirit of the times/age

the ideas, beliefs, and style of a particular period of time

ism

noun

informal a theory or set of beliefs

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bedrock

noun

the ideas and principles on which a belief or system is based

consciousness

noun

the beliefs, thoughts, and feelings of a group of people

core values/beliefs

the most important beliefs of a person or group

culture

noun

a set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving of a particular society

current of opinion/thought/feeling

the opinions/thoughts/feelings of the majority of people at a particular time

ethos

noun

formal the set of attitudes and beliefs that are typical of an organization or a group of people

feeling

noun

the opinions of most people

gospel

noun

ideas that someone wants other people to accept

ideology

noun

a set of ideas with a strong social influence

mythology

noun

a set of beliefs held by many people although they are not true

opinion

noun

the attitudes and thoughts of a group of people

orientation

noun

someone’s basic attitudes or beliefs

paradigm

noun

formal a set of ideas that are used for understanding or explaining something, especially in a particular subject

philosophy

noun

a system of beliefs that influences someone’s decisions and behaviour

policy

noun

a principle or set of ideas that you think is sensible or wise

politics

noun

your politics are your beliefs and attitudes about how government should work

pseudoscience

noun

an idea, theory, method or area of thought that claims to be scientific but has no basis in science

pseudoscience

noun

all the areas of pseudoscience regarded as a group

public opinion

noun

the opinions that most people in a society have about something

rationale

noun

the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on

thought

noun

a system of organized ideas about a particular subject or that a particular group of people has

values

noun

the principles and beliefs that influence the behaviour and way of life of a particular group or community

zeitgeist

noun

formal the ideas, beliefs, and interests that are typical of most people during a particular time in history and are expressed in the culture of that time

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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