Wikipedia:Outline of Roget's Thesaurus

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This is a Synopsis/Outline of Roget's Thesaurus of English words and phrases with links to relevant Wikipedia articles. It is provided here as an alternative classification scheme for browsing article titles.

See also the Wiktionary use of the Outline of Rogets Thesaurus for classification of its definitions.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations[edit]

Section I. Existence[edit]

1. Being, in The Abstract
1. Existence
2. Inexistence
2. Being, In The Concrete
3. Substantiality
4. Unsubstantiality
3. Formal Existence
5. Intrinsicality
6. Extrinsicality
4. Modal Existence
7. State
8. Circumstance

Section II. Relation[edit]

1. Absolute Relation
9. Relation
10. Irrelation
11. Consanguinity
12. Correlation
13. Identity
14. Contrariety
15. Difference
2. Continuous Relation
16. Uniformity
16A. Nonuniformity
3. Partial Relation
17. Similarity
18. Dissimilarity
19. Imitation
20. Nonimitation
20A. Variation
21. Copy
22. Prototype
4. General Relation
23. Agreement
24. Disagreement

Section III. Quantity[edit]

1. Simple Quantity
25. Quantity
26. Degree
2. Comparative Quantity
27. Equality
28. Inequality
29. Mean
30. Compensation
1 Quantity by Comparison with a Standard
31. Greatness
32. Smallness
2 Quantity by Comparison with a Similar Object
33. Superiority
34. Inferiority
3 Changes in Quantity
35. Increase
36. Nonincrease, Decrease
3. Conjunctive Quantity
37. Addition
38. Nonaddition. Subtraction
39. Adjunct
40. Remainder
40A. Decrement
41. Mixture
42. Simpleness
43. Junction
44. Disjunction
45. Connection
46. Coherence
47. Incoherence
48. Combination
49. Decomposition
4. Concrete Quantity
50. Whole
51. Part
52. Completeness
53. Incompleteness
54. Composition
55. Exclusion
56. Component
57. Extraneousness

Section IV. Order[edit]

1. Order in General
58. Order
59. Disorder
59A. Complexity
60. Arrangement
61. Derangement
2. Consecutive Order
62. Precedence
63. Sequence
64. Precursor
65. Sequel
66. Beginning
67. End
68. Middle
69. Continuity
70. Discontinuity
71. Term
3. Collective Order
72. Assemblage
73. Nonassemblage. Dispersion
74. Focus
4. Distributive Order
75. Class
76. Inclusion
77. Exclusion
78. Generality
79. Speciality
5. Order as Regards Categories
80. Normality
81. Multiformity
82. Conformity
83. Unconformity

Section V. Number[edit]

1. Number, in the Abstract
84. Number
85. Numeration
86. List
2. Determinate Number
87. Unity
88. Accompaniment
89. Duality
90. Duplication
91. Bisection
92. Triality
93. Triplication
94. Trisection
95. Four
96. Quadruplication
97. Quadrisection
98. Five
99. Quinquesection
3. Indeterminate Number
100. Plurality
100A. Fraction
101. Zero
102. Multitude
103. Fewness
104. Repetition
105. Infinity

Section VI. Time[edit]

1. Absolute Time
106. Time
107. Neverness
108. Period
108A. Contingent Duration
109. Course
110. Diuturnity
111. Transientness
112. Perpetuity
113. Instantaneity
114. Chronometry
115. Anachronism
2. Relative Time
1. Time with Reference to Succession
116. Priority
117. Posteriority
118. The Present Time
119. Different Time
120. Synchronism
121. Futurity
122. The Past
2. Time with Reference to a Particular Period
123. Newness
124. Oldness
125. Morning
126. Evening
127. Youth
128. Age
129. Infant
130. Veteran
131. Adolescence
3. Time with Reference to an Effect or Purpose
132. Earliness
132A. Punctuality
133. Lateness
134. Occasion
135. Untimeliness
3. Recurrent Time
136. Frequency
137. Infrequency
138. Periodicity
139. Irregularity of Recurrence

Section VII. Change[edit]

1. Simple Change
140. Change
141. Permanence
142. Cessation
143. Continuance In Action
144. Conversion
145. Reversion
146. Revolution
147. Substitution
148. Interchange
2. Complex Change
149. Changeableness
150. Stability
151. Eventuality
152. Destiny

Section VIII. Causation[edit]

1. Constancy of Sequence in Events
153. Cause
154. Effect
155. Attribution
156. Chance
2. Connection between Cause and Effect
157. Power
158. Impotence
159. Strength
160. Weakness
3. Power in Operation
161. Production
162. Destruction
163. Reproduction
164. Producer
165. Destroyer
166. Paternity
167. Posterity
168. Productiveness
169. Unproductiveness
170. Agency
171. Physical Energy
172. Physical Inertness
173. Violence
174. Moderation
4. Indirect Power
175. Influence
175A. Absence Of Influence
176. Tendency
177. Liability
5. Combinations of Causes
178. Concurrence
179. Counteraction

Class II. Words Relating to Space[edit]

Section I. Space in General[edit]

1. Abstract Space
180. Space
180A. Inextension
181. Region
182. Place
2. Relative Space
183. Situation
184. Location
185. Displacement
3. Existence in Space
186. Presence
187. Absence
188. Inhabitant
189. Abode
190. Contents
191. Receptacle

Section II. Dimensions[edit]

1. General Dimensions
192. Size
193. Littleness
194. Expansion
195. Contraction
196. Distance
197. Nearness
198. Interval
199. Contiguity
2. Linear Dimensions
200. Length
201. Shortness
202. Breadth, Thickness,
203. Narrowness, Thinness
204. Layer
205. Filament
206. Height
207. Lowness
208. Depth
209. Shallowness
210. Summit
211. Base
212. Verticality
213. Horizontality
214. Pendency
215. Support
216. Parallelism
216A. Perpendicularity
217. Obliquity
218. Inversion
219. Crossing
3. Centrical Dimensions
1. General.
220. Exteriority
221. Interiority
222. Centrality
223. Covering
224. Lining
225. Clothing
226. Divestment
227. Circumjacence
228. Interposition
229. Circumscription
230. Outline
231. Edge
232. Inclosure
233. Limit
2. Special
234. Front
235. Rear
236. Laterality
237. Contraposition
238. Dextrality
239. Sinistrality

Section III. Form[edit]

1. General Form
240. Form
241. Amorphism
242. Symmetry
243. Distortion
2. Special Form
244. Angularity
245. Curvature
246. Straightness
247. Circularity
248. Convolution
249. Rotundity
3. Superficial Form
250. Convexity
251. Flatness
252. Concavity
252A Sponge
253. Sharpness
254. Bluntness
255. Smoothness
256. Roughness
257. Notch
258. Fold
259. Furrow
260. Opening
261. Closure
262. Perforator
263. Stopper

Section IV. Motion[edit]

1. Motion in General
264. Motion
265. Quiescence
266. Journey
267. Navigation
268. Traveler
269. Mariner
270. Transference
271. Carrier
272. Vehicle
273. Ship
2. Degrees of Motion
274. Velocity
275. Slowness
3. Motion Conjoined with Force
276. Impulse
277. Recoil
4. Motion with Reference to Direction
278. Direction
279. Deviation
280. Precession
281. Sequence
282. Progression
283. Regression
284. Propulsion
285. Traction
286. Approach
287. Recession
288. Attraction
289. Repulsion
290. Convergence
291. Divergence
292. Arrival
293. Departure
294. Ingress
295. Egress
296. Reception
297. Ejection
298. Food
299. Excretion
300. Insertion
301. Extraction
302. Passage
303. Transcursion
304. Shortcoming
305. Ascent
306. Descent
307. Elevation
308. Depression
309. Leap
310. Plunge
311. Circuition
312. Rotation
313. Evolution
314. Oscillation
315. Agitation

Class III. Words Relating to Matter[edit]

Section I. Matter in General[edit]

316. Materiality
317. Immateriality
318. World
319. Gravity
320. Levity

Section II. Inorganic Matter[edit]

1. Solid Matter
321. Density
322. Rarity
323. Hardness
324. Softness
325. Elasticity
326. Inelasticity
327. Tenacity
328. Brittleness
329. Texture
330. Pulverulence
331. Friction
332. Lubrication
2. Fluid Matter
1. Fluids In General
333. Fluidity
334. Gaseity
335. Liquefaction
336. Vaporization
2. Specific Fluids
337. Water
338. Air
339. Moisture
340. Dryness
341. Ocean
342. Land
343. Gulf. Lake
344. Plain
345. Marsh
346. Island
3. Fluids in Motion
347. Stream
348. River
349. Wind
350. Conduit
351. Airpipe
3. Imperfect Fluids
352. Semiliquidity
353. Bubble
354. Pulpiness
355. Unctuousness
356. Oil
356A. Resin

Section III. Organic Matter[edit]

1. Vitality
1. Vitality in General
357. Organization
358. Inorganization
359. Life
360. Death
361. Killing
362. Corpse
363. Interment
2. Special Vitality
364. Animality
365. Vegetability?
366. Animal
367. Vegetable
368. Zoology
369. Botany
370. Husbandry
371. Agriculture
372. Mankind
373. Man
374. Woman
374A. Sexuality
2. Sensation
1. Sensation in General
375. Physical Sensibility
376. Physical Insensibility
377. Physical Pleasure
378. Physical Pain
2. Special Sensation
(1) Touch
379. Touch
380. Sensations Of Touch
381. Numbness
(2) Heat
382. Heat
383. Cold
384. Calefaction
385. Refrigeration
386. Furnace
387. Refrigerator
388. Fuel
388A. Insulation
389. Thermometer
(3) Taste
390. Taste
391. Insipidity
392. Pungency
392A. Saltiness
392B. Bitterness
393. Condiment
394. Savoriness
395. Unsavoriness
396. Sweetness
397. Sourness
(4) Odor
398. Odor
399. Inodorousness
400. Fragrance
401. Fetor
401A. Acridity
(5) Sound
(I) Sound in General
402. Sound
403. Silence
404. Loudness
405. Faintness
(II) Specific Sounds
406. Snap
407. Roll
408. Resonance
408A. Nonresonance?
409. Sibilation
410. Stridor
411. Cry
412. Ululation
(III) Musical Sounds
413. Melody. Concord
414. Discord
415. Music
416. Musician
417. Musical Instruments
(IV) Perception Of Sound
418. Hearing
419. Deafness
(6) Light
(I) Light in General
420. Light
421. Darkness
422. Dimness
423. Luminary
424. Shade
425. Transparency
426. Opacity
426A. Turbidity
427. Semitransparency
(II) Specific Light
428. Color
429. Achromatism
430. Whiteness
431. Blackness
432. Gray
433. Brown
434. Redness
435. Greenness
436. Yellowness
437. Purple
438. Blueness
439. Orange
440. Variegation
(III) Perceptions of Light
441. Vision
442. Blindness
443. Dimsightedness
444. Spectator
445. Optical Instruments
446. Visibility
447. Invisibility
448. Appearance
449. Disappearance

Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties[edit]

Division I. Formation of Ideas[edit]

Section I. Operations of Intellect in General[edit]

450. Intellect
450A. Absence or Want of Intellect
451. Thought
452. Incogitancy
453. Idea
454. Topic

Section II. Precursory Conditions and Operations[edit]

455. Curiosity
456. Incuriosity
457. Attention
458. Inattention
459. Care
460. Neglect
461. Inquiry
462. Answer
463. Experiment
464. Comparison
464A. Incomparability
465. Discrimination
465A. Indiscrimination
465B. Identification
466. Measurement

Section III. Materials for Reasoning[edit]

467. Evidence
468. Counter Evidence
469. Qualification
470. Possibility
471. Impossibility
472. Probability
473. Improbability
474. Certainty
475. Uncertainty

Section IV. Reasoning Processes[edit]

476. Reasoning
477. Intuition & Sophistry
478. Demonstration
479. Confutation

Section V. Results Of Reasoning[edit]

480. Judgment
480A. Discovery
481. Misjudgment
482. Overestimation
483. Underestimation
484. Belief
485. Unbelief. Doubt
486. Credulity
487. Incredulity
488. Assent
489. Dissent
490. Knowledge
491. Ignorance
492. Scholar
493. Ignoramus
494. Truth
495. Error
496. Maxim
497. Absurdity
498. Intelligence, Wisdom
499. Imbecility, Folly
500. Sage
501. Fool
502. Sanity
503. Insanity
504. Madman

Section VI. Extension of Thought[edit]

1. To the Past
505. Memory
506. Oblivion
2. To the Future
507. Expectation
508. Inexpectation
509. Disappointment
510. Foresight
511. Prediction
512. Omen
513. Oracle

Section VII. Creative Thought[edit]

514. Supposition
514A. Analogy
515. Imagination

Division II. Communication of Ideas[edit]

Section I. Nature of Ideas Communicated[edit]

516. Meaning
517. Unmeaningness
518. Intelligibility
519. Unintelligibility
520. Equivocalness
521. Metaphor
522. Interpretation
523. Misinterpretation
524. Interpreter

Section II. Modes of Communication[edit]

525. Manifestation
526. Latency. Implication
527. Information
527A. Correction
528. Concealment
529. Disclosure
530. Ambush
531. Publication
532. News
533. Secret
534. Messenger
535. Affirmation
536. Negation
537. Teaching
538. Misteaching
539. Learning
540. Teacher
541. Learner
542. School
543. Veracity
544. Falsehood
545. Deception
546. Untruth
547. Dupe
548. Deceiver
549. Exaggeration

Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas[edit]

1. Natural Means
550. Indication
551. Record
552. Obliteration
553. Recorder
554. Representation
555. Misrepresentation
556. Painting
557. Sculpture
558. Engraving
559. Artist
2. Conventional Means
1. Language Generally
560. Language
561. Letter
562. Word
563. Neologism
564. Nomenclature
565. Misnomer
566. Phrase
567. Grammar
568. Solecism
569. Style
570. Perspicuity
571. Obscurity
572. Conciseness
573. Diffuseness
574. Vigor
575. Feebleness
576. Plainness
577. Ornament
578. Elegance
579. Inelegance
2. Spoken Language
580. Voice
581. Aphony
582. Speech
583. Stammering
584. Loquacity
585. Taciturnity
586. Allocution
587. Response
588. Conversation
589. Soliloquy
3. Written Language
590. Writing
591. Printing
592. Correspondence
593. Book
594. Description
595. Dissertation
596. Compendium
597. Poetry
598. Prose
599. The Drama

Class V. Words Relating to the Voluntary Powers[edit]

Division I. Individual Volition[edit]

Section I. Volition in General[edit]

1. Acts Of Volition
600. Will
601. Necessity
602. Willingness
603. Unwillingness
604. Resolution
604A. Perseverance
605. Irresolution
606. Obstinacy
607. Tergiversation
608. Caprice
609. Choice
609A. Absence Of Choice
610. Rejection
611. Predetermination
612. Impulse
613. Habit
614. Desuetude
2. Causes of Volition
615. Motive
615A. Absence of Motive
616. Dissuasion
617. Pretext
3. Objects of Volition
618. Good
619. Evil

Section II. Prospective Volition[edit]

1. Conceptional Volition
620. Intention
621. Chance
622. Pursuit
623. Avoidance
624. Relinquishment
625. Business
626. Plan
627. Method
628. Mid-Course
629. Circuit
630. Requirement
2. Subservience to Ends
1. Actual Subservience
631. Instrumentality
632. Means
633. Instrument
634. Substitute
635. Materials
636. Store
637. Provision
638. Waste
639. Sufficiency
640. Insufficiency
641. Redundancy
2. Degree of Subservience
642. Importance
643. Unimportance
644. Utility
645. Inutility
646. Expedience
647. Inexpedience
648. Goodness
649. Badness
650. Perfection
651. Imperfection
652. Cleanness
653. Uncleanness
654. Health
655. Disease
656. Salubrity
657. Insalubrity
658. Improvement
659. Deterioration
660. Restoration
661. Relapse
662. Remedy
663. Bane
3. Contingent Subservience
664. Safety
665. Danger
666. Refuge
667. Pitfall
668. Warning
669. Alarm
670. Preservation
671. Escape
672. Deliverance
3. Precursory Measures
673. Preparation
674. Nonpreparation
675. Essay
676. Undertaking
677. Use
678. Disuse
679. Misuse

Section III. Voluntary Action[edit]

1. Simple Voluntary Action
680. Action
681. Inaction
682. Activity
683. Inactivity
684. Haste
685. Leisure
686. Exertion
687. Repose
688. Fatigue
689. Refreshment
690. Agent
691. Workshop
2. Complex Voluntary Action
692. Conduct
693. Direction
694. Director
695. Advice
696. Council
697. Precept
698. Skill
699. Unskillfulness
700. Proficient
701. Bungler
702. Cunning
703. Artlessness

Section IV. Antagonism[edit]

1. Conditional Antagonism
704. Difficulty
705. Facility
2. Active Antagonism
706. Hindrance
707. Aid
708. Opposition
709. Co-operation
710. Opponent
711. Auxiliary
712. Party
713. Discord
714. Concord
715. Defiance
716. Attack
717. Defense (Defence)
718. Retaliation
719. Resistance
720. Contention
721. Peace
722. Warfare
723. Pacification
724. Mediation
725. Submission
726. Combatant
727. Arms
728. Arena

Section V. Results of Voluntary Action[edit]

729. Completion
730. Noncompletion
731. Success
732. Failure
733. Trophy
734. Prosperity
735. Adversity
736. Mediocrity

Division II. Intersocial Volition[edit]

Section I. General Intersocial Volition[edit]

737. Authority
737A. Government
737B. Politics
738. Laxity
739. Severity
740. Lenity
741. Command
742. Disobedience
743. Obedience
744. Compulsion
745. Master
746. Servant
747. Scepter
748. Free will
749. Subjection
750. Liberation
751. Restraint
752. Prison
753. Keeper
754. Prisoner
755. Commission
756. Abrogation
757. Resignation
758. Consignee
759. Deputy

Section II. Special Intersocial Volition[edit]

760. Permission
761. Prohibition
762. Consent
763. Offer
764. Refusal
765. Request
766. Deprecation
767. Petitioner

Section III. Conditional Intersocial Volition[edit]

768. Promise
768A. Release From Engagement
769. Compact
770. Conditions
771. Security
772. Observance
773. Nonobservance
774. Compromise

Section IV. Possessive Relations[edit]

1. Property In General
775. Acquisition
776. Loss
777. Possession
777A. Exemption
778. Participation
779. Possessor
780. Property
781. Retention
782. Relinquishment
2. Transfer of Property
783. Transfer
784. Giving
785. Receiving
786. Apportionment
787. Lending
788. Borrowing
789. Taking
790. Restitution
791. Stealing
792. Thief
793. Booty
3. Interchange of Property
794. Barter
795. Purchase
796. Sale
797. Merchant
798. Merchandise
799. Mart
799A. Stock Market
799B. Securities
4. Monetary Relations
800. Money
801. Treasurer
802. Treasury
803. Wealth
804. Poverty
805. Credit
806. Debt
807. Payment
808. Nonpayment
809. Expenditure
810. Receipt
811. Accounts
812. Price
812A. Value
812B. Worthlessness
813. Discount
814. Dearness
815. Cheapness
816. Liberality
817. Economy
817A. Greed
818. Prodigality
819. Parsimony

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers[edit]

Section I. Affections in General[edit]

820. Affections
821. Feeling
822. Sensibility
823. Insensibility
824. Excitation
825. Excitability
826. Inexcitability

Section II. Personal Affections[edit]

1. Passive Affections[edit]

827. Pleasure
828. Pain
829. Pleasurableness
830. Painfulness
831. Content
832. Discontent
833. Regret
834. Relief
835. Aggravation
836. Cheerfulness
837. Dejection (see depression (mood))
838. Rejoicing
839. Lamentation
840. Amusement
841. Weariness
842. Wit
843. Dullness
844. Humorist

2. Discriminative Affections[edit]

845. Beauty
846. Ugliness
847. Ornament
847A. Jewelry
848. Blemish
849. Simplicity
850. Taste
851. Vulgarity
852. Fashion
853. Ridiculousness
854. Fop
855. Affectation
856. Ridicule
857. Laughingstock

3. Prospective Affections[edit]

858. Hope
859. Hopelessness
860. Fear
861. Courage
862. Cowardice
863. Rashness
864. Caution
865. Desire
866. Indifference
867. Dislike
868. Fastidiousness
869. Satiety

4. Contemplative Affections[edit]

870. Wonder
871. Expectance
872. Prodigy

5. Extrinsic Affections[edit]

873. Repute
874. Disrepute
875. Nobility
876. Commonalty
877. Title
878. Pride
879. Humility
880. Vanity
881. Modesty
882. Ostentation
883. Celebration
884. Boasting
885. Insolence
886. Servility
887. Blusterer

Section III. Sympathetic Affections[edit]

1. Social Affections[edit]

888. Friendship
889. Enmity
890. Friend
891. Enemy
892. Sociality
893. Seclusion. Exclusion
894. Courtesy
895. Discourtesy
896. Congratulation
897. Love
898. Hate
899. Favorite
900. Resentment
901. Irascibility
901A. Sullenness
902. Endearment
903. Marriage
904. Celibacy
905. Divorce

2. Diffusive Sympathetic Affections[edit]

906. Benevolence
907. Malevolence
908. Malediction
909. Threat
910. Philanthropy
911. Misanthropy
912. Benefactor
913. Evil Doer

3. Special Sympathetic Affections[edit]

914. Pity
914A. Pitilessness
915. Condolence

4. Retrospective Sympathetic Affections[edit]

916. Gratitude
917. Ingratitude
918. Forgiveness
919. Revenge
920. Jealousy
921. Envy

Section IV. Moral Affections[edit]

1. Moral Obligations[edit]

922. Right
923. Wrong
924. Dueness
925. Undueness
926. Duty
927. Dereliction Of Duty
927A. Exemption

2. Moral Sentiments[edit]

928. Respect
929. Disrespect
930. Contempt
931. Approbation
932. Disapprobation
933. Flattery
934. Detraction
935. Flatterer
936. Detractor
937. Vindication
938. Accusation

3. Moral Conditions[edit]

939. Probity
940. Improbity
941. Knave
942. Disinterestedness
943. Selfishness
944. Virtue
945. Vice
946. Innocence
947. Guilt
948. Good Man
949. Bad Man
950. Penitence
951. Impenitence
952. Atonement

4. Moral Practice[edit]

953. Temperance
954. Intemperance
954A. Sensualist
955. Asceticism
956. Fasting
957. Gluttony
958. Sobriety
959. Drunkenness
960. Purity
961. Impurity
962. Libertine

5. Moral Institutions[edit]

963. Legality
964. Illegality
965. Jurisdiction
966. Tribunal
967. Judge
968. Lawyer
969. Lawsuit
970. Acquittal
971. Condemnation
972. Punishment
973. Reward
974. Penalty
975. Scourge

Section V. Religious Affections[edit]

1. Superhuman Beings and Regions[edit]

976. Deity
977. Angel
978. Satan
979. Jupiter
980. Demon
981. Heaven
982. Hell

2. Religious Doctrines[edit]

983. Theology
983A. Orthodoxy
984. Heterodoxy
985. Judeo-Christian Revelation
986. Pseudo-Revelation

3. Religious Sentiments[edit]

987. Piety
988. Impiety
989. Irreligion

4. Acts Of Religion[edit]

990. Worship
991. Idolatry
992. Sorcery
993. Spell
994. Sorcerer

5. Religious Institutions[edit]

995. Churchdom
996. Clergy
997. Laity
998. Rite
999. Canonicals
1000. Temple