NounExperience (plural Experiences)
- Event(s) of which one is cognizant.
- Activity which one has performed.
- Collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinions, and skills.
- The knowledge thus gathered.
- (transitive): To observe certain events; undergo a certain feeling or process; or perform certain actions that may alter one or contribute to one's knowledge, opinions, or skills.
Adjectives for Experience
early; expensive; novel; dreamy; profound; tragic; deadly; purifying; diversified; trying; literate; mystical; unpleasant; salient; glorious; colorful; jarring; transitory; throbbing; absolute; tedious; major; bitter; inductive; unique; considerable; personal; vigilant; spiritual; preparatory; ripe; universal; uniform; various (plural); unguessable; deplorable; practical; exceptional; accumulated; anticipatory; horrid; disgraceful; blind; dangerous; invariable; salutary; deep-reaching; thrilling; unfavorable; memorable; financial; satisfying; professional; manifest; initial; exhaustive; confident; vulgar; perplexing; architectural; distressing; worldly; gradual; vast; crushing; fatal; intellectual; enormous; deceptive; sensory; funny; ludicrous; private; evolutionary; rich; unfortunate; sacred; extensive; infallible; disillusioning; unalterable; costly; waking; deep; versatile; amorous; augmented; collegiate; exhilarating; bitter; reportorial; traumatic; unmatched; fascinating; pioneering; imperfect; agonizing; preliminary; aesthetic; direful; dismal; analytic; hereditary; fateful; rough; pathogenic; droll; public; bitter-sweet.
Verbs for Experience
accumulate—; achieve—; analyze—; attain—; cite—; continue—; deduce from—; derive—; discolor—; diversify—; enjoy—; exaggerate—; furnish—; gain—; grow out of—; marshal—; narrate—; prepare—; reject—; relate—; relive—; review—; seek—; survive—; tax—; understand—; under¬take—; unfold—s; unify—s; utilize—; — delights; —discloses; —embitters; —enriches; —fathers; —guides; —harrows; — teaches; —unnerves; —verifies; —warns.
Adverbs for Experience
alternately; tediously; profoundly; tragically; mystically; gloriously; colorfully; uniquely; spiritually; variously; uniformly; practically; deplorably; horridly; financially; professionally; manifestly; fatally; intellectually; ludicrously; privately; unalterably; exhilaratingly; dismally; fatefully; drolly; accidentally.
Synonyms for Experience
Antonyms for Experience
reality, receive, receive an impression, respond, respond to stimuli, response, response to stimuli, run up against, sagacity, sample, savoir faire, savor, savvy, seasoning, see, self-knowledge, sensation, sense, sense impression, sense perception, sensory experience, sentiment, skill, smell, sophistication, spend, stand under, suffer, survey, sustain, taste, technic, technics, technique, tempering, test, touch, trial, turn of events, undercurrent, undergo, view, wisdom, worldly wisdom, accept, acquaintance, adventure, affair, affect, affection, apprehend, awareness, background, be aware of, be conscious of, be exposed to, be sensible of, be subjected to, behold, blaseness, circumstance, common sense, consciousness, contact, corpus, data, datum, emotion, emotional charge, emotional shade, encounter, endure, episode, event, expertise, exposure, face, fact, facts, factual base, familiarity, feel, feel deeply, feeling, feeling tone, foreboding, go through, gut reaction, hap, happening, happenstance, have, have a sensation, hear, heartthrob, impression, incident, information, intelligence, intimacy, involvement, inwardness, judgement, ken, know, know-how, knowing, knowledge, labor under, live through, matter of fact, meet, meet up with, meet with, observation, occasion, occurrence, ordeal, participation, particular, pass through, passion, past experience, pay, perceive, percept, perception, phenomenon, practical knowledge, practice, presentiment, private knowledge, privity, profound sense, reaction,
From Middle English < Old French < Latin experientia (“a trial, proof, experiment, experimental knowledge, experience”) < experiens, present participle of experiri (“to try, put to the test, undertake, undero”) < ex (“out”) + *periri (“to go through”), in past participle peritus (“experienced, expert”); see expert and peril.
- IPA: /ɪkˈspɪə.ri.ens/, SAMPA: /Ik"spI@.rI.Ens/
- IPA: /ɪksˈpɪɹiəns/, SAMPA: /Iks"pIr\i@ns/
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- Adjectives often applied to "experience": good, bad, great, amazing, horrible, terrible, pleasant, unpleasant, educational, financial, military, commercial, academic, political, industrial, sexual, romantic, religious, mystical, spiritual, psychedelic, scientific, human, magical, intense, deep, humbling, unforgettable, unique, exciting, exhilarating.