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Synonyms For Success

Synonyms For Success

Synonyms for success.

4 senses of success                                                    

Sense 1
success -- (an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 2
success -- (an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success")
       => attainment -- (the act of achieving an aim; "the attainment of independence")
Sense 3
success -- (a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success")
       => prosperity, successfulness -- (the condition of prospering; having good fortune)

Sense 4
achiever, winner, success, succeeder -- (a person with a record of successes; "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")



Coordinate or related terms:

4 senses of success                                                    

Sense 1
success -- (an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs")
    -> happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)
       => accompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrence -- (an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another)
       => avalanche -- (a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things; "the program brought an avalanche of mail")
       => experience -- (an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention")
       => trouble -- (an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble")
       => treat -- (an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight)
       => miracle -- (any amazing or wonderful occurrence)
       => wonder, marvel -- (something that causes feelings of wonder; "the wonders of modern science")
       => thing -- (an event; "a funny thing happened on the way to the...")
       => episode -- (a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events)
       => eventuality, contingency, contingence -- (a possible event or occurrence or result)
       => beginning -- (the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war")
       => ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")
       => one-off -- (a happening that occurs only once and is not repeated)
       => periodic event, recurrent event -- (an event that recurs at intervals)
       => change, alteration, modification -- (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago")
       => error, computer error -- ((computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer)
       => accident, stroke, fortuity, chance event -- (anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity")
       => fire -- (the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire")
       => incident -- (a single distinct event)
       => discharge -- (the sudden giving off of energy)
       => case, instance, example -- (an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths")
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)
       => failure -- (an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure")
       => success -- (an event that accomplishes its intended purpose; "let's call heads a success and tails a failure"; "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs")
       => appearance -- (the event of coming into sight)
       => destiny, fate -- (an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future)
       => disappearance -- (the event of passing out of sight)
       => disappearance -- (ceasing to exist; "he regretted the disappearance of Greek from school curricula"; "what was responsible for the disappearance of the rainforest?"; "the disappearance of resistance at very low temperatures")
       => contact, impinging, striking -- (the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull")
       => finish -- (designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); "excitement grew as the finish neared"; "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish")
       => collapse -- (a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity")
       => interruption, break -- (some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt")
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")
       => union -- (the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals")
       => news event -- (a newsworthy event)
       => flash -- (a sudden intense burst of radiant energy)
       => convergence -- (the occurrence of two or more things coming together)
       => juncture, occasion -- (an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions")
       => outburst, burst, flare-up -- (a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning")
       => outbreak, eruption, irruption -- (a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities")
       => reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye -- (an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating)
       => boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce -- (a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line")
       => crash, collapse -- (a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures))
       => supervention -- (a following on in addition)

Sense 2
success -- (an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success")
    -> attainment -- (the act of achieving an aim; "the attainment of independence")
       => record -- (an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport); "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record")
       => success -- (an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success")
       => credit, course credit -- (recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours)
       => accession, rise to power -- (the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne); "Elizabeth's accession in 1558")

Sense 3
success -- (a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success")
    -> prosperity, successfulness -- (the condition of prospering; having good fortune)
       => wellbeing, well-being, welfare, upbeat, eudaemonia, eudaimonia -- (a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles")
       => strength -- (the condition of financial success; "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks")
       => success -- (a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success")

Sense 4
achiever, winner, success, succeeder -- (a person with a record of successes; "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success")
    -> person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")
       => self -- (a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self")
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)
       => adventurer, venturer -- (a person who enjoys taking risks)
       => anomaly, unusual person -- (a person who is unusual)
       => applicant, applier -- (a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission)
       => appointee, appointment -- (a person who is appointed to a job or position)
       => capitalist -- (a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business))
       => captor, capturer -- (a person who captures and holds people or animals)
       => changer, modifier -- (a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu")
       => color-blind person -- (a person unable to distinguish differences in hue)
       => commoner, common man, common person -- (a person who holds no title)
       => communicator -- (a person who communicates with others)
       => contestant -- (a person who participates in competitions)
       => coward -- (a person who shows fear or timidity)
       => creator -- (a person who grows or makes or invents things)
       => disputant, controversialist, eristic -- (a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy)
       => engineer, applied scientist, technologist -- (a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems)
       => entertainer -- (a person who tries to please or amuse)
       => experimenter -- (a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas; "she was an experimenter in new forms of poetry")
       => expert -- (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)
       => face -- (a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces")
       => female, female person -- (a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies)
       => individualist -- (a person who pursues independent thought or action)
       => inhabitant, habitant, dweller, denizen, indweller -- (a person who inhabits a particular place)
       => native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal -- (an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students")
       => native -- (a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil")
       => innocent, inexperienced person -- (a person who lacks knowledge of evil)
       => intellectual, intellect -- (a person who uses the mind creatively)
       => juvenile, juvenile person -- (a young person, not fully developed)
       => lover -- (a person who loves someone or is loved by someone)
       => loved one -- (a person who you love, usually a member of your family)
       => leader -- (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)
       => male, male person -- (a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies)
       => money handler, money dealer -- (a person who receives or invests or pays out money)
       => national, subject -- (a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects")
       => nonreligious person -- (a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity)
       => nonworker -- (a person who does nothing)
       => peer, equal, match, compeer -- (a person who is of equal standing with another in a group)
       => perceiver, percipient, observer, beholder -- (a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses)
       => percher -- (a person situated on a perch)
       => precursor, forerunner -- (a person who goes before or announces the coming of another)
       => primitive, primitive person -- (a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization)
       => religious person -- (a person who manifests devotion to a deity)
       => sensualist -- (a person who enjoys sensuality)
       => traveler, traveller -- (a person who changes location)
       => unfortunate, unfortunate person -- (a person who suffers misfortune)
       => unwelcome person, persona non grata -- (a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome)
       => unskilled person -- (a person who lacks technical training)
       => worker -- (a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker")
       => African -- (a native or inhabitant of Africa)
       => person of color, person of colour -- ((formal) any non-European non-white person)
       => Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid -- (a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa))
       => White, White person, Caucasian -- (a member of the Caucasoid race)
       => Amerindian, Native American -- (any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived)
       => Slav -- (any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language)
       => gentile -- (a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus)
       => Jew, Hebrew, Israelite -- (a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties)
       => Aries, Ram -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries)
       => Taurus, Bull -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus)
       => Gemini, Twin -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini)
       => Cancer, Crab -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer)
       => Leo, Lion -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo)
       => Virgo, Virgin -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo)
       => Libra, Balance -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra)
       => Scorpio, Scorpion -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio)
       => Sagittarius, Archer -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius)
       => Capricorn, Goat -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn)
       => Aquarius, Water Bearer -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius)
       => Pisces, Fish -- ((astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces)
       => abator -- (a person who abates a nuisance)
       => abjurer -- (a person who abjures)
       => abomination -- (a person who is loathsome or disgusting)
       => abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker -- (a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages)
       => achiever, winner, success, succeeder -- (a person with a record of successes; "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success")
       => acquaintance, friend -- (a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family")
       => acquirer -- (a person who acquires something (usually permanently))
       => active -- (a person who is a participating member of an organization; "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees")
       => actor, doer, worker -- (a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker")
       => adjudicator -- (a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes)
       => admirer -- (a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves)
       => adoptee -- (someone (such as a child) who has been adopted)
       => adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister -- (someone who offers opposition)
       => advisee -- (someone who receives advice)
       => advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent -- (a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea)
       => affiant -- (a person who makes an affidavit)
       => agnostic, doubter -- (someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something)
       => amateur -- (someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime)
       => ancient -- (a person who lived in ancient times)
       => anti -- (a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.); "the antis smelled victory after a long battle")
       => anti-American -- (a person who is opposed to the United States and its policies)
       => apprehender -- (a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice))
       => appreciator -- (a person who is fully aware of something and understands it; "he is not an appreciator of our dilemma")
       => archaist -- (a person who archaizes)
       => arrogator -- (a person who through conceit makes pretentious claims to rights or advantages that he or she is not entitled to or to qualities that he or she does not possess)
       => assessee -- (a person (or property) that is assessed)
       => asthmatic -- (a person suffering from asthma; "she is a chronic asthmatic"; "the painful gasps of a dying asthmatic")
       => authority -- ((usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; "the authorities have issued a curfew")
       => autodidact -- (a person who has taught himself)
       => baby boomer, boomer -- (a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s; "they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers")
       => baby buster, buster -- (a person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically)
       => bad guy -- (any person who is not on your side)
       => bad person -- (a person who does harm to others)
       => baldhead, baldpate, baldy -- (a person whose head is bald)
       => balker, baulker, noncompliant -- (a person who refuses to comply)
       => bullfighter, toreador -- (someone who fights bulls)
       => bather -- (a person who takes a bath)
       => beard -- (a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality))
       => bedfellow -- (a person with whom you share a bed)
       => bereaved, bereaved person -- (a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved; "the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of")
       => best, topper -- (the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them")
       => birth -- (a baby born; an offspring; "the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births")
       => biter -- (someone who bites)
       => blogger -- (a person who keeps and updates a blog)
       => blond, blonde -- (a person with fair skin and hair)
       => bluecoat -- (a person dressed all in blue (as a soldier or sailor))
       => bodybuilder, muscle builder, muscle-builder, musclebuilder, muscleman -- (someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature)
       => bomber -- (a person who plants bombs)
       => brunet, brunette -- (a person with dark (brown) hair)
       => buster -- (a person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something; "dam buster"; "sanction buster"; "crime buster")
       => candidate, prospect -- (someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.))
       => case -- (a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor")
       => cashier -- (a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant))
       => celebrant, celebrator, celebrater -- (a person who is celebrating)
       => censor -- (someone who censures or condemns)
       => chameleon -- (a changeable or inconstant person)
       => charmer, beguiler -- (a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness))
       => child, baby -- (an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!")
       => chutzpanik -- ((Yiddish) a person characterized by chutzpa)
       => closer -- (a person who closes something; "whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up")
       => clumsy person -- (a person with poor motor coordination)
       => collector, aggregator -- (a person who collects things)
       => combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper -- (someone who fights (or is fighting))
       => complexifier -- (someone makes things complex)
       => compulsive -- (a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things)
       => computer user -- (a person who uses computers for work or entertainment or communication or business)
       => contemplative -- (a person devoted to the contemplative life)
       => convert -- (a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief)
       => copycat, imitator, emulator, ape, aper -- (someone who copies the words or behavior of another)
       => counter -- (a person who counts things)
       => counterterrorist -- (someone who attempts to prevent terrorism)
       => crawler, creeper -- (a person who crawls or creeps along the ground)
       => creature, wight -- (a human being; `wight' is an archaic term)
       => creditor -- (a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists)
       => cripple -- (someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back)
       => dancer, social dancer -- (a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball))
       => dead person, dead soul, deceased person, deceased, decedent, departed -- (someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead person would have done")
       => deaf person -- (a person with a severe auditory impairment)
       => debaser, degrader -- (a person who lowers the quality or character or value (as by adding cheaper metal to coins))
       => debtor, debitor -- (a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt)
       => defecator, voider, shitter -- (a person who defecates)
       => delayer -- (a person who delays; to put off until later or cause to be late)
       => deliverer -- (a person who gives up or transfers money or goods)
       => demander -- (a person who makes demands)
       => dieter -- (a person who diets)
       => differentiator, discriminator -- (a person who (or that which) differentiates)
       => disentangler, unraveler, unraveller -- (a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state)
       => dissenter, dissident, protester, objector, contestant -- (a person who dissents from some established policy)
       => divider -- (a person who separates something into parts or groups)
       => domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent -- (a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship)
       => double, image, look-alike -- (someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother")
       => dresser -- (a person who dresses in a particular way; "she's an elegant dresser"; "he's a meticulous dresser")
       => dribbler, driveller, slobberer, drooler -- (a person who dribbles; "that baby is a dribbler; he needs a bib")
       => drug user, substance abuser, user -- (a person who takes drugs)
       => dyslectic -- (a person who has dyslexia)
       => ectomorph -- (a person with a thin body)
       => effecter, effector -- (one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose)
       => Elizabethan -- (a person who lived during the reign of Elizabeth I; "William Shakespeare was an Elizabethan")
       => emotional person -- (a person subject to strong states of emotion)
       => endomorph -- (a heavy person with a soft and rounded body)
       => enjoyer -- (a person who delights in having or using or experiencing something)
       => enrollee -- (a person who enrolls in (or is enrolled in) a class or course of study)
       => ethnic -- (a person who is a member of an ethnic group)
       => explorer, adventurer -- (someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose))
       => extrovert, extravert -- ((psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings)
       => faddist -- (a person who subscribes to a variety of fads)
       => faller -- (a person who falls; "one of them was safe but they were unable to save the faller"; "a faller among thieves")
       => fastener -- (a person who fastens or makes fast; "he found the door fastened and wondered who the fastener was")
       => fiduciary -- (a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary; "it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain")
       => first-rater -- (one who is first-rate)
       => follower -- (a person who accepts the leadership of another)
       => free agent, free spirit, freewheeler -- (someone acting freely or even irresponsibly)
       => friend -- (a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university")
       => fugitive, runaway, fleer -- (someone who flees from an uncongenial situation; "fugitives from the sweatshops")
       => gainer -- (a person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits); "she was clearly the gainer in that exchange")
       => gainer, weight gainer -- (a person who gains weight)
       => gambler -- (a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events)
       => gatekeeper -- (someone who controls access to something; "there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief")
       => gatherer -- (a person who gathers; "they were a society of hunters and gatherers")
       => good guy -- (any person who is on your side)
       => good person -- (a person who is good to other people)
       => granter -- (a person who grants or gives something)
       => greeter, saluter, welcomer -- (a person who greets; "the newcomers were met by smiling greeters")
       => grinner -- (a person who grins)
       => groaner -- (a person who groans)
       => grunter -- (a person who grunts)
       => guesser -- (a person who guesses)
       => handicapped person -- (a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially)
       => hater -- (a person who hates)
       => heterosexual, heterosexual person, straight person, straight -- (a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex)
       => homosexual, homophile, homo, gay -- (someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex)
       => homunculus -- (a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell)
       => hope -- (someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; "he was their best hope for a victory")
       => hoper -- (a person who hopes; "only an avid hoper could expect the team to win now")
       => huddler -- (a person who crouches; "low huddlers against the wind")
       => hugger -- (a person who hugs)
       => immune -- (a person who is immune to a particular infection)
       => insured, insured person -- (a person whose interests are protected by an insurance policy; a person who contracts for an insurance policy that indemnifies him against loss of property or life or health etc.)
       => interpreter -- (someone who uses art to represent something; "his paintings reveal a sensitive interpreter of nature"; "she was famous as an interpreter of Shakespearean roles")
       => introvert -- ((psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts)
       => Jat -- (a member of an Indo-European people widely scattered throughout the northwest of the Indian subcontinent and consisting of Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs)
       => jewel, gem -- (a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry)
       => jumper -- (a person who jumps; "as the jumper neared the ground he lost control"; "the jumper's parachute opened")
       => junior -- (the younger of two persons; "she is two years my junior")
       => killer, slayer -- (someone who causes the death of a person or animal)
       => relative, relation -- (a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey")
       => kink -- (a person with unusual sexual tastes)
       => kneeler -- (a person in a kneeling position)
       => knocker -- (a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance); "open the door and see who the knocker is")
       => knower, apprehender -- (a person who knows or apprehends)
       => large person -- (a person of greater than average size)
       => Latin -- (a person who is a member of those peoples whose languages derived from Latin)
       => laugher -- (a person who is laughing or who laughs easily)
       => learner, scholar, assimilator -- (someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs)
       => left-hander, lefty, southpaw -- (a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right; "their pitcher was a southpaw")
       => life -- (a living person; "his heroism saved a life")
       => lightning rod -- (someone who is a frequent target of negative reactions and serves to distract attention from another)
       => linguist, polyglot -- (a person who speaks more than one language)
       => literate, literate person -- (a person who can read and write)
       => liver -- (a person who has a special life style; "a high liver")
       => longer, thirster, yearner -- (a person with a strong desire for something; "a longer for money"; "a thirster after blood"; "a yearner for knowledge")
       => loose cannon -- (a person who is expected to perform a particular task but who is out of control and dangerous)
       => machine -- (an efficient person; "the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine")
       => mailer -- (a person who mails something)
       => malcontent -- (a person who is discontented or disgusted)
       => man -- (the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; "it was every man for himself")
       => manipulator -- (a person who handles things manually)
       => man jack -- (a single individual; "every man jack")
       => married -- (a person who is married; "we invited several young marrieds")
       => masturbator, onanist -- (a person who practices masturbation)
       => measurer -- (a person who makes measurements)
       => nonmember -- (a person who is not a member)
       => mesomorph -- (a person with a well-developed muscular body)
       => mestizo, ladino -- (a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry))
       => middlebrow -- (someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrow)
       => miracle man, miracle worker -- (a person who claims or is alleged to perform miracles)
       => misogamist -- (a person who hates marriage)
       => mixed-blood -- (a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races)
       => modern -- (a contemporary person)
       => monolingual -- (a person who knows only one language)
       => mother hen -- (a person who cares for the needs of others (especially in an overprotective or interfering way))
       => mouse -- (person who is quiet or timid)
       => mutilator, maimer, mangler -- (a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples)
       => namer -- (a person who gives a name or names; "the owner is usually the namer of a boat")
       => namesake -- (a person with the same name as another)
       => neglecter -- (a person who is neglectful and gives little attention or respect to people or responsibilities; "he tried vainly to impress his neglecters")
       => neighbor, neighbour -- (a person who lives (or is located) near another)
       => neutral -- (one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute)
       => nondescript -- (a person is not easily classified and not very interesting)
       => nonparticipant -- (a person who does not participate)
       => nonpartisan, nonpartizan -- (a person who is nonpartisan)
       => nonperson, unperson -- (a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights; a person whose existence is systematically ignored (especially for ideological or political reasons); "the former senator is treated as a nonperson by this administration"; "George Orwell predicted that political dissidents would be treated as unpersons")
       => nonresident -- (someone who does not live in a particular place; "described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land")
       => nonsmoker -- (a person who does not smoke tobacco)
       => nude, nude person -- (a naked person)
       => nurser -- (a person who treats something carefully; "a great nurser of pennies")
       => occultist -- (a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts)
       => optimist -- (a person disposed to take a favorable view of things)
       => orphan -- (someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision)
       => ostrich -- (a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand))
       => ouster, ejector -- (a person who ousts or supplants someone else)
       => outcaste -- (a person belonging to no caste)
       => outdoorsman -- (a person who spends time outdoors (e.g., hunting or fishing))
       => owner, possessor -- (a person who owns something; "they are searching for the owner of the car"; "who is the owner of that friendly smile?")
       => pamperer, spoiler, coddler, mollycoddler -- (someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence)
       => pansexual -- (a person who participates in (or is open to) sexual activities of many kinds)
       => pardoner, forgiver, excuser -- (a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense)
       => partner -- (a person who is a member of a partnership)
       => party -- (a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part")
       => passer -- (a person who passes as a member of a different ethnic or racial group)
       => personage -- (another word for person; a person not meriting identification; "a strange personage appeared at the door")
       => personification -- (a person who represents an abstract quality; "she is the personification of optimism")
       => perspirer, sweater -- (a person who perspires)
       => philosopher -- (a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity)
       => picker, chooser, selector -- (a person who chooses or selects out)
       => pisser, urinator -- (a person who urinates)
       => planner, contriver, deviser -- (a person who makes plans)
       => player -- (a person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously)
       => posturer -- (someone who behaves in a manner calculated to impress or mislead others)
       => powderer -- (someone who applies or scatters powder)
       => preserver -- (someone who keeps safe from harm or danger)
       => propositus -- (the person immediately affected by or concerned with an action)
       => public relations person -- (a person employed to establish and promote a favorable relationship with the public)
       => pursuer -- (a person who pursues some plan or goal; "a pursuer of truth")
       => pussycat -- (a person who is regarded as easygoing and agreeable)
       => quarter -- (an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter")
       => quitter -- (a person who gives up too easily)
       => radical -- (a person who has radical ideas or opinions)
       => realist -- (a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly)
       => rectifier -- (a person who corrects or sets right; "a rectifier of prejudices")
       => redhead, redheader, red-header, carrottop -- (someone who has red hair)
       => registrant -- (a person who is formally entered (along with others) in a register (and who obtains certain rights thereby))
       => reliever, allayer, comforter -- (a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears")
       => repeater -- (a person who repeats; "the audience consisted largely of repeaters who had seen the movie many times")
       => rescuer, recoverer, saver -- (someone who saves something from danger or violence)
       => rester -- (a person who rests)
       => restrainer, controller -- (a person who directs and restrains)
       => revenant -- (a person who returns after a lengthy absence)
       => rich person, wealthy person, have -- (a person who possesses great material wealth)
       => right-hander, right hander, righthander -- (a person who uses the right hand more skillfully than the left)
       => riser -- (a person who rises (especially from bed); "he's usually a late riser")
       => romper -- (a person who romps or frolics)
       => roundhead -- (a brachycephalic person)
       => ruler, swayer -- (a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe")
       => rusher -- (a person who rushes; someone in a hurry; someone who acts precipitously)
       => scientist -- (a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences)
       => scratcher -- (a person who scratches to relieve an itch)
       => second-rater, mediocrity -- (a person of second-rate ability or value; "a team of aging second-raters"; "shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him")
       => seeder, cloud seeder -- (a person who seeds clouds)
       => seeker, searcher, quester -- (someone making a search or inquiry; "they are seekers after truth")
       => segregate -- (someone who is or has been segregated)
       => sentimentalist, romanticist -- (someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality)
       => sex object -- (any person regarded simply as an object of sexual gratification)
       => sex symbol -- (a person (especially a celebrity) who is well-known for their sexual attractiveness)
       => shaker, mover and shaker -- (a person who wields power and influence; "a shaker of traditional beliefs"; "movers and shakers in the business world")
       => showman -- (a person skilled at making effective presentations)
       => signer, signatory -- (someone who signs and is bound by a document)
       => simpleton, simple -- (a person lacking intelligence or common sense)
       => six-footer -- (a person who is at least six feet tall)
       => skidder, slider, slipper -- (a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction)
       => slave -- (a person who is owned by someone)
       => slave -- (someone entirely dominated by some influence or person; "a slave to fashion"; "a slave to cocaine"; "his mother was his abject slave")
       => sleepyhead -- (a sleepy person)
       => sloucher -- (a person who slouches; someone with a drooping carriage)
       => small person -- (a person of below average size)
       => smasher -- (a person who smashes something)
       => smiler -- (a person who smiles)
       => sneezer -- (a person who sneezes)
       => sniffer -- (a person who sniffs)
       => sniffler, sniveler -- (a person who breathes audibly through a congested nose)
       => snuffer -- (a person who snuffs out candles)
       => snuffler -- (a person who breathes noisily (as through a nose blocked by mucus))
       => socializer, socialiser -- (a person who takes part in social activities)
       => sort -- (a person of a particular character or nature; "what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort")
       => sounding board -- (a person whose reactions to something serve as an indication of its acceptability; "I would use newspapermen as a sounding board for such policies")
       => sphinx -- (an inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret)
       => spitter, expectorator -- (a person who spits (ejects saliva or phlegm from the mouth))
       => sport -- (a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances; "a good sport"; "a poor sport")
       => sprawler -- (a person who sprawls; "he is such a sprawler he needs a bed to himself")
       => spurner -- (a person who rejects (someone or something) with contempt; "she was known as a spurner of all suitors"; "he was no spurner of rules")
       => squinter, squint-eye -- (a person with strabismus)
       => stifler, smotherer -- (a person who stifles or smothers or suppresses; "he is a real conversation stifler"; "I see from all the yawn smotherers that it is time to stop")
       => stigmatic, stigmatist -- (a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ))
       => stooper -- (a person who carries himself or herself with the head and shoulders habitually bent forward)
       => stranger -- (an individual that one is not acquainted with)
       => struggler -- (a person who struggles with difficulties or with great effort)
       => subject, case, guinea pig -- (a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities")
       => supernumerary -- (a person serving no apparent function; "reducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries")
       => surrenderer, yielder -- (a person who yields or surrenders)
       => survivalist -- (someone who tries to insure their personal survival or the survival of their group or nation)
       => survivor -- (one who outlives another; "he left his farm to his survivors")
       => suspect -- (someone who is under suspicion)
       => tagger -- (someone who appends or joins one thing to another; "a theory that was simply added on by some anonymous tagger")
       => tagger -- (someone who assigns labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter)
       => tapper -- (a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly; "finger tappers irritated her")
       => tempter -- (a person who tempts others; "Satan is the great tempter of mankind")
       => termer -- (a person who serves a specified term; "there are not many fourth termers in the Senate")
       => terror, scourge, threat -- (a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood")
       => testator, testate -- (a person who makes a will)
       => thin person, skin and bones, scrag -- (a person who is unusually thin and scrawny)
       => third-rater -- (one who is third-rate or distinctly inferior)
       => thrower -- (someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm))
       => tiger -- (a fierce or audacious person; "he's a tiger on the tennis court"; "it aroused the tiger in me")
       => totemist -- (a person who belongs to a clan or tribe having a totem)
       => toucher -- (a person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something)
       => transfer, transferee -- (someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another; "the best student was a transfer from LSU")
       => transsexual, transexual -- (a person whose sexual identification is entirely with the opposite sex)
       => transvestite, cross-dresser -- (someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex)
       => trier, attempter, essayer -- (one who tries)
       => turner -- (one of two persons who swing ropes for jumpers to skip over in the game of jump rope)
       => tyrant -- (any person who exercises power in a cruel way; "his father was a tyrant")
       => undoer, opener, unfastener, untier -- (a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens; "children are talented undoers of their shoelaces")
       => user -- (a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something)
       => vanisher -- (a person who disappears)
       => victim, dupe -- (a person who is tricked or swindled)
       => Victorian -- (a person who lived during the reign of Victoria)
       => visionary -- (a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible)
       => visually impaired person -- (someone who has inferior vision)
       => waiter -- (a person who waits or awaits)
       => waker -- (a person who awakes; "an early waker")
       => walk-in -- (person who walks in without having an appointment; "the emergency room was overrun with walk-ins")
       => wanter, needer -- (a person who wants or needs something; "an owner of many things and needer of none")
       => ward -- (a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another)
       => warrior -- (someone engaged in or experienced in warfare)
       => watcher -- (a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body)
       => weakling, doormat, wuss -- (a person who is physically weak and ineffectual)
       => weasel -- (a person who is regarded as treacherous or sneaky)
       => wiggler, wriggler, squirmer -- (one who can't stay still (especially a child); "the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips")
       => winker -- (a person who winks)
       => withholder -- (a person who refrains from granting; "a withholder of payments")
       => witness -- ((law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law)
       => worldling -- (a person absorbed by the concerns and interests and pleasures of the present world)
       => yawner -- (a person who yawns)

Courtesy of:

Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2010. <>

the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs US computer engineer & industrialist (1955 - 2011)

Courtesy of

Aaron Davis

Quote taken from Jobs the movie ( from Deviant Art ( as a representation of how Steve Jobs gained success. With my students we explored examples of success and then considered how people become successful

An other look at success:

People don't realize that life isn't about making as much money as you can, its about how you enjoy the short amount of time you have to live. Because we are all born with nothing and you die with nothing to bring with you to the grave. No matter how rich you are you can not bring all your riches with you when you die. enjoy the short time you have with friends and family and enjoy life as much as you can. Don't waste your whole life working as a slave day in and day out because that's not how to enjoy life. There's way more important things in life than just money. People need to stop thinking as a capitalist because you can not bring your money you so worked hard for with you. You can be a trillion-aire but your empire can't be brought with you when you die. Best way to enjoy life is finding a career with double the pay but be able to work part time and the rest of your time is for enjoying life. Like the saying goes we work to live not live to work as a slave.

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