Idea and Scheme


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Idea noun – Something that one hopes or intends to accomplish.
Usage example: the idea is to get the information without seeming to be nosy

Scheme is a synonym for idea in plan topic. In some cases you can use "Scheme" instead a noun "Idea", when it comes to topics like planned, or.
Nearby Words: ideal, ideation
Synonyms for Idea


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Scheme noun – A method worked out in advance for achieving some objective.
Usage example: a scheme to upgrade the city's mass transit system

Idea is a synonym for scheme in proposal topic. You can use "Idea" instead a noun "Scheme", if it concerns topics such as planned.
Nearby Words: schemed, scheming, schema, schemer, schematic
Synonyms for Scheme

How words are described

old old idea old scheme
good good idea good scheme
exact exact idea exact scheme
similar similar idea similar scheme
Other adjectives: common, original, simple, brilliant, entire, real, big, great, evil, little, horrible, main, clever, new, crazy, traditional, general, ridiculous, next, basic, different, overall.

Both words in one sentence

  • Complexity Addiction It's most obvious in the Rube Goldberg Devices they're (in)famous for, but they're perfectly capable of falling in love with just about any "brilliant" idea or scheme at a moment's notice as well.
  • How many nerve-wrecking or humiliating moments could Mr Wilkins have saved himself if he'd just bothered to explain to his students why their latest scheme was a bad idea instead of just dismissing them outright or exploding in anger at their thoughtlessness?
  • No matter what zany, impossible, or downright idiotic scheme Gomez invests in, he always comes out willing to invest in the next ridiculous idea.
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