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epiphany

noun

Definition: 1. a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something; 2. an intuitive grasp of reality through something; 3. an illuminating discovery; 4. a revealing scene or moment; 5. an appearance or manifestation, especially of a divine being

Synonyms: revelation, insight, perception, manifestation

Antonyms:

Tips: Although often used to describe a divine vision, epiphany is commonly used to describe a major idea or revelation. It is a fun word to use to denote the manifestation of a great idea.

Usage Examples:

He had worked to solve the problem all night, without success, but when staring into his morning cup of coffee, he had an epiphany. (revelation)

While listening to the speaker, he had an epiphany of how he could revolutionize telecommunications. (insight, revelation)

He had been thinking of ways to improve the company all weekend, and it wasn’t until late Sunday that he finally had an epiphany. (insight, manifestation [of an idea])

Staring at the blank canvas, the artist had an epiphany for his next masterpiece. (inspiration, revelation)


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