V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a brief summary of a larger text, usually the main points

Synonyms: summary, digest, abstract, outline, rundown, sketch

Antonyms: expansion, enlargement

Tips: Synopsis is derived from the Greek synopsis, which means "general view." Synopsis is frequently used in business to refer to the main points of a proposal. Synopsis is a more sophisticated way of saying "summary" or "outline." The plural form of synopsis is synopses.

Usage Examples:

My boss did not have time to review the entire proposal, so I sent him a synopsis of it. (outline, summary)

The newspaper provided synopses of all the movies currently playing at the theater. (summaries, abstracts)

I like to read a synopsis of a play before I decide to buy tickets. (outline, summary)

I usually like to read the synopsis on the back of a book so I have a good idea of what it will be about. (summary, abstract)

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