What is another word for goings-on?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈə͡ʊɪŋzˈɒn] (IPA)

The phrase "goings-on" is often used to describe a happening or activity, but there are various synonyms available that carry somewhat different connotations. For instance, "events" emphasizes the organized and planned nature of an occasion, while "activities" suggests a more broad and informal range of things happening. Other options include "affairs", which implies a level of secrecy and perhaps scandalousness, and "proceedings", which suggests a formal and orderly process occurring. "Occurrence" and "incident" refer to specific happenings. Using alternative terms instead of "goings-on" can add nuance and depth to one's writing or conversation.

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What are the hypernyms for Goings-on?

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What are the opposite words for goings-on?

Goings-on often refers to activities, events, or happenings. Antonyms for this word can include stillness, calmness, inactivity, or stagnation. Stillness can denote a state of peace or serenity, whereas calmness can imply a sense of tranquility or composure. Inactivity can suggest a lack of movement or action, while stagnation can denote a lack of progress or change. Other antonyms for goings-on could also include quietness, stillness, passivity, or dullness. Depending on the context in which it is used, the antonyms for goings-on can provide a stark contrast and highlight a state of difference or absence.

Famous quotes with Goings-on

  • Things aren't much wilder now, I don't think, than they were back then. Of course I just read about all the goings-on now. Ha.
    Norman Rockwell
  • For some reason, leatherbound copies of the goings-on in Congress lined the shelves of our living room, and I pored over them when I was 12. I had never read anything so funny," Alda said. "From then on, I knew I wanted to do comedy.
    Alan Alda
  • It is too easy to see Crowley as an overgrown juvenile delinquent with a passion for self-advertisement. But there another Crowley, the Crowley recognized and admired by Frank Bennett. Unless we understand this, we totally fail to grasp the extraordinary influence that Crowley could exert on women like Rose and Leah, and on men like Neuberg, Sullivan and Bennett. They came to believe that Crowley was exactly what he claimed to be: a great teacher, the messiah of a new age. And this was not the gullibility of born dupes; Sullivan, at least, was one of the most intelligent men of his age (as his book on Beethoven reveals). Crowley , in part, a great teacher, a man of profound insights. Mencius says: 'Those who follow the part of themselves that is great become great men; those who follow the part of themselves that is small will become small men.' But Crowley was a strange mixture who devoted about equal time to following both parts of himself, and so became a curious combination of greatness and smallness. A summary of his life, and his extraordinary goings-on, makes us aware of the smallness; but it would be sheer short-sightedness to overlook the element of greatness that so impressed Bennett.
    Aleister Crowley
  • What is a Poet?...He is a man speaking to men: a man, it is true, endowed with more lively sensibility, more enthusiasm and tenderness, who has a greater knowledge of human nature, and a more comprehensive soul, than are supposed to be common among mankind; a man pleased with his own passions and volitions, and who rejoices more than other men in the spirit of life that is in him; delighting to contemplate similar volitions and passions as manifested in the goings-on of the Universe, and habitually impelled to create them where he does not find them.
    William Wordsworth
  • That, as far as she could tell, was the purpose of the religion she had been brought up in: It made people feel better when really horrible things happened, and it offered a repertoire of ceremonies that were used to add a touch of class to such goings-on as shacking up with someone and throwing dirt on a corpse.
    Neal Stephenson

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