Synonyms of vicarious


1. vicarious, secondary (vs. primary)

usage: experienced at secondhand; "read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"

2. vicarious, abnormal (vs. normal), unnatural

usage: occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function; "vicarious menstruation"

3. vicarious, exchangeable (vs. unexchangeable)

usage: suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another; "vicarious atonement"

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Definition and meaning of vicarious (Dictionary)