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connotation misunderstanding

Hi. I can not realize the connotation of word

" vibe" 

 How am I supposed to use that?  

What's the synonym of that?

Apr 2, 2017 6:03 PM
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"Vibe" is an informal word. I suggest you understand it but not try to use it.

It means an intuitive, magical, or mystical perception of whether a situation is good or bad. "Bad vibes" means "a feeling of dread," "good vibes" means "a feeling of optimism."

It's short for "vibrations." It's a reference to the idea of some kind of mystical energy or life force, like Qi. The term became common in the 1970s when the "counterculture" became interested in non-Western philosophies and religions. The idea is that a person can pick up "vibrations" by a kind of extrasensory perception and feel whether the situation is a good one or a bad one.

Thus, "I interviewed for a job yesterday, but I was getting bad vibes from the hiring manager and I don't expect to get a job offer."

"On the set, Delia Reese likes to hug everyone befote filming begins each day, sometimes spreading a little lipstick along with her good vibes."

April 3, 2017

Thanks for your response.

Is there any connection between vibe and words like sense or atmosphere?

About the second part you explaind, can I say bond with ... Or gel with ....?

April 2, 2017

There are two forms of "vibe" from my understanding (I speak american english). The noun vibe is a feeling one would get from someone/something. Its synonym would probably be "aura". An example: 

The way he was dressed gave me a bad vibe. 

Another form of "vibe" is the verb (though in America it's not often used in the vernacular anymore). To "vibe" with something/someone is to get along with it. I can't really think of any synonyms of "vibe" in this sense (feel free to add any in comments). Again, "vibe" in this sense is pretty subjective. 


April 2, 2017
Thank u both dear.
April 3, 2017
On your first question, yes "sense" and "atmosphere" work well. To answer your second question, "bond" or "gel" would work fine. 
April 2, 2017