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List of Synonyms

A list of synonyms & antonyms for the 100 most often used words in the English language.

Action
Come advance, approach, arrive, near, reach Put place, set, attach, establish, assign, keep,
save, set aside, effect, achieve, do, build
Go depart, disappear, fade, move, proceed,
recede, travel Take hold, catch, seize, grasp, win, capture,
acquire, pick, choose, select, prefer,
Run dash, escape, elope, flee, hasten, hurry,
remove, steal, lift, rob, engage, bewitch,
race, rush, speed, sprint
purchase, buy, retract, recall, assume,
Hurry rush, run, speed, race, hasten, urge, occupy, consume
accelerate, bustle Make create, originate, invent, beget, form,
Hide conceal, cover, mask, cloak, camouflage, construct, design, fabricate, manufacture,
screen, shroud, veil produce, build, develop, do, effect, execute,
compose, perform, accomplish, earn, gain,
Move plod, go, creep, crawl, inch, poke, drag, obtain, acquire, get
toddle, shuffle, trot, dawdle, walk, traipse,
mosey, jog, plug, trudge, slump, lumber, Break fracture, rupture, shatter, smash, wreck,
trail, lag, run, sprint, trip, bound, hotfoot, crash, demolish, atomize
high-tail, streak, stride, tear, breeze, whisk, Destroy ruin, demolish, raze, waste, kill, slay, end,
rush, dash, dart, bolt, fling, scamper, extinguish
scurry, skedaddle, scoot, scuttle, scramble,
race, chase, hasten, hurry, hump, gallop, Kill slay, execute, assassinate, murder, destroy,
lope, accelerate, stir, budge, travel, cancel, abolish
wander, roam, journey, trek, ride, spin,
Cut gash, slash, prick, nick, sever, slice, carve,
slip, glide, slide, slither, coast, flow, sail,
cleave, slit, chop, crop, lop, reduce
saunter, hobble, amble, stagger, paddle,
slouch, prance, straggle, meander, Fall drop, descend, plunge, topple, tumble
perambulate, waddle, wobble, pace,
swagger, promenade, lunge Fly soar, hover, flit, wing, flee, waft, glide,
coast, skim, sail, cruise
Do execute, enact, carry out, finish, conclude,
effect, accomplish, achieve, attain Decide determine, settle, choose, resolve

Have hold, possess, own, contain, acquire, gain, Help aid, assist, support, encourage, back, wait
maintain, believe, bear, beget, occupy, on, attend, serve, relieve, succor, benefit,
absorb, fill, enjoy befriend, abet

Use employ, utilize, exhaust, spend, expend, Mark label, tag, price, ticket, impress, effect,
consume, exercise trace, imprint, stamp, brand, sign, note,
heed, notice, designate
Get acquire, obtain, secure, procure, gain,
fetch, find, score, accumulate, win, earn, Plan plot, scheme, design, draw, map, diagram,
rep, catch, net, bag, derive, collect, gather, procedure, arrangement, intention, device,
glean, pick up, accept, come by, regain, contrivance, method, way, blueprint
salvage
Show display, exhibit, present, note, point to,
Keep hold, retain, withhold, preserve, maintain, indicate, explain, reveal, prove,
sustain, support demonstrate, expose
Antonyms
Begin start, open, launch, initiate, commence, Cool chilly, cold, frosty, wintry, icy, frigid
inaugurate, originate
Hot feverish, warm, heated, sweltering, torrid,
End stop, finish, terminate, conclude, close, equatorial, tropical, erotic, passionate,
halt, cessation, discontinuance, cease, spicy, peppery, pungent, sharp tangy, tart,
halt, stay, pause, discontinue, conclude, fiery, flaming, sizzling, charged, burning,
finish, quit seared, chafed, inflamed, irritated, red,
smarting, stinging
Big large, enormous, huge, immense, gigantic,
vast, colossal, gargantuan, sizable, grand, Quiet silent, still, soundless, mute, tranquil,
great, tall, substantial, mammoth, peaceful, calm, restful, hushed, inaudible
astronomical, ample, broad, expansive, reticent, reserved, taciturn, secretive,
spacious, stout, tremendous, titanic, uncommunicative, tightlipped
mountainous
Noisy loudly, earsplitting, stentorian, strident,
Little small, tiny, diminutive, shrimp, runt, clamorous, boisterous, clangorous,
miniature, puny, exiguous, dinky, cramped, deafening, roisterous, uproarious,
limited, itsy-bitsy, microscopic, slight, pandemoniac
petite, minute
All complete, entire, full, gross, outright,
New fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, perfect, total, utter, whole, any, complete,
modern, current, recent every, sum, totality, each and every, every
bit of, bar none, every single, everything,
Old feeble, frail, ancient, weak, aged, used,
everyone
worn, dilapidated, ragged, faded, broken-
down, former, old-fashioned, outmoded, None nothing, nobody, no one, zero, zilch, no
passe, veteran, mature, venerable, one at all, no part, not a bit, not a soul, not
primitive, traditional, archaic, a thing, not any, not anyone, not anything,
conventional, customary, stale, musty, not one, nonexistent, null
obsolete, extinct
nadir, nil, naught, void, nada, blank, nix
False wrong, fake, fraudulent, counterfeit,
Normal daily, traditional, familiar, routine, proper,
spurious, untrue, unfounded, erroneous,
ordinary, typical, everyday, usual,
deceptive, groundless, fallacious, incorrect,
commonplace, natural, classic, standard,
inaccurate, mistaken, erroneous, improper,
general, bona fide, established, habitual,
unsuitable
orthodox, prevalent, run-of-the-mill, time-
True right, accurate, proper, precise, exact, honored, unvarying, average, conventional,
valid, genuine, real, actual, trusty, steady, customary, common, regular, garden-
loyal, dependable, sincere, staunch, variety, household, plain, simple, balanced
correct, accurate, factual, true, good, just,
Strange abnormal, aberrant, anomalous, bent,
honest, upright, lawful, moral, proper,
bizarre, deviant, queer, eccentric, freakish,
suitable, apt, legal, fair
fanatical, odd, eerie, peculiar, weird,
Fast quick, rapid, speedy, fleet, hasty, snappy, unorthodox, nonstandard, atypical,
mercurial, swiftly, rapidly, quickly, snappily, different, irregular, nonconforming,
speedily, lickety-split, posthaste, hastily, offbeat, unusual, extraordinary, insane,
expeditiously, like a flash irrational, disorderly, rare, exceptional,
extreme, outlandish
Slow unhurried, gradual, leisurely, late, behind,
tedious, slack
Feelings
Anger enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, Love like, admire, esteem, fancy, care for,
exasperate, inflame, madden cherish, adore, treasure, worship,
appreciate, savor
Angry mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful,
indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Moody temperamental, changeable, short-
tempered, glum, morose, sullen, mopish,
Calm quiet, peaceful, still, tranquil, mild, serene,
irritable, testy, peevish, fretful, spiteful,
smooth, composed, collected, unruffled,
sulky, touchy
level-headed, unexcited, detached, aloof
Sad miserable, uncomfortable, wretched,
Eager keen, fervent, enthusiastic, involved,
heart-broken, unfortunate, poor,
interested, alive to
downhearted, sorrowful, depressed,
Fear fright, dread, terror, alarm, dismay, dejected, melancholy, glum, gloomy,
anxiety, scare, awe, horror, panic, dismal, discouraged, unhappy
apprehension Scared afraid, frightened, alarmed, terrified,
Happy pleased, contented, satisfied, delighted, panicked, fearful, unnerved, insecure,
elated, joyful, cheerful, ecstatic, jubilant, timid, shy, skittish, jumpy, disquieted,
gay, tickled, gratified, glad, blissful worried, vexed, troubled, disturbed,
horrified, terrorized, shocked, petrified,
Hate despise, loathe, detest, abhor, disfavor, haunted, timorous, shrinking, stupefied,
dislike, disapprove, abominate paralyzed, stunned, apprehensive

Negative
Awful dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor Dull boring, tiring,, tiresome, uninteresting,
slow, dumb, stupid, unimaginative, lifeless,
Bad evil, immoral, wicked, corrupt, sinful,
dead, insensible, tedious, wearisome,
depraved, rotten, contaminated, spoiled,
listless, expressionless, plain, monotonous,
tainted, harmful, injurious, unfavorable,
humdrum, dreary
defective, inferior, imperfect, substandard,
faulty, disagreeable, unpleasant, cross, nasty, Fat stout, corpulent, fleshy, beefy, paunchy,
irascible, horrible, atrocious, outrageous, plump, full, rotund, tubby, pudgy, chubby,
scandalous, infamous, wrong, noxious, chunky, burly, bulky, elephantine
sinister, putrid, snide, deplorable, dismal,
gross, heinous, nefarious, base, obnoxious, Gross improper, rude, coarse, indecent, crude,
detestable, despicable, contemptible, foul, vulgar, outrageous, extreme, grievous,
rank, ghastly, execrable shameful, uncouth, obscene, low

Crooked bent, twisted, curved, hooked, zigzag Lazy indolent, slothful, idle, inactive, sluggish

Dangerous perilous, hazardous, risky, Trouble distress, anguish, anxiety, worry,


uncertain, unsafe wretchedness, pain, danger, peril, disaster,
grief, misfortune, difficulty, concern, pains,
Dilemma quandary, dilemma, pickle, problem, inconvenience, exertion, effort
plight, spot, scrape, jam, predicament
Ugly hideous, frightful, frightening, shocking,
Hurt damage, harm, injure, wound, distress, horrible, unpleasant, monstrous, terrifying,
afflict, pain gross, grisly, ghastly, horrid, unsightly,
plain, homely, evil, repulsive, repugnant,
Dark shadowy, unlit, murky, gloomy, dim, dusky,
gruesome
shaded, sunless, black, dismal, sad
Positive
Amazing incredible, unbelievable, improbable, Funny humorous, amusing, droll, comic, comical,
fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, laughable, silly
astounding, extraordinary
excellent, fine, superior, wonderful, marvelous,
Beautiful pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, qualified, suited, suitable, apt, proper,
gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, capable, generous, kindly, friendly,
comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, gracious, obliging, pleasant, agreeable,
fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely, pleasurable, satisfactory, well-behaved,
delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, obedient, honorable, reliable, trustworthy,
resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, safe, favorable, profitable, advantageous,
sparkling righteous, expedient, helpful, valid,
genuine, ample, salubrious, estimable,
Brave courageous, fearless, dauntless, intrepid,
beneficial, splendid, great, noble, worthy,
plucky, daring, heroic, valorous, audacious,
first-rate, top-notch, grand, sterling,
bold, gallant, valiant, doughty, mettlesome
superb, respectable, edifying
Bright shining, shiny, gleaming, brilliant, sparkling, Great noteworthy, worthy, distinguished, remarkable,
shimmering, radiant, vivid, colorful, grand, considerable, powerful, much,
lustrous, luminous, incandescent,
mighty
intelligent, knowing, quick-witted, smart,
intellectual Playful mischievous, prankish, naughty, roguish,
waggish, impish, sportive
Delicious savory, delectable, appetizing, luscious,
scrumptious, palatable, delightful, clean, orderly, tidy, trim, dapper, natty,
enjoyable, toothsome, exquisite smart, elegant, well-organized, super,
desirable, spruce, shipshape, well-kept,
Enjoy appreciate, delight in, be pleased, indulge
shapely
in, luxuriate in, bask in, relish, devour,
savor, like Popularwell-liked, approved, accepted,
favorite, celebrated, common, current
Famous well-known, renowned, celebrated, famed,
eminent, illustrious, distinguished, noted,
notorious
Descriptive
Describe portray, characterize, picture, narrate, gaze, see, glance, watch, survey, study, seek,
relate, recount, represent, report, record search for, peek, peep, glimpse, stare,
contemplate, examine, gape, ogle,
Difference disagreement, inequity, contrast,
scrutinize, inspect, leer, behold, observe,
dissimilarity, incompatibility
view, witness, perceive, spy, sight,
Explain elaborate, clarify, define, interpret, justify, discover, notice, recognize, peer, eye,
account for gawk, peruse, explore

Tell disclose, reveal, show, expose, uncover, tale, myth, legend, fable, yarn, account,
relate, narrate, inform, advise, explain, narrative, chronicle, epic, sage, anecdote,
divulge, declare, command, order, bid, record, memoir
recount, repeat Think judge, deem, assume, believe,
Idea thought, concept, conception, notion, consider, contemplate, reflect, mediate
understanding, opinion, plan, view, belief
Talk / Speech
Answer reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Tell inform, notify, advise, relate, recount,
narrate, explain, reveal, disclose, divulge,
Ask question, inquire of, seek information declare, command, order, bid, enlighten,
from, put a question to, demand, request, instruct, insist, teach, train, direct, issue,
expect, inquire, query, interrogate, remark, converse, speak, affirm, suppose,
examine, quiz utter, negate, express, verbalize, voice,
Cry shout, yell, yowl, scream, roar, bellow, articulate, pronounce, deliver, convey,
weep, wail, sob, bawl impart, assert, state, allege, mutter,
mumble, whisper, sigh, exclaim, yell, sing,
Mean add up to, affect, be important, be of yelp, snarl, hiss, grunt, snort, roar, bellow,
value, be substantive, carry weight, thunder, boom, scream, shriek, screech,
connote, count, denote, express, imply, squawk, whine, philosophize, stammer,
intend, involve, signify, spell, stand for, stutter, lisp, drawl, jabber, protest,
suggest, value, weigh in announce, swear, vow, content, assure,
deny, dispute

Unsorted
Somewhat a little, sort of, kind of, a bit, relatively, Important necessary, vital, critical, indispensable,
slightly, moderately, to some extent / valuable, essential, significant, primary,
degree , reasonably, partially, more or less, principal, considerable, famous,
not much distinguished, notable, well-known
rather, quite, fairly, by a long shot, by far,
Interesting fascinating, engaging, sharp, keen, bright,
rather, significantly, well
intelligent, animated, spirited, attractive,
Somehow in a way, virtually, to a certain extent, in inviting, intriguing, provocative, thought-
some measure, to some extent, to a provoking, challenging, inspiring, involving,
certain degree, quasi, in a manner of moving, titillating, tantalizing, exciting,
speaking, effectively entertaining, piquant, lively, racy, spicy,
anyhow, anyway, anywise, by hook or by engrossing, absorbing, consuming,
crook, another, howsoever, in any way, gripping, arresting, enthralling,
spellbinding, curious, captivating,
somehow or other, someway, by some
enchanting, bewitching, appealing
means
portion, share, piece, allotment, section,
Definite certain, sure, positive, determined, clear,
fraction, fragment
distinct, obvious
space, area, spot, plot, region, location,
Fair just, impartial, unbiased, objective,
situation, position, residence, dwelling,
unprejudiced, honest
set, site, station, status, state