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choice

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of choice

  1. 1 having qualities that appeal to a refined taste <choice chocolates for which chocolate lovers are willing to pay extra> Synonyms dainty, delicate, elegant, exquisite, fine, rare, recherché, select Related Words bijou, jewellike; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special; elite, exclusive; classic, excellent, fabulous, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous (or marvellous), noble, outstanding, par excellence, premium, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, transcendant, unsurpassed, wonderful; ultrarare Near Antonyms coarse, gross, kitsch, kitschy, lowbrow, raffish, rough, rough-hewn, tasteless, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar; commercial, mass-produced, popular; common, ordinary; average, lesser, mediocre, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-class, second-rate; deficient, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting

  2. 2 of the very best kind <thus far, the pool of applicants for the job has been less than choice> Synonyms A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, excellent, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulRelated Words acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

  3. 3 singled out from a number or group as more to one's liking <the restaurant offers a small but choice list of wines from some of Europe's finest viticultural regions> Synonyms cherry-picked, select, chosen, elect, favored, favorite, first-line, handpicked, picked, preferred, selectedRelated Words fashionable; exclusive; culled, picked over, screened, weeded (out), winnowed (out)Near Antonyms average, common, commonplace, ordinary, run-of-the-mill




choice

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of choice

  1. 1 the power, right, or opportunity to choose <you have no choice: you have to go to the conference> Synonyms alternative, discretion, druthers [dialect], election, liberty, option, pick, preference, selection, volition, way Related Words determination, free will, will; say, voice, vote; inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, proclivity, propensity, tendency; discernment, judgment (or judgement), perspicacity Near Antonyms coercion, duress, force; duty, obligation; Hobson's choice

  2. 2 a person or thing that is chosen <my choice for best song of all time> Synonyms bet, chosen, pick, selection Related Words favorite, like, liking, preference; elective, option; appointment, designation, nomination; appointee, candidate, nominee, selectee; preselection Antonyms rejectee

  3. 3 individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class <that school accepts only the choice of the city's crop of high school students> Synonyms A-list, aristocracy, best, elite, corps d'elite, cream, crème de la crème, elect, fat, flower, illuminati, pick, pink, pride, priesthood, prime, royalty, upper crustRelated Words establishment, gentry, nobility, quality, society, top, top drawer, upper class; caviar (also caviare); who's whoNear Antonyms commoners, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, rank and file, unwashed

  4. 4 the act or power of making one's own choices or decisions <the prisoner had no choice but to do what he was told> Synonyms accord, autonomy, free will, self-determination, volition, willRelated Words election, preference, selection; bent, devices, disposition, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; alternative, discretion, option, pick, wayNear Antonyms coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, force, pressure

  5. 5 the act or process of selecting <you'll have to make a choice eventually> Synonyms selection, choosing, election, picking, selectingRelated Words option; appointment, assignment, designation, naming, nomination; decision





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