Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

community

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of community

  1. 1 the people living in a particular area <the whole community rallied to the aid of the family who had lost its home> Synonyms neighborhood Related Words city, commune, hamlet, town, village; denizens, dwellers, inhabitants, residents; citizenry, culture, people, populace, public, society

  2. 2 a group of people with a common interest living in one place <a picturesque seacoast village that is known for its sizable community of artists> Synonyms colony Related Words circle, clique, coterie, set, society; band, company, troop; clan, family

  3. 3 a group of people sharing a common interest and relating together socially <a large community of retired people in the coastal town> Synonyms body, bunch, circle, clan, clique, gang, coterie, coven, crowd, fold, galère, klatch (also klatsch), lot, network, pack, ring, setRelated Words charmed circle, elite, in-group; closed shop; club, college, fellowship, guild (also gild), league, organization, society; camp, faction, sect, side, tribe; mess, squad; brotherhood, fraternity, order, sisterhood, sodality, sorority; commune; alliance, bloc, coalition, confederation, congress, council, federation, unionNear Antonyms loner; individualist

  4. 4 the body of people in a profession or field of activity <members of the medical community> Synonyms brotherhood, corps, fellowship, fraternity, sodality, vocationRelated Words calling, profession; association, club, federation, guild (also gild), organization, society

  5. 5 the quality or state of having many qualities in common <there's a community of aesthetics that makes a very modern-looking gallery an especially appropriate setting for primitive art> Synonyms alikeness, similarity, comparability, correspondence, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similitudeRelated Words semblance; affinity, analogousness; equation, equivalence, equivalency, par, parity; identicalness, identity, sameness; correlation, relationship; exchangeability, interchangeability; accordance, agreement, compatibility, conformity, congruityNear Antonyms inequality; conflict, polarity; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, nonconformity; differentiability, discriminability, distinguishability; anomalousness, dichotomy; disproportion, imbalance, inequality, nonequivalenceAntonyms difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinctiveness, distinctness, unlikeness

  6. 6 the feeling of closeness and friendship that exists between companions <interactive features that are designed to foster a sense of community among the visitors to the Web site> Synonyms brotherhood, camaraderie, companionship, company, comradery, comradeship, fellowship, societyRelated Words amity, benevolence, cordiality, friendliness, friendship, goodwill, kindliness; civility, comity, concord, harmony, rapport; charity, generosity; affinity, compassion, empathy, sympathy; chumminess, familiarity, inseparability, intimacy, nearness; affection, devotion, fondness, loveNear Antonyms forlornness, loneliness, lonesomeness





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up community? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!