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front

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of front

  1. to stand or sit with the face or front toward <the apartment complex fronts the ocean> Synonyms face, look (toward), point (toward)Related Words abut, adjoin, border, bound, fringe, margin, meet, neighbor, rim, skirt, touch; command, dominate, overlook; look down (on)




front

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of front

  1. being at or in the part of something opposite the back part <visitors use the front door, but family knows to go around to the side entrance> Synonyms anterior, fore, forward, frontal, frontward (or frontwards) Related Words ventral Near Antonyms dorsal Antonyms aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearward




front

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of front

  1. 1 a forward part or surface <the front of the church features a magnificent stained-glass window> Synonyms exterior, facade (also façade), face, forehead, forepart Related Words outside, skin, surface, veneer Near Antonyms innards, inside, interior Antonyms back, rear, rearward, reverse

  2. 2 a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive <that smile is just a front—I don't think she actually likes me at all> Synonyms act, airs, charade, disguise, facade (also façade), masquerade, guise, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, showRelated Words impersonation, performance, portrayal; image, persona; appearance, color, gloss; camouflage, cloak; affectation, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, fraud, guile; betrayal, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness; excuse, pretextNear Antonyms bluntness, candidness, candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, openheartedness, outspokenness, plainspokenness, sincerity, straightforwardness; artlessness, genuineness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté)

  3. 3 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence <are we making any progress on the marketing front?> Synonyms area, arena, bailiwick, barony, business, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, firmament, field, game, kingdom, line, precinct, province, realm, specialty, sphere, terrain, walkRelated Words frontier; study, subject; territory, turf; occupation, profession, pursuit, racket, vocation; ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confine, dimension(s), extent, ken, reach, scope, sweep, width; subfield, subspecialty





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