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half

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of half

  1. lacking some necessary part <half measures that did nothing but prolong the problem> Synonyms deficient, fragmental, fragmentary, incomplete, halfway, partialRelated Words broken, damaged, flawed, impaired, imperfect, injured, marred, spoiled; sketchy, unassembled, uncompleted, unfinishedNear Antonyms flawless, unbroken, undamaged, unimpaired, uninjured, unmarred; completed, finishedAntonyms complete, entire, full, intact, integral, perfect, whole




half

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of half

  1. 1 in any way or respect <this cut on your arm isn't half as bad as it looks> Synonyms anywise, ever, at allRelated Words somehow, someway (also someways); remotely

  2. 2 in some measure or degree <what you said is only half true> Synonyms partly, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partwayRelated Words fragmentarily; enough, fairly, kindly [chiefly Southern], kind of, like, moderately, more or less, pretty, quite, rather, relatively, something, somewhat, sort ofNear Antonyms absolutely, dead, downright, plain; especially, exceedingly (also exceeding), exceptionally, extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, particularly, veryAntonyms all, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, perfectly, quite, totally, utterly, wholly




half

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of half

  1. 1 one of two equal or nearly equal parts <to be fair, we should each get half the pie> Synonyms moiety Related Words halvers; hemisphere, meridian, semicircle; component, constituent, division, element, fraction, part, piece, portion, section, segment Near Antonyms aggregate, sum, total, whole

  2. 2 either of a pair matched in one or more qualities <it's the bottom half of the ninth inning, and the Yankees are up at bat> Synonyms companion, fellow, mate, match, twinRelated Words coordinate; coequal, counterpart, equal, equivalent, like, parallel, peer, rival; carbon copy, double, duplicate, facsimile, identical twin, likeness, mirror image, replica, ringer; analogue (or analog), similarityNear Antonyms antipode, antithesis, contrary, converse, opposite, reverse




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