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near

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of near

  1. 1 being the less far of two <grab the comforter from the near side of the bed and fold it in half> Synonyms closer, hither, nigher, this Related Words fore, forward, front, inside Near Antonyms distant, remote, remoter; back, outside Antonyms far, farther, further, opposite, other, that

  2. 2 being such only when compared to something else <the incessant busyness of the family next-door makes us look like we live in near retirement> Synonyms almost, approximate, comparative, relativeRelated Words alike, comparable, similar; equal, equivalentNear Antonyms genuine, real, trueAntonyms absolute, complete, downright, out-and-out, outright, perfect, pure, unqualified

  3. 3 closely resembling the object imitated <the dress is made from a near silk that would fool anyone but an expert> Synonyms lifelike, living, naturalistic (also naturalist), natural, photo-realistic, realistic, three-dimensionalRelated Words alike, like, matching, similar, verisimilar; akin, analogous, approximate, comparable, resembling; accurate, close, faithful, true; compelling, convincing; expressive, graphic (also graphical), gritty, vividNear Antonyms dissimilar, off, unalike, unlike; incomparable, unmatched; contrasted, contrasting, different, disparate; fake, mock, phony (also phoney), shamAntonyms nonnatural, nonrealistic, unnatural, unrealistic

  4. 4 not being distant in time, space, or significance <the famous prediction that in the near future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes> Synonyms close-up, immediate, close, nearby, neighboring, next-door, nigh, proximateRelated Words abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, contiguous; approaching, coming, forthcoming, oncoming, upcoming; accessible, convenient, handy; close-in, hand-to-handNear Antonyms divorced, removed, separatedAntonyms away, deep, distant, far, faraway, far-off, remote

  5. 5 closely acquainted <only her nearest friends know she's pregnant> Synonyms bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, close, especial, friendly, inseparable, intimate, inward, familiar, thick, tightRelated Words clannish, close-knit, tight-knit; affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty; gregarious, sociable, social; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; amicable, neighborly; confidential, secretive; adoring, affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted, warmNear Antonyms aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms distant




near

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of near

  1. 1 at, within, or to a short distance or time <as the campers grew cold, so they gravitated nearer to the campfire> <as summer draws near, we usually start planning our annual vacation> Synonyms around, by, close, hard, in, nearby, nigh Related Words hereabouts (or hereabout), hereaway (or hereaways) [dialect], thereabouts (also thereabout); along, alongside; accessibly, conveniently, handily Phrases at close quarters, at hand, on one's doorstep, within call

  2. 2 to a close degree <copy the artist's drawing into your own sketchbook as near as you can> Synonyms closely, nearly Near Antonyms distantly, remotely

  3. 3 very close to but not completely <it's near six o'clock, so we should start preparing dinner> Synonyms about, all but, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, almost, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nighRelated Words appreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhatNear Antonyms absolutely, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, plain, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, thoroughly; totally, utterly, well, wholly; barely, hardly, scarcely

  4. 4 close to but not exactly <it takes somewhere near an hour to get there> Synonyms about, around, like, more or less, much, approximately, plus or minus, roughly, say, someRelated Words generally, kind of, loosely; nearly, nominally, practically, virtually, well-nighNear Antonyms due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarelyAntonyms exactly, precisely




near

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of near

  1. close to <please don't cough near me> Synonyms about, by, around, next to, nighRelated Words alongside, beside; across, along, at; circa; toward (or towards)




near

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of near

  1. 1 to come near or nearer <as the procession nears, you'll be able to take a better picture of the graduates> Synonyms belly up, close, close in, come up, draw on, approach, nighRelated Words arrive, attain, come, gain, hit, land, make, reach, show up, turn up, waltz up; creep up, sneak up; adjoin, border, touch, vergeNear Antonyms clear out, depart, exit, go, leave, light out, pull out, quit, remove, run away, shove (off), take off, walk outAntonyms back (up or away), recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

  2. 2 to move closer to <as we near the church, you'll be able to see the bas-relief sculptures better> Synonyms advance, approach, come, nighRelated Words drop in, enter, pop (in)Near Antonyms depart, exit, leaveAntonyms go, recede (from), retreat, withdraw




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