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well

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of well

  1. 1 in a satisfactory way <our current system for dividing household chores works well, so let's keep it> Synonyms acceptably, adequately, all right, alright, creditably, decently, fine, good, middlingly, nicely, OK (or okay), passably, respectably, satisfactorily, serviceably, so-so, sufficiently, tolerably Related Words appropriately, aptly, congruously, correctly, decorously, felicitously, fittingly, happily, meetly, rightly, seemly, suitably; gratifyingly, satisfyingly; effectively, effectually, efficiently, neatly, tidily Near Antonyms unbearably; inappropriately, incorrectly, indecently, unsuitably; awfully, deplorably, disastrously, dreadfully, horrendously, horribly, horridly, miserably, terribly Antonyms bad, badly, deficiently, ill, inadequately, insufficiently, intolerably, poorly, unacceptably, unsatisfactorily

  2. 2 in a generous manner <a warm and gracious host who always treats guests well> Synonyms amply, bounteously, bountifully, freehandedly, freeheartedly, generously, handsomely, lavishly, liberally, munificently, openhandedly, unstintingly Related Words considerately, courteously, hospitably, kindly, nicely, reasonably, sweetly, thoughtfully; affably, amiably, cheerfully, cheerily, congenially, cordially, friendlily, genially, good-heartedly, good-naturedly, graciously; selflessly, ungrudgingly, unselfishly; altruistically, beneficently, benevolently, bigheartedly, charitably, humanely, kindheartedly, magnanimously, philanthropically Near Antonyms contemptuously, disdainfully, rudely, scornfully; obnoxiously, provocatively; coldly, coolly (also cooly), frigidly, hostilely; angrily, belligerently; begrudgingly, grudgingly Antonyms parsimoniously, stingily, ungenerously

  3. 3 in a skillful or expert manner <she plays the piano very well> Synonyms ably, adeptly, adroitly, artfully, capably, competently, consummately, deftly, expertly, masterfully, masterly, proficiently, skillfully Related Words aptly, fluently; cleanly, cleverly, dexterously, neatly, nimbly; easily, facilely, handily Near Antonyms inaptly; awkwardly, clumsily, crudely Antonyms amateurishly, artlessly, incapably, incompetently, inefficiently, ineptly, inexpertly, poorly, unskillfully

  4. 4 with good reason or courtesy <we cannot well get out of going to your cousin's wedding> Synonyms considerately, courteously, graciously, kindly, nicely, reasonably, thoughtfully Related Words pleasantly; excusably, fairly, justifiably, validly; discreetly, judiciously, prudently, sensibly, wisely; chivalrously, decorously, deferentially, gallantly, politely, respectfully, solicitously; compassionately, humanely, kindheartedly, sweetly, sympathetically Near Antonyms contemptuously, disdainfully, disrespectfully, impolitely, rudely, scornfully, snootily; cruelly, heartlessly, nastily, viciously; shabbily, unfairly Antonyms discourteously, inconsiderately, thoughtlessly

  5. 5 in a pleasing way <the day went well, despite the rough beginning> Synonyms agreeably, charmingly, delectably, deliciously, delightfully, dreamily, enchantingly, enjoyably, favorably, felicitously, fetchingly, gloriously, gratifyingly, great, nicely, palatably, pleasantly, pleasingly, pleasurably, prettily, satisfyingly, splendidly, sweetly, swimmingly, welcomely, winningly Related Words finely, grandly, magnificently; advantageously, helpfully; blessedly, fortunately, happily, luckily; excellently, superbly; marvelously, sensationally, wonderfully; attractively, beautifully, handsomely; appealingly, appetizingly, enticingly, invitingly, temptingly Near Antonyms abominably, appallingly, awfully, dreadfully, horrendously, horribly, horridly, shockingly, sickeningly, terribly, vilely; annoyingly, disgustingly, distressingly, irritatingly, vexingly Antonyms badly, disagreeably, ill, unpleasantly

  6. 6 to a full extent or degree <we are well aware that this home renovation is going to be costly> Synonyms all, all of, all over, altogether, clean, completely, dead, enough, entire, entirely, even, exactly, fast, flat, full, heartily, out, perfectly, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, soundly, thoroughly, through and through, totally, utterly, fully, wholly, wideRelated Words absolutely, categorically, cold, downright, hands down, plain, stone, stone-cold, unqualifiedly; basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, more or less, mostly, overall, predominantly, predominately, primarily, principally, substantially; abundantly, copiously, generously, greatlyNear Antonyms barely, hardly, just, kind of, marginally, minimally, scarcely, slightly, superficially; approximately, roughly, somewhatAntonyms half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly

  7. 7 without difficulty <he can well afford to spare the time> Synonyms easy, effortlessly, facilely, fluently, freely, handily, hands down, lightly, painlessly, readily, smoothly, easilyRelated Words ably, adeptly, adroitly, competently, deftly, dexterously, efficiently, expertly, masterfully, proficiently, skillfully; instinctively, intuitively, naturally, spontaneouslyNear Antonyms awkwardly, clumsily, gracelessly, ham-handedly, ineptly, maladroitly, unskillfully; meticulously, painfully, painstakingly, thoroughly; assiduously, diligently, indefatigably, industriously, intensely, intently, mightily, sedulously, tirelesslyAntonyms arduously, hardly, laboriously, strenuously




well

interjection

Synonyms and Antonyms of well

  1. how surprising, doubtful, or unbelievable <well, that is odd!> Synonyms ah, aha, come on, fie, indeed, my word, pshaw, no, what, whyRelated Words gee, gee whiz, ha, hello, hey, lo, oh; fiddlesticks, phooey, pooh; there; oops (or whoops also woops), ugh; egad, gad, gadzooks [archaic], the deuce, the devil, the dickens, zounds




well

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of well

  1. 1 a point or place at which something is invented or provided <his quirkily dysfunctional family proved to be a bottomless well of inspiration for the novelist> Synonyms cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, spring, source, wellspringRelated Words beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one

  2. 2 a small often deep body of water <the spot where the spring bubbles up to the surface and forms a deep well> Synonyms billabong [Australian], mere [chiefly British], puddle, stank [British dialect], {h,1}poolRelated Words basin, hole, sinkhole; swimming pool; lake, pond, water hole




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