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about

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of about

  1. 1 on all sides or in every direction people standing about waiting for a salesclerk to assist them Synonyms of about around, roundWords Related to about all over, everyplace, everywhere; abroad, afloat, hereabouts (or hereabout)

  2. 2 toward the opposite direction turned about and saw the dog following him Synonyms of about around, back, backward (or backwards), roundWords Related to about behind, down, downward (or downwards), rearward (also rearwards); obversely, reversely; across, athwart, counter, counterclockwise, widdershins (also withershins)Near Antonyms of about clockwise, deasil

  3. 3 very close to but not completely about as many women as men signed up for the course in auto repair Synonyms of about almost, all but, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nighWords Related to about appreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhatNear Antonyms of about 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's about a mile to the nearest gas station Synonyms of about approximately, around, like, more or less, much, near, plus or minus, roughly, say, someWords Related to about generally, kind of, loosely; nearly, nominally, practically, virtually, well-nighNear Antonyms of about due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarelyAntonyms of about exactly, precisely

  5. 5 in one place and another his garage was a dirty, cluttered place with various tools and engine parts just lying about Synonyms of about here and there, around, passimWords Related to about all over, everyplace, everywhere, far and wide, high and low, right and left, throughout, ubiquitouslyNear Antonyms of about nowhere


about

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of about

  1. 1 having to do with a poignant story about a young man who goes off to war Synonyms of about apropos, apropos of, as far as, as for, as regards (also as respects), as to, concerning, of, on, regarding, respecting, touching, toward (or towards) Words Related to about over Phrases in regard to, in respect to, in view of, with regard to, with respect to

  2. 2 close to about the hedge there was a picket fence Synonyms of about around, by, near, next to, nighWords Related to about alongside, beside; across, along, at; circa; toward (or towards)

  3. 3 in random positions within the boundaries of sparrows hopping about the lawn near the bird feeder Synonyms of about around, across, over, round, through, throughoutWords Related to about on



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