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borderline

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of borderline

  1. located at or near a border <a borderline region that is claimed by both countries> Synonyms frontier, marginal Related Words outermost, outmost; exterior, external, outer, outside, outward Near Antonyms inner, inside, internal, inward; inmost, innermost; central, mid, middle Antonyms interior


borderline

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of borderline

  1. very close to but not completely <your answer was borderline rude, so I would advise you to be more diplomatic in the future> Synonyms about, all but, almost, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, 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


borderline

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of borderline

  1. the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something <the actual borderline separating the two properties is now being disputed> Synonyms border, bound, boundary, brim, circumference, compass, confines, edge, edging, end, frame, fringe, hem, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, skirt, skirting, vergeRelated Words ambit; brink, crest, curb, cusp, lip; ceiling, maximum; demarcation, extent, limitation, measure, mere, restriction, termination; borderland, frontier, march, outskirts, pale, selvage; lap; shoreNear Antonyms center, core, heart; inner, inside, interior, middle, within


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