Thesaurus

choice

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of choice

  1. 1 having qualities that appeal to a refined taste choice chocolates for which chocolate lovers are willing to pay extra Synonyms of choice dainty, delicate, elegant, exquisite, fine, rare, recherché, select Words Related to choice bijou, jewellike; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special; elite, exclusive; classic, excellent, fabulous, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous (or marvellous), noble, outstanding, par excellence, premium, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, transcendant, unsurpassed, wonderful; ultrarare Near Antonyms of choice coarse, gross, kitsch, kitschy, lowbrow, raffish, rough, rough-hewn, tasteless, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar; commercial, mass-produced, popular; common, ordinary; average, lesser, mediocre, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-class, second-rate; deficient, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting

  2. 2 of the very best kind thus far, the pool of applicants for the job has been less than choice Synonyms of choice A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, excellent, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulWords Related to choice acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms of choice bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of choice atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

  3. 3 singled out from a number or group as more to one's liking the restaurant offers a small but choice list of wines from some of Europe's finest viticultural regions Synonyms of choice cherry-picked, select, chosen, elect, favored, favorite, first-line, handpicked, picked, preferred, selectedWords Related to choice fashionable; exclusive; culled, picked over, screened, weeded (out), winnowed (out)Near Antonyms of choice average, common, commonplace, ordinary, run-of-the-mill

Synonym Discussion of choice

choice, exquisite, elegant, rare, delicate, dainty mean having qualities that appeal to a cultivated taste. choice stresses preeminence in quality or kind.
    • choice fabric
exquisite implies a perfection in workmanship or design that appeals only to very sensitive taste.
    • an exquisite gold bracelet
elegant applies to what is rich and luxurious but restrained by good taste.
    • a sumptuous but elegant dining room
rare suggests an uncommon excellence.
    • rare beauty
delicate implies exquisiteness, subtlety, and fragility.
    • delicate craftsmanship
dainty sometimes carries an additional suggestion of smallness and of appeal to the eye or palate.
    • dainty sandwiches

choice

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of choice

  1. 1 the power, right, or opportunity to choose you have no choice: you have to go to the conference Synonyms of choice alternative, discretion, druthers [dialect], election, liberty, option, pick, preference, selection, volition, way Words Related to choice determination, free will, will; say, voice, vote; inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, proclivity, propensity, tendency; discernment, judgment (or judgement), perspicacity Near Antonyms of choice coercion, duress, force; duty, obligation; Hobson's choice

  2. 2 a person or thing that is chosen my choice for best song of all time Synonyms of choice bet, chosen, pick, selection Words Related to choice favorite, like, liking, preference; elective, option; appointment, designation, nomination; appointee, candidate, nominee, selectee; preselection Antonyms of choice rejectee

  3. 3 individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class that school accepts only the choice of the city's crop of high school students Synonyms of choice A-list, aristocracy, best, elite, corps d'elite, cream, crème de la crème, elect, fat, flower, illuminati, pick, pink, pride, priesthood, prime, royalty, upper crustWords Related to choice establishment, gentry, nobility, quality, society, top, top drawer, upper class; caviar (also caviare); who's whoNear Antonyms of choice commoners, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, rank and file, unwashed

  4. 4 the act or power of making one's own choices or decisions the prisoner had no choice but to do what he was told Synonyms of choice accord, autonomy, free will, self-determination, volition, willWords Related to choice election, preference, selection; bent, devices, disposition, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; alternative, discretion, option, pick, wayNear Antonyms of choice coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, force, pressure

  5. 5 the act or process of selecting you'll have to make a choice eventually Synonyms of choice selection, choosing, election, picking, selectingWords Related to choice option; appointment, assignment, designation, naming, nomination; decision

Synonym Discussion of choice

choice, option, alternative, preference, selection, election mean the act or opportunity of choosing or the thing chosen. choice suggests the opportunity or privilege of choosing freely.
    • freedom of choice
option implies a power to choose that is specifically granted or guaranteed.
    • the option of paying now or later
alternative implies a need to choose one and reject another possibility.
    • equally attractive alternatives
preference suggests a choice guided by one's judgment or predilections.
    • a preference for cool weather
selection implies a range of choice.
    • a varied selection of furniture
election implies an end or purpose which requires exercise of judgment.
    • doing a tax return forces certain elections on you


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