Synonyms and Antonyms of deal

  1. a considerable amount <there is a great deal of waste in government> Synonyms abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yardRelated Words epidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillionNear Antonyms atom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpinessAntonyms ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace



Synonyms and Antonyms of deal

  1. 1 an arrangement about action to be taken <we made a deal to cooperate on the next assignment> Synonyms accord, bargain, compact, contract, convention, covenant, deal, disposition, pact, settlement, understandingRelated Words charter, treaty; binder, pledge, promise; alliance, association, entente, entente cordiale, league, partnership; acceptance, approval, assent, concurrence, consent, OK (or okay)

  2. 2 the transfer of ownership of something from one person to another for a price <we closed the deal for the house last week> Synonyms deal, trade, transactionRelated Words auction, silent auction; haggle, horse-trading, negotiation; bargain, buy, steal; purchase; clearance, closeout, fire sale; fair; garage sale, jumble sale [British], rummage sale, tag sale, yard sale

  3. 3 a formal agreement to fulfill an obligation <if the other party backs out of the deal after it's signed, you can sue> Synonyms bond, contract, covenant, deal, guaranty, surety, warrantyRelated Words oath, pledge, troth, vow, word; accord, bargain, compact, concordat, convention, pact, treaty; assurance, insurance, seal; bail, deposit, pawn, security

  4. 4 position with regard to conditions and circumstances <we don't yet know what the deal is with the new manager> Synonyms ball game, deal, footing, picture, posture, scene, status, storyRelated Words rank, standing; place, spot, state; score, status quo

  5. 5 something bought or offered for sale at a desirable price <that mail-order sweater isn't such a great deal after you factor in the cost of shipping and handling> Synonyms buy, deal, pennyworth, snip [British], stealRelated Words clearance, closeout, markdown; cheapie; bonus, freebie (or freebee), gift, giveaway, premium, present; boon, windfallNear Antonyms gouging, overcharge, rip-off, soaking; markup, surcharge; extravagance, luxury



Synonyms and Antonyms of deal

  1. 1 to carry on the business of buying and selling goods or other property <that store deals in used furniture> Synonyms trade, trafficRelated Words bargain, barter, horse-trade, negotiate, transact; auction, exchange, merchandise (also merchandize), rebuy, resell, swap; buy, pick up, purchase, take; distribute, fair-trade, market, peddle, retail, sell, supply, vend, wholesale; black-market, bootleg, fence, smuggle; corner, engross, monopolize, undersell; day-trade, invest, speculateNear Antonyms black [chiefly British], blackball, boycott

  2. 2 to talk over or dispute the terms of a purchase <you're going to have to learn how to deal if you want to buy a car at a fair price> Synonyms chaffer, bargain, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, negotiate, palterRelated Words argue, bicker, clash, fight, hassle, quarrel, quibble, squabble, wrangle; comparison shop, shop (around); barter, exchange, trade; hawk, peddle; buy, purchase

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