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equal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of equal

  1. 1 marked by justice, honesty, and freedom from bias the basic belief that everyone is entitled to equal opportunity in employment Synonyms candid, disinterested, dispassionate, fair, equitable, evenhanded, impartial, indifferent, just, nonpartisan, objective, square, unbiased, unprejudicedRelated Words frank, forthright, open, straight, straightforward; balanced, rational, reasonableNear Antonyms deceitful, deceptive, dishonest; arbitrary, unconscionable, unreasonable; jaundiced, unfriendly, unsympathetic; colored, distorted, warpedAntonyms biased, ex parte, inequitable, nonobjective, one-sided, partial, parti pris, partisan, prejudiced, unjust

  2. 2 resembling another in every respect as far as I can see, except for the high price, the store-brand jacket is equal to the jacket with the designer label Synonyms coequal, duplicate, same, even, identical, indistinguishableRelated Words akin, alike, analogous, comparable, coordinate, correspondent, corresponding, equivalent, like, look-alike, matching, parallel, similar, such, suchlike, synonymous, tantamountNear Antonyms differentiable, discriminable; divers, miscellaneous, sundry, varied, variousAntonyms different, disparate, dissimilar, distant, distinct, distinctive, distinguishable, diverse, nonidentical, other, unalike, unlike

  3. 3 having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance looking for someone equal to the challenge of running a large state university Synonyms able, capable, competent, fit, good, qualified, suitableRelated Words accomplished, ace, adept, experienced, expert, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), proficient, seasoned, skilled, skillful, veteran; overqualified; prepared, schooled, trained; apt, ready, willing; all-around (also all-round), protean, versatileNear Antonyms inexperienced, inexpert, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful; unprepared, unschooled, untrained; beginning, green, new, raw, untested, untriedAntonyms incompetent, inept, poor, unfit, unfitted, unqualified

  4. 4 free from emotional or mental agitation he proceeded, in an equal tone, to recount the terrible events of the day Synonyms collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, calm, level, limpid, peaceful, placid, possessed, recollected, sedate, self-composed, self-possessed, serene, smooth, together, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, untroubled, unworriedRelated Words even, even-keeled, steady, well-adjusted, well-balanced; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unshakable; centered, disciplined, equable, self-contained, self-controlled; affable, breezy, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, loosey-goosey, mellow; carefree, nonchalant, unconcerned; assured, confident, self-assured; aloof, detached, dispassionate, indifferent; bovine, impassive, phlegmatic, sober, stolid; relaxed, relieved, tranquilized (also tranquillized)Near Antonyms anxious, bothered, distressed, uneasy, unquiet, unsettled, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, restless, skittish, tense; high-strung, unstable, uptightAntonyms agitated, discomposed, disturbed, flustered, perturbed, unglued, unhinged, unstrung, upset


equal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of equal

  1. one that is equal to another in status, achievement, or value a basketball player who truly has no equal in his sport Synonyms coequal, compeer, coordinate, counterpart, equivalent, fellow, like, match, parallel, peer, rival Related Words analogue (or analog); double, half, mate, twin; associate, colleague, companion, copartner, partner; competitor


equal

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of equal

  1. 1 to produce something equal to (as in quality or value) no one has equaled Shakespeare's plays Synonyms match, meet, tie Related Words beat, better, eclipse, excel, outdistance, outdo, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; amount (to), approach, touch; approximate, keep up, measure up (to), parallel, rival, stack up (against or with)

  2. 2 to be the same in meaning or effect being confined to home for a whole weekend would equal a death sentence in the minds of a lot of teens Synonyms add up (to), come (to), correspond (to), emulate, amountRelated Words approach, match, measure (up), meet, rival, touch; connote, denote, express, import, mean, signify, smack (of), spell, suggest

  3. 3 to be the exact counterpart of in the British system a public school equals an American prep school Synonyms correspond (to), match, parallelRelated Words blend (with), conform (to), coordinate (with), go (with), harmonize (with); complement, supplement; counterbalance, counterpoise; echo, image, mirror, repeat; add up (to), amount (to), approach, come (to), near; measure (up), partake (of), rival, suggest


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