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going

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of going

  1. 1 accepted, used, or practiced by most people what's the going price for a good used washing machine? Synonyms of going conventional, customary, current, popular, prevailing, prevalent, standard, stock, usualWords Related to going average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary; regular, routine; epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread; accustomed, wonted; fashionable, in, modish, stylishNear Antonyms of going abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, uncommonAntonyms of going nonstandard, unconventional, unpopular, unusual

  2. 2 being in effective operation he just can't keep his small bookstore going Synonyms of going alive, functional, functioning, active, live, living, on, operating, operational, operative, running, workingWords Related to going effective, effectual; employable, operable, usable (also useable), viable, workable; performing, producing, productive, serving, useful, yielding; astir, bustling, busy, dynamic, flourishing, humming, roaring, thrivingNear Antonyms of going deactivated, decommissioned; ineffective, ineffectual, useless; inoperable, unusable, unworkable; arrested, asleep, dormant, fallow, idle, inert, latent, lifeless, nonproductive, quiescent, sleepy, stagnating, unproductive, vegetatingAntonyms of going broken, dead, inactive, inoperative, kaput (also kaputt), nonactivated, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperating, nonoperational, nonoperative

  3. 3 having attained a desired end or state of good fortune our continued partnership with them is a going concern Synonyms of going flourishing, successful, palmy, prosperous, thriving, triumphantWords Related to going coming, promising; booming, growing, roaring, robust; boffo, gangbusters (also gangbuster), runaway, sockoNear Antonyms of going futureless, hopeless, inauspicious, no-good, unpromising; collapsing, failing, flopping, flunking, folding, washing-out; declining, slipping, slumping, waning; bankrupt, kaput (also kaputt), kerflooey; destroyed, ruined, wreckedAntonyms of going failed, unsuccessful


going

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of going

  1. 1 forward movement in time or place tried to get down the hill quickly, but it was slow going with an injured foot Synonyms of going advancement, furtherance, advance, headway, march, onrush, passage, process, procession, progress, progressionWords Related to going current, drift, flow, flux, stream, way; advent, approach, arrival, coming, nearing; bound, jump, leap, step, stride; impetus, momentumNear Antonyms of going backwash, ebb, reflux; retraction, return, reversal, reverse; about-face, turnabout, turnaroundAntonyms of going recess, recession, regress, regression, retreat, retrogression

  2. 2 the act of leaving a place was so absorbed in her TV show she didn't notice his comings or goings Synonyms of going decamping, decampment, departing, exit, exiting, farewell, departure, leave, leave-taking, lighting out, outgo, parting, quitting, walking outWords Related to going flight, retirement, retreat, running away, withdrawal; diaspora, emigration, evacuation, exodus; embarkation, embarkment; disembarkation, egress; abandonment, forsaking, relinquishmentNear Antonyms of going coming; approach, entrance, ingressAntonyms of going advent, appearance, arrival



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