Thesaurus

resort

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of resort

  1. 1 a place for spending time or for socializing the island port was once the resort of smugglers, pirates, and other unsavory characters Synonyms of resort haunt, purlieu, rendezvous, hangout, stamping ground, stomping groundWords Related to resort camp, canteen, club, clubhouse, country club, key club, service club, union; harbor, harborage, haven, nest, refuge, retreat, sanctuary

  2. 2 something that one uses to accomplish an end especially when the usual means is not available use this money only as a last resort Synonyms of resort expedient, recourse, resourceWords Related to resort hope, opportunity, possibility, relief; makeshift, replacement, stopgap, substitute

Synonym Discussion of resort

resource, resort, expedient, shift, makeshift, stopgap mean something one turns to in the absence of the usual means or source of supply. resource and resort apply to anything one falls back upon.
    • exhausted all of their resources
    • a last resort
expedient may apply to any device or contrivance used when the usual one is not at hand or not possible.
    • a flimsy expedient
shift implies a tentative or temporary imperfect expedient.
    • desperate shifts to stave off foreclosure
makeshift implies an inferior expedient adopted because of urgent need or allowed through indifference.
    • old equipment employed as a makeshift
stopgap applies to something used temporarily as an emergency measure.
    • a new law intended only as a stopgap


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