Synonyms and Antonyms of across-the-board

belonging or relating to the whole

  • an across-the-board reduction in the state's budget because of declining revenues
Synonyms of across-the-board
Words Related to across-the-board
Near Antonyms of across-the-board
Antonyms of across-the-board


Synonyms and Antonyms of behind-the-scenes

2 undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others

  • behind-the-scenes negotiations that resulted in the hostages being released unharmed
Synonyms of behind-the-scenes
Words Related to behind-the-scenes
Near Antonyms of behind-the-scenes
Antonyms of behind-the-scenes


Synonyms and Antonyms of bred-in-the-bone

1 being such by habit and not likely to change

  • a bred-in-the-bone Democrat who always votes a straight ticket
Synonyms of bred-in-the-bone
Words Related to bred-in-the-bone
Near Antonyms of bred-in-the-bone

2 firmly established over time

  • bred-in-the-bone honesty earned him the nickname of "Honest Abe"
Synonyms of bred-in-the-bone
Words Related to bred-in-the-bone
Near Antonyms of bred-in-the-bone


variants: or down-at-heel also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels

Synonyms and Antonyms of down-at-the-heels

showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect

  • the stately mansion where he lives now is a far cry from the down-at-the-heels triple-decker in which he grew up
Synonyms of down-at-the-heels
Words Related to down-at-the-heels
Phrases Synonymous with down-at-the-heels

gone to seed

Near Antonyms of down-at-the-heels

down in the mouth

Synonyms and Antonyms of down in the mouth

feeling unhappiness

  • after a disastrous date like that, anyone would be down in the mouth
Synonyms of down in the mouth
Words Related to down in the mouth
Near Antonyms of down in the mouth
Antonyms of down in the mouth


Synonyms and Antonyms of down-the-line


Synonyms and Antonyms of down-to-the-wire

showing little difference in the standing of the competitors

  • a down-to-the-wire contest for the pennant
Synonyms of down-to-the-wire
Words Related to down-to-the-wire


Synonyms and Antonyms of dyed-in-the-wool

being such by habit and not likely to change

  • as a dyed-in-the-wool skeptic, I give these "confirmed" UFO sightings as much credence as I do the tooth fairy
Synonyms of dyed-in-the-wool
Words Related to dyed-in-the-wool
Near Antonyms of dyed-in-the-wool


Synonyms and Antonyms of middle-of-the-road

avoiding major social change or extreme political ideas

  • a candidate with middle-of-the-road views on most hot-button issues
Synonyms of middle-of-the-road
Words Related to middle-of-the-road
Near Antonyms of middle-of-the-road
Antonyms of middle-of-the-road


Synonyms and Antonyms of middle-of-the-roader

a person who holds moderate views

  • since the party's middle-of-the-roaders often lack verve, the activists inevitably nominate some extremist who can't win in the general election
Synonyms of middle-of-the-roader
Words Related to middle-of-the-roader
Near Antonyms of middle-of-the-roader
Antonyms of middle-of-the-roader


Synonyms and Antonyms of off-the-cuff

made or done without previous thought or preparation

  • having gotten into hot water with some unfortunate off-the-cuff remarks, the candidate now limits himself to his carefully prepared campaign speech
Synonyms of off-the-cuff
Words Related to off-the-cuff
Near Antonyms of off-the-cuff
Antonyms of off-the-cuff


adjective , chiefly British

Synonyms and Antonyms of off-the-peg

made beforehand in large numbers

  • accustomed to bespoke suits, he would never condescend to wear an off-the-peg smoking jacket
Synonyms of off-the-peg
Words Related to off-the-peg
Near Antonyms of off-the-peg
Antonyms of off-the-peg


Synonyms and Antonyms of off-the-rack

made beforehand in large numbers

  • the fashionistas were aghast that the actress would wear an off-the-rack dress to the Oscars
Synonyms of off-the-rack
Words Related to off-the-rack
Near Antonyms of off-the-rack
Antonyms of off-the-rack


Synonyms and Antonyms of off-the-shelf

made beforehand in large numbers

  • she chose to have her computer designed to her specifications rather than buying an off-the-shelf machine
Synonyms of off-the-shelf
Words Related to off-the-shelf
Near Antonyms of off-the-shelf
Antonyms of off-the-shelf


Synonyms and Antonyms of out-of-the-way

2 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced

  • there was nothing out-of-the-way about the hitchhiker's appearance that might arouse suspicion
Synonyms of out-of-the-way
Words Related to out-of-the-way
Near Antonyms of out-of-the-way
Antonyms of out-of-the-way


Synonyms and Antonyms of over-the-hill

being of advanced years and especially past middle age

  • the overwhelming majority of that rock band's fans are over-the-hill baby boomers on a nostalgia trip
Synonyms of over-the-hill
Words Related to over-the-hill
Phrases Synonymous with over-the-hill

long in the tooth, of a certain age

Near Antonyms of over-the-hill
Antonyms of over-the-hill


Synonyms and Antonyms of run-of-the-mill

1 being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events

  • just another run-of-the-mill suburb with its shopping malls and fast-food restaurants
Synonyms of run-of-the-mill
Words Related to run-of-the-mill
Phrases Synonymous with run-of-the-mill

par for the course

Near Antonyms of run-of-the-mill
Antonyms of run-of-the-mill


Synonyms and Antonyms of spur-of-the-moment

made or done without previous thought or preparation

  • a spur-of-the-moment trip to the zoo
Synonyms of spur-of-the-moment
Words Related to spur-of-the-moment
Near Antonyms of spur-of-the-moment
Antonyms of spur-of-the-moment

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up across-the-board? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!