Synonyms and Antonyms of way

  1. to a great degree “Oh, I'm just way thrilled to be here!” the pageant contestant gushed Synonyms of way achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous [chiefly dialect], mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, very, whacking, wicked, wildlyWords Related to way absolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringlyNear Antonyms of way meagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcelyAntonyms of way little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat



Synonyms and Antonyms of way

  1. 1 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel the town honored the local sports hero by naming after him a short way connecting two shopping centers Synonyms of way arterial, artery, avenue, boulevard, carriageway [British], drag, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, pike, road, roadway, route, row, street, thoroughfare, thruway, trace, turnpike Words Related to way causeway; autobahn, autoroute, autostrada, dual carriageway [chiefly British], interstate, motorway [chiefly British], superhighway; beltway, bypass, parkway, ring road [chiefly British]; corniche, switchback; through street; high street [British], Main Street; backstreet, branch, bystreet, byway, crossroad, secondary road, shunpike, side road, side street; alley, alleyway; circle, lane, laneway [British], mews [chiefly British], place; close [chiefly British], cul-de-sac, dead end; corridor; track, trail

  2. 2 a usual manner of behaving or doing she's set in her ways and is not about to change Synonyms of way custom, fashion, habitude, pattern, practice (also practise), ritual, second nature, trick, habit, wontWords Related to way addiction; disposition; bent, inclination, proclivity, set, tendency, tenor, turn; bag, convention, form, mode, style; usage, use; deportment, manners, mores; drill, groove, jog trot, regime (also régime), regimen, rote, routine, rut; affectation, airs, pose; attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; eccentricity, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic

  3. 3 an established course for traveling from one place to another took the regular way to work Synonyms of way approach, avenue, path, route, passageWords Related to way bypath, byway, lane, laneway [British]; artery, boulevard, bypass, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, passageway, pike, road, roadway, routeway [chiefly British], row, street, thoroughfare, turnpike; walk, walkway; trace, track, trail; airway; bikeway, cycleway [British]; channel, gat, watercourse, waterway; door, doorway, gate, gateway, hatch, portal

  4. 4 an established pattern of behavior that's just his way, so pay him no mind Synonyms of way aptness, proneness, propensity, tendencyWords Related to way affinity, aptitude, bent, disposition, inclination, leaning, mind-set, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, turn; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), routine, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, trickNear Antonyms of way averseness, disinclination, dislike, indisposition

  5. 5 an extent or area available for or used up by some activity or thing made way for them to pass Synonyms of way elbow room, place, space, roomWords Related to way capacity, compass, range, scope; berth, clearance, freedom, latitude, leeway, play

  6. 6 the direction along which something or someone moves go the same way that the school bus does Synonyms of way course, line, pathway, route, routeway [chiefly British], steps, track, pathWords Related to way circle, circuit, loop, orbit; arc, flight path, trajectory; ascent, descent

  7. 7 the means or procedure for doing something figured out the best way to accomplish the task Synonyms of way approach, fashion, form, how, manner, methodology, recipe, strategy, style, system, tack, tactics, technique, methodWords Related to way mode, modus operandi; blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, intrigue, layout, line, model, plan, plot, program, route, scheme; expedient, move, shift, step; practice (also practise), process, routine; policy

  8. 8 the opening through which one can enter or leave a structure we came in the back way Synonyms of way doorway, entrance, gate, gateway, doorWords Related to way hatch, hatchway

  9. 9 the power, right, or opportunity to choose have it your way Synonyms of way alternative, discretion, druthers [dialect], election, liberty, option, pick, preference, selection, volition, choiceWords Related to way determination, free will, will; say, voice, vote; inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, proclivity, propensity, tendency; discernment, judgment (or judgement), perspicacityNear Antonyms of way coercion, duress, force; duty, obligation; Hobson's choice

  10. 10 the space or amount of space between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects it's just a little way down the road Synonyms of way lead, length, remove, spacing, spread, stretch, distanceWords Related to way altitude, area, breadth, depth, height, rise, space, volume, width; extension, extent; cast, range, reach, scope, shot, sweep, throw; drop, fall, flight, haul; berth, clearance

Synonym Discussion of way

method, mode, manner, way, fashion, system mean the means taken or procedure followed in achieving an end. method implies an orderly logical arrangement usually in steps.
    • effective teaching methods
mode implies an order or course followed by custom, tradition, or personal preference.
    • the preferred mode of transportation
manner is close to mode but may imply a procedure or method that is individual or distinctive.
    • an odd manner of conducting
way is very general and may be used for any of the preceding words.
    • has her own way of doing things
fashion may suggest a peculiar or characteristic way of doing something.
    • rushing about in his typical fashion
system suggests a fully developed or carefully formulated method often emphasizing rational orderliness.
    • a filing system

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