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well

adjective

Synonym Discussion of well

healthy, sound, wholesome, robust, hale, well mean enjoying or indicative of good health. healthy implies full strength and vigor as well as freedom from signs of disease.
    • a healthy family
sound emphasizes the absence of disease, weakness, or malfunction.
    • a sound heart
wholesome implies appearance and behavior indicating soundness and balance.
    • a face with a wholesome glow
robust implies the opposite of all that is delicate or sickly.
    • a lively, robust little boy
hale applies particularly to robustness in old age.
    • still hale at the age of eighty
well implies merely freedom from disease or illness.
    • she has never been a well person

well

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of well

  1. 1 in a satisfactory way our current system for dividing household chores works well, so let's keep it Synonyms of well acceptably, adequately, all right, alright, creditably, decently, fine, good, middlingly, nicely, OK (or okay), passably, respectably, satisfactorily, serviceably, so-so, sufficiently, tolerably Words Related to well appropriately, aptly, congruously, correctly, decorously, felicitously, fittingly, happily, meetly, rightly, seemly, suitably; gratifyingly, satisfyingly; effectively, effectually, efficiently, neatly, tidily Near Antonyms of well unbearably; inappropriately, incorrectly, indecently, unsuitably; awfully, deplorably, disastrously, dreadfully, horrendously, horribly, horridly, miserably, terribly Antonyms of well bad, badly, deficiently, ill, inadequately, insufficiently, intolerably, poorly, unacceptably, unsatisfactorily

  2. 2 in a generous manner a warm and gracious host who always treats guests well Synonyms of well amply, bounteously, bountifully, freehandedly, freeheartedly, generously, handsomely, lavishly, liberally, munificently, openhandedly, unstintingly Words Related to well considerately, courteously, hospitably, kindly, nicely, reasonably, sweetly, thoughtfully; affably, amiably, cheerfully, cheerily, congenially, cordially, friendlily, genially, good-heartedly, good-naturedly, graciously; selflessly, ungrudgingly, unselfishly; altruistically, beneficently, benevolently, bigheartedly, charitably, humanely, kindheartedly, magnanimously, philanthropically Near Antonyms of well contemptuously, disdainfully, rudely, scornfully; obnoxiously, provocatively; coldly, coolly (also cooly), frigidly, hostilely; angrily, belligerently; begrudgingly, grudgingly Antonyms of well parsimoniously, stingily, ungenerously

  3. 3 in a skillful or expert manner she plays the piano very well Synonyms of well ably, adeptly, adroitly, artfully, capably, competently, consummately, deftly, expertly, masterfully, masterly, proficiently, skillfully Words Related to well aptly, fluently; cleanly, cleverly, dexterously, neatly, nimbly; easily, facilely, handily Near Antonyms of well inaptly; awkwardly, clumsily, crudely Antonyms of well amateurishly, artlessly, incapably, incompetently, inefficiently, ineptly, inexpertly, poorly, unskillfully

  4. 4 with good reason or courtesy we cannot well get out of going to your cousin's wedding Synonyms of well considerately, courteously, graciously, kindly, nicely, reasonably, thoughtfully Words Related to well pleasantly; excusably, fairly, justifiably, validly; discreetly, judiciously, prudently, sensibly, wisely; chivalrously, decorously, deferentially, gallantly, politely, respectfully, solicitously; compassionately, humanely, kindheartedly, sweetly, sympathetically Near Antonyms of well contemptuously, disdainfully, disrespectfully, impolitely, rudely, scornfully, snootily; cruelly, heartlessly, nastily, viciously; shabbily, unfairly Antonyms of well discourteously, inconsiderately, thoughtlessly

  5. 5 in a pleasing way the day went well, despite the rough beginning Synonyms of well agreeably, charmingly, delectably, deliciously, delightfully, dreamily, enchantingly, enjoyably, favorably, felicitously, fetchingly, gloriously, gratifyingly, great, nicely, palatably, pleasantly, pleasingly, pleasurably, prettily, satisfyingly, splendidly, sweetly, swimmingly, welcomely, winningly Words Related to well finely, grandly, magnificently; advantageously, helpfully; blessedly, fortunately, happily, luckily; excellently, superbly; marvelously, sensationally, wonderfully; attractively, beautifully, handsomely; appealingly, appetizingly, enticingly, invitingly, temptingly Near Antonyms of well abominably, appallingly, awfully, dreadfully, horrendously, horribly, horridly, shockingly, sickeningly, terribly, vilely; annoyingly, disgustingly, distressingly, irritatingly, vexingly Antonyms of well badly, disagreeably, ill, unpleasantly

  6. 6 to a full extent or degree we are well aware that this home renovation is going to be costly Synonyms of well all, all of, all over, altogether, clean, completely, dead, enough, entire, entirely, even, exactly, fast, flat, full, heartily, out, perfectly, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, soundly, thoroughly, through and through, totally, utterly, fully, wholly, wideWords Related to well absolutely, categorically, cold, downright, hands down, plain, stone, stone-cold, unqualifiedly; basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, more or less, mostly, overall, predominantly, predominately, primarily, principally, substantially; abundantly, copiously, generously, greatlyNear Antonyms of well barely, hardly, just, kind of, marginally, minimally, scarcely, slightly, superficially; approximately, roughly, somewhatAntonyms of well half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly

  7. 7 without difficulty he can well afford to spare the time Synonyms of well easy, effortlessly, facilely, fluently, freely, handily, hands down, lightly, painlessly, readily, smoothly, easilyWords Related to well ably, adeptly, adroitly, competently, deftly, dexterously, efficiently, expertly, masterfully, proficiently, skillfully; instinctively, intuitively, naturally, spontaneouslyNear Antonyms of well awkwardly, clumsily, gracelessly, ham-handedly, ineptly, maladroitly, unskillfully; meticulously, painfully, painstakingly, thoroughly; assiduously, diligently, indefatigably, industriously, intensely, intently, mightily, sedulously, tirelesslyAntonyms of well arduously, hardly, laboriously, strenuously


well

interjection

Synonyms and Antonyms of well

  1. how surprising, doubtful, or unbelievable well, that is odd! Synonyms of well ah, aha, come on, fie, indeed, my word, pshaw, no, what, whyWords Related to well gee, gee whiz, ha, hello, hey, lo, oh; fiddlesticks, phooey, pooh; there; oops (or whoops also woops), ugh; egad, gad, gadzooks [archaic], the deuce, the devil, the dickens, zounds


well

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of well

  1. 1 a point or place at which something is invented or provided his quirkily dysfunctional family proved to be a bottomless well of inspiration for the novelist Synonyms of well cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, spring, source, wellspringWords Related to well beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one

  2. 2 a small often deep body of water the spot where the spring bubbles up to the surface and forms a deep well Synonyms of well billabong [Australian], mere [chiefly British], puddle, stank [British dialect], poolWords Related to well basin, hole, sinkhole; swimming pool; lake, pond, water hole


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