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Synonyms of beside in English:


  • 1 Kate walked beside him
    alongside, by/at the side of, next to, parallel to, abreast of, at someone's elbow;
    adjacent to, next door to, cheek by jowl with;
    bordering, abutting, neighboring
  • 2 beside Paula, she felt clumsy
    compared with/to, in comparison with/to, by comparison with, next to, against, contrasted with, in contrast to/with
  • Phrases

    beside oneself
    she was beside herself with worry
    distraught, overcome, out of one's mind, frantic, desperate, distracted, at one's wits' end, frenzied, wound up, worked up;
    hysterical, unhinged, mad, crazed
    beside the point
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