Synonyms of best in English:

best

adjective

  • 1 the best hotel in Rhode Island
    finest, greatest, top, foremost, leading, preeminent, premier, prime, first, chief, principal, supreme, of the highest quality, superlative, par excellence, unrivaled, second to none, without equal, nonpareil, unsurpassed, peerless, matchless, unparalleled, unbeaten, unbeatable, optimum, optimal, ultimate, incomparable, ideal, perfect;
    informal star, number-one, a cut above the rest, top-drawer, the Cadillac of, the Rolls-Royce of
    [Antonyms] worst
  • 2 do whatever you think best
    most advantageous, most useful, most suitable, most fitting, most appropriate;
    most prudent, most sensible, most advisable
  • adverb

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  • 1 the best-dressed man
    to the highest standard, in the best way
    [Antonyms] worst
  • 2 the food he liked best
    most, to the highest/greatest degree
    [Antonyms] least
  • 3 this is best done at home
    most advantageously, most usefully, most suitably, most fittingly, most appropriately;
    most sensibly, most prudently, most wisely;
    better
  • noun

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  • 1 only the best will do
    finest, choicest, top, cream, choice, prime, elite, crème de la crème, flower, jewel in the crown, nonpareil
    informal tops, pick of the bunch
  • 2 she dressed in her best
    best clothes, finery, Sunday best
    informal glad rags
  • 3 give her my best
    best wishes, regards, kind/kindest regards, greetings, compliments, felicitations, respects;
  • verb

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  • 1 informal she was not to be bested
    defeat, beat, get the better of, outdo, outwit, outsmart, worst, be more than a match for, prevail over, vanquish, trounce, triumph over;
    surpass, outclass, outshine, put someone in the shade, overshadow, eclipse
    informal lick
  • Phrases

    do one's best

    we'll do our best to make sure you get a good education
    do one's utmost, try one's hardest, make every effort, do all one can, give one's all
    informal bend over backwards, do one's damnedest, go all out, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, break one's neck, move heaven and earth, bring one's A game, play one's A game

    had best

    you had best look elsewhere
    ought to, should

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