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far

Synonyms of far in English:

adverb

  • 1 not far from the palace a fine garden was built
    a long way, a great distance, a good way, afar
    [Antonyms] near
  • 2 the liveliness of the production far outweighs any flaws
    to a great extent/degree, by much, by a great amount, by a great deal, by a long way, by far, by a mile, easily
    [Antonyms] slightly
  • Phrases

    by far
    1
    this would be by far the best solution
    by a great amount, by a good deal, by a long way/chalk/shot, by a mile, far and away;
    undoubtedly, doubtlessly, without doubt, without question, decidedly, markedly, positively, absolutely, easily, immeasurably;
    significantly, substantially, appreciably, noticeably, materially, beyond the shadow of a doubt, much
    far and away
    2
    they were far and away the most powerful union See by far
    far and near
    3
    guests had travelled from far and near to be there See everywhere
    far and wide
    4
    he was known far and wide See everywhere
    far from
    5
    staff were far from happy with the outcome
    not, not at all, nowhere near, a long way from, the opposite of
    go far
    6
    she was a girl who would go far
    [Antonyms] fail
    be successful, succeed, prosper, flourish, thrive, get on, get on in the world, make good, make one's way in the world, make headway/progress, gain advancement, climb the ladder of success, rise in the world, set the world on fire;
    British  set the Thames on fire
    informal make a name for oneself, make one's mark, go places, make it, make the grade, cut it, get somewhere, do all right for oneself, arrive, find a place in the sun, be someone
    go too far
    7
    they locked him up because he went too far
    go over the top, go to extremes, go overboard, not know when to stop
    so far
    8
  • 1 nobody had taken any notice of me so far
    until now, up till/to now, up to this point, as yet, thus far, hitherto, up to the present, until/till the present, to date, by this time
  • 2 his liberalism only extends so far
    to a certain extent, to a limited extent, up to a point, to a degree, to some extent, within reason, within limits
  • adjective

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  • 1 he'd travelled to far places in the war
    distant, faraway, far off;
    remote, out of the way, far flung, far removed, outlying, obscure, isolated, cut-off, inaccessible, off the beaten track, in the back of beyond, godforsaken
    [Antonyms] near, neighbouring
  • 2 a building on the far side of the campus
    further, more distant;
    opposite
    [Antonyms] near
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