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Synonyms of far in English:


  • 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

    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

    they were far and away the most powerful union See by far

    far and near

    guests had travelled from far and near to be there See everywhere

    far and wide

    he was known far and wide See everywhere

    far from

    staff were far from happy with the outcome
    not, not at all, nowhere near, a long way from, the opposite of

    go far

    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
    informalmake 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

    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

  • 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
    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;
    [Antonyms] near
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