Synonyms of great in English:



  • 1 academics waited with great interest for the book
    considerable, substantial, pronounced, sizeable, significant, appreciable, serious, exceptional, inordinate, extraordinary, special
    [Antonyms] little
  • 2 a great expanse of water
    large, big, extensive, expansive, broad, wide, sizeable, ample, spacious; vast, immense, huge, enormous, gigantic, massive, colossal, mammoth, monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, stupendous, unlimited, boundless, cosmic
    informal humongous, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, dirty great
    British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous
    [Antonyms] small
  • 3 a great big house
  • 5 the great writers of the Romantic age
    prominent, eminent, pre-eminent, important, distinguished, august, illustrious, noble; celebrated, noted, notable, noteworthy, famous, famed, honoured, esteemed, revered, renowned, acclaimed, admired, well known; leading, top, high, high-ranking, chief, major, main, principal, central; gifted, talented; outstanding, foremost, remarkable, exceptional, highly rated, first-rate, incomparable, superlative, unsurpassed, unexcelled, matchless, peerless, star, arch-
    North American informal major league
    [Antonyms] minor
  • 6 a great power with a formidable navy
    powerful, dominant, influential, strong, potent, formidable, redoubtable; leading, important, illustrious, top-rank, of the first rank, first rate; foremost, major, main, chief, principal, capital, paramount, primary
    [Antonyms] minor
  • 7 the great castle of Montellana-Coronil
    [Antonyms] modest
  • 8 he's a great sportsman
    [Antonyms] poor
  • 9 I'm not really a great follower of fashion
    enthusiastic, eager, keen, zealous, devoted, ardent, fervent, fanatical, passionate, dedicated, diligent, assiduous, intent, habitual, active, vehement, hearty, wholehearted, committed, warm
    [Antonyms] unenthusiastic
  • 10 he's having a great time
    enjoyable, amusing, delightful, lovely; pleasant, congenial, diverting; exciting, thrilling; excellent, marvellous, wonderful, superb, first-class, first-rate, admirable, fine, splendid, very good, good
    British informal brilliant, brill, champion, bosting
    Australian/New Zealand informal bonzer, beaut
    British informal , dated capital, wizard, corking, spiffing, ripping, cracking, top-hole, topping, champion, beezer
    North American informal , dated swell
    [Antonyms] bad
  • 11 the great thing is to regret nothing
    important, essential, crucial, critical, pivotal, vital, salient, significant, big; chief, main, principal, major, most important, uppermost, primary, prime, cardinal, central, key, supreme, paramount, overriding; momentous, weighty, dominant, consequential
    informal number one
    [Antonyms] inessential
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