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Synonyms of next in English:


  • 1 we shall turn to this issue in the next chapter the first residents move in next week
    following, succeeding, to come, upcoming
    [Antonyms] previous, preceding
  • 2 a brick wall separated the garden of the next house from ours
    neighbouring, adjacent, adjoining, next-door, bordering, abutting;
    closest, nearest, proximate
  • Phrases

    next of kin
    in the case of childless couples, your next of kin are your parents
    closest relative, closest relation, nearest blood relation/relative, closest family member
    the next world/life
    instead of offering salvation in the next world, it offers health and longevity in this one she passed into the next life a week later
    the hereafter, life after death, the afterlife, the life to come, the afterworld, the beyond;
    immortality, eternity, heaven, paradise


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  • people argued about where to go next
    then, after this/that, following that/this, after, afterwards, after that time, later, at a later time, subsequently, at a subsequent time
    [Antonyms] before
  • Phrases

    next to
    she sat down next to a window
    [Antonyms] away from
    beside, next door to, alongside, by/at the side of, abreast of, by, adjacent to, cheek by jowl with, side by side with;
    close to, near, nearest to, neighbouring, adjoining, abutting;
    next to nothing
    the market for ponies is poor and they fetch next to nothing the museum says next to nothing about the region's unique culture and history
    very small sum, pittance, trifle, flea-bite, trifling sum, drop in the ocean, insignificant sum, derisory sum, paltry sum;
    small change, pence;
    hardly anything, very little, the bare minimum
    informal peanuts, chicken feed, piddling amount, shoestring
    North American informal chump change
    South African informal tickey
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