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Synonyms of out in English:

adjective & adverb

  • 1 I'm afraid she's out at the moment
    not here, not at home, not in, gone away, away, elsewhere, absent, away from one's desk
    [Antonyms] in
  • 2 the secret was soon out
    revealed, in the open, out in the open, common knowledge, public knowledge, known, disclosed, divulged, exposed
    [Antonyms] unknown, secret
  • 3 the roses are out
    in flower, flowering, in bloom, in full bloom, blooming, in blossom, blossoming, open
    [Antonyms] in bud
  • 4 the book should be out by the end of the month
    available, obtainable, in the shops, published, in print, issued
  • 5 the fire was nearly out
    not burning, extinguished, no longer alight, quenched, doused, dead, defunct
  • 6 grunge is out
    no longer in fashion, out of fashion, unfashionable, out of style, dated, out of date, outdated, not in, behind the times;
    informalold hat, not with it
    [Antonyms] fashionable
  • 7 smoking is out and so is too much alcohol
    forbidden, not permitted, not allowed, proscribed, taboo, impermissible, unacceptable, not advisable
    informalnot on
    [Antonyms] permitted, ok
  • 8 he was slightly out in his calculations
    [Antonyms] spot on, accurate
  • Phrases

    out cold

    informalkayoed, dead to the world
    British informalspark out
    raresoporose, soporous


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  • informal it was not our intention to out him
    expose, unmask, uncover
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