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safe

Synonyms of safe in English:

adjective

  • 1 the children are safe in bed the jewels are safe in the bank
    protected from harm/danger, shielded, sheltered, guarded, defended, secure, safe and sound, out of harm's way, all right
    [Antonyms] unsafe, insecure, at risk
  • 2 the missing children are all safe
    [Antonyms] in danger
  • 3 the building is quite safe it was a safe place to hide
    secure, sound, risk-free, low-risk, riskless, impregnable, unassailable, invulnerable
    [Antonyms] dangerous
  • 4 he's a safe person to be with
    trustworthy, capable of being trusted, trusty, faithful, reliable, dependable, responsible;
    level-headed, rational, sane, reasonable, sensible, sound, stable, mature, discreet, adult;
    capable, competent, conscientious;
    reputable, upright, honest, honourable
    [Antonyms] unreliable
  • 5 he's a safe driver on the safe side
    cautious, circumspect, prudent, chary, attentive;
    informalleery
    [Antonyms] reckless
  • 6 the makers of the drug say it is safe for most people
    [Antonyms] harmful
  • noun

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  • I'm proud of my medal and keep it in a safe
    strongbox, safety-deposit box, safe-deposit box, coffer, casket, money chest, cash box, repository, depository, locker;
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