Synonyms of half in English:



  • half a bar of chocolate
    fifty per cent of, bisection of
    half a bar of chocolate
    [Antonyms] all


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  • he ate a half grapefruit for breakfast
    halved, divided in two, part, partial; bisected, in two equal parts/portions
    he ate a half grapefruit for breakfast
    [Antonyms] whole


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  • 2 I am half inclined to believe you
    to a certain extent/degree, to a limited extent/degree, to some extent/degree, (up) to a point, in part, partly, in some measure; almost, nearly, very nearly, just about, all but
    informal ish
    I am half inclined to believe you
    [Antonyms] fully


by halves

he operated on a grand scale and never did anything by halves
[Antonyms] thoroughly
incompletelyimperfectlyinadequatelyinsufficientlypartiallyscrappilyskimpilyto a limited extent/degree

too … by half

Rosemary is too clever by half undulyoverlyexcessivelyexceedinglyinordinatelydisproportionatelyfar tooto too great an extent/degreeby an excessive amountenormouslyconsiderablyuncommonlyveryultra- informaltoo-too


not half

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demi- related prefixes, as in demi-pension , demitasse
hemi- related prefix, as in hemisphere , hemiola
semi- related prefix, as in semicircle , semiconductor

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