Synonyms of beside in English:


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1‘Kate walked beside him’


alongside, by the side of, at the side of, next to, parallel to, abreast of, at someone's elbow, with, by

adjacent to, next door to, cheek by jowl with, hard by

bordering, abutting, neighbouring, close to, near, overlooking

archaic aside of

2‘beside Paula, she always felt clumsy’


compared with, in comparison with, next to, against, contrasted with, in contrast to, in contrast with


    beside oneself

      ‘Ursula was beside herself with worry’


      distraught, overcome, out of one's mind, frantic, desperate, distracted, not knowing what to do with oneself, at one's wits' end, frenzied, in a frenzy

      hysterical, unhinged, mad, crazed, berserk, demented

      emotional, wound up, worked up, fraught

    beside the point

      ‘his comments seem to me to be beside the point’


      irrelevant, immaterial, unimportant, not to the point, neither here nor there, nothing to do with it, not pertinent, not germane, off the subject, inapposite, inconsequential, incidental, pointless, out of place, wide of the mark, unconnected, peripheral, tangential, extraneous, extrinsic