Synonyms of best in English:

best


See definition of best

adjective

1‘the best hotel in Paris’

SYNONYMS

finest, greatest, top, foremost, leading, pre-eminent, premier, prime, first, chief, principal, supreme, of the highest quality, superlative, unrivalled, second to none, without equal, nonpareil, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, peerless, matchless, unparalleled, unbeaten, unbeatable, unexcelled, optimum, optimal, ultimate, surpassing, incomparable, ideal, perfect

highest, record-breaking

British top of the range

US top of the line

par excellence

informal star, number-one, one-in-a-million, a cut above the rest, top-drawer

rare unexampled

ANTONYMS

worst

2‘do whatever you think best’

SYNONYMS

most advantageous, most suitable, most fitting, most appropriate, most apt

most prudent, most sensible, most advisable, most desirable


adverb

1‘the best-dressed man in Britain’

SYNONYMS

to the highest standard, in the best way

ANTONYMS

worst

2‘the food he liked best’

SYNONYMS

most, to the greatest degree, to the highest degree

ANTONYMS

least

3‘this is best done at home’

SYNONYMS

most sensibly, most prudently, most wisely, most suitably, most fittingly, most advantageously, most usefully

better


noun

1‘people for whom only the best will do’

SYNONYMS

finest, top, cream, choice, choicest, prime, elite, crème de la crème, flower, jewel in the crown, nonpareil

informal the tops, the pick of the bunch

2‘he always tries to see the best in others’

SYNONYMS

most favourable aspect, most pleasant aspect, best point

advantage, asset, virtue, good point

3‘she dressed in her best’

SYNONYMS

best clothes, finery, Sunday best

informal best bib and tucker, glad rags

4‘give her my best when you see her’

SYNONYMS

best wishes, regards, kind regards, kindest regards, greetings, compliments, compliments of the season, felicitations, respects

love


verb

1‘he won't like being bested by a woman’

SYNONYMS

defeat, beat, get the better of, gain the advantage over, get the upper hand over, outdo, outwit, outsmart, worst, be more than a match for, prevail over, conquer, vanquish, trounce, triumph over

surpass, outclass, outshine, put someone in the shade, overshadow, eclipse

lick, get one over on

US own


Phrases

    had best

      ‘I'd best be going’

      SYNONYMS

      ought to, should

      best
    at one's best

      ‘Lily was not at her best yesterday’

      SYNONYMS

      on top form, in the pink, in great shape, in the best of health

      peak, prime

      British informal

      on song

      rare

      in fine feather

    do one's best

      ‘Caroline had done her best to help him’

      SYNONYMS

      do one's utmost, try one's hardest, try as hard as one can, make every effort, spare no effort, do all one can, give one's all, be at pains

      informal

      bend over backwards, fall over backwards, lean over backwards, do one's damnedest, go all out, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, break one's neck, move heaven and earth

      North American informal

      do one's darnedest, do one's durnedest

      Australian informal

      go for the doctor