Synonyms of far in English:

far


See definition of far

adverb

1‘not far from the palace a fine garden was built’

SYNONYMS

a long way, a great distance, a good way, afar

ANTONYMS

near

2‘the liveliness of the production far outweighs any flaws’

SYNONYMS

much, very much, considerably, markedly, immeasurably, decidedly, greatly, significantly, substantially, appreciably, noticeably, materially, signally

to a great degree, to a great extent, by much, by a great amount, by a great deal, by a long way, by far, by a mile, easily

ANTONYMS

slightly


adjective

1‘he'd travelled to far places in the war’

SYNONYMS

distant, faraway, far off

remote, out of the way, far flung, far removed, outlying, obscure, isolated, cut-off, inaccessible, off the beaten track, in the back of beyond, godforsaken

ANTONYMS

near, neighbouring

2‘a building on the far side of the campus’

SYNONYMS

further, more distant

opposite

ANTONYMS

near


Phrases

    by far

      ‘this would be by far the best solution’

      SYNONYMS

      by a great amount, by a good deal, by a long chalk, by a long shot, by a long way, by a mile, far and away

      undoubtedly, doubtlessly, without doubt, without question, decidedly, markedly, positively, absolutely, easily, immeasurably

      significantly, substantially, appreciably, noticeably, materially, beyond the shadow of a doubt, much

      informal

      as sure as eggs is eggs

    far and away

      ‘they were far and away the most powerful union’

      See by far
    far and near

      ‘guests had travelled from far and near to be there’

    far and wide
    far from

      ‘staff were far from happy with the outcome’

      SYNONYMS

      not, not at all, nowhere near, a long way from, the opposite of

    go far

      ‘she was a girl who would go far’

      SYNONYMS

      be successful, succeed, prosper, flourish, thrive, get on, get on in the world, make good, make one's way in the world, make headway, make progress, gain advancement, climb the ladder of success, rise in the world, set the world on fire

      British

      set the Thames on fire

      informal

      make a name for oneself, make one's mark, go places, make it, make the grade, cut it, get somewhere, do all right for oneself, arrive, find a place in the sun, be someone

      ANTONYMS

      fail

      ‘you're a smart girl—you'll go far’

      SYNONYMS

      be successful, succeed, be a success, do well, do well for oneself, do all right for oneself, make progress, achieve a great deal, get on, get somewhere, get on in the world, get ahead, advance oneself, make good, set the world on fire

      informal

      make a name for oneself, make it, make one's mark, find a place in the sun

    go too far

      ‘they locked him up because he went too far’

      SYNONYMS

      go over the top, go to extremes, go overboard, not know when to stop

    so far

      1‘nobody had taken any notice of me so far’

      SYNONYMS

      until now, up till now, up to now, up to this point, as yet, thus far, hitherto, up to the present, till the present, until the present, to date, by this time

      rare

      heretofore, thitherto

      2‘his liberalism only extends so far’

      SYNONYMS

      to a certain extent, to a limited extent, up to a point, to a degree, to some extent, within reason, within limits