Synonyms of great in English:

great


See definition of great

adjective

1‘academics waited with great interest for the book’

SYNONYMS

considerable, substantial, pronounced, sizeable, significant, appreciable, serious, exceptional, inordinate, extraordinary, special

ANTONYMS

little

2‘a great expanse of water’

SYNONYMS

large, big, extensive, expansive, broad, wide, sizeable, ample, spacious

vast, immense, huge, enormous, gigantic, massive, colossal, mammoth, monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, stupendous, unlimited, boundless, cosmic

informal humongous, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, dirty great

British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous

ANTONYMS

small

3‘a great big house’

SYNONYMS

very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, extraordinarily, remarkably, really, truly

informal dirty

4‘you great fool!’

SYNONYMS

absolute, total, utter, out-and-out, downright, thorough, complete

perfect, pure, positive, prize, decided, arrant, sheer, rank, unmitigated, unqualified, unadulterated, unalloyed, consummate, veritable, egregious

informal thundering

British informal right, proper

5‘the great writers of the Romantic age’

SYNONYMS

prominent, eminent, pre-eminent, important, distinguished, august, illustrious, noble

celebrated, noted, notable, noteworthy, famous, famed, honoured, esteemed, revered, renowned, acclaimed, admired, well known

leading, top, high, high-ranking, chief, major, main, principal, central

gifted, talented

outstanding, foremost, remarkable, exceptional, highly rated, first-rate, incomparable, superlative, unsurpassed, unexcelled, matchless, peerless, star, arch-

North American informal major league

ANTONYMS

minor

6‘a great power with a formidable navy’

SYNONYMS

powerful, dominant, influential, strong, potent, formidable, redoubtable

leading, important, illustrious, top-rank, of the first rank, first rate

foremost, major, main, chief, principal, capital, paramount, primary

ANTONYMS

minor

7‘the great castle of Montellana-Coronil’

SYNONYMS

magnificent, imposing, impressive, awe-inspiring, grand, splendid, majestic, monumental, glorious, sumptuous, resplendent, lavish, beautiful

ANTONYMS

modest

8‘he's a great sportsman’

SYNONYMS

expert, skilful, skilled, adept, adroit, accomplished, talented, fine, able, masterly, master, brilliant, virtuoso, magnificent, marvellous, outstanding, first class, first rate, elite, superb, proficient, very good

informal crack, ace, wizard, A1, class, hot, top-notch, stellar, out of this world, mean, demon

vulgar slang shit hot

ANTONYMS

poor

9‘I'm not really a great follower of fashion’

SYNONYMS

enthusiastic, eager, keen, zealous, devoted, ardent, fervent, fanatical, passionate, dedicated, diligent, assiduous, intent, habitual, active, vehement, hearty, wholehearted, committed, warm

ANTONYMS

unenthusiastic

10‘he's having a great time’

SYNONYMS

enjoyable, amusing, delightful, lovely

pleasant, congenial, diverting

exciting, thrilling

excellent, marvellous, wonderful, superb, first-class, first-rate, admirable, fine, splendid, very good, good

informal terrific, tremendous, smashing, fantastic, fabulous, fab, super, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, glorious, grand, magic, out of this world, cool

British informal brilliant, brill, champion, bosting

US informal on fleek

Australian NZ informal bonzer, beaut

British informal, dated capital, wizard, corking, spiffing, ripping, cracking, top-hole, topping, champion, beezer

North American informal, dated swell

ANTONYMS

bad

11‘the great thing is to regret nothing’

SYNONYMS

important, essential, crucial, critical, pivotal, vital, salient, significant, big

chief, main, principal, major, most important, uppermost, primary, prime, cardinal, central, key, Supreme, paramount, overriding

momentous, weighty, dominant, consequential

informal number one

ANTONYMS

inessential