Synonyms of half in English:

half


See definition of half

noun

1‘half a bar of chocolate’

SYNONYMS

fifty per cent of, bisection of

ANTONYMS

all


adjective

1‘he ate a half grapefruit for breakfast’

SYNONYMS

halved, divided in two, part, partial

bisected, in two equal parts, in two equal portions

ANTONYMS

whole


adverb

1‘the chicken is half cooked’

SYNONYMS

partially, partly, incompletely, inadequately, insufficiently, slightly, barely, in part, part, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, in some measure

not totally, not wholly, not entirely, not fully

ANTONYMS

completely

2‘I am half inclined to believe you’

SYNONYMS

to a certain degree, to a certain extent, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, to some degree, to some extent, in part, partly, in some measure

almost, nearly, very nearly, just about, all but

informal ish

ANTONYMS

fully


Phrases

    by halves

      ‘he operated on a grand scale and never did anything by halves’

      SYNONYMS

      incompletely, imperfectly, inadequately, insufficiently, partially, scrappily, skimpily, to a limited degree, to a limited extent

      ANTONYMS

      thoroughly

    too … by half

      ‘Rosemary is too clever by half’

      SYNONYMS

      unduly, overly, excessively, exceedingly, inordinately, disproportionately, far too, to too great an degree, to too great an extent, by an excessive amount

      enormously, considerably, uncommonly, very, ultra-

      informal

      too-too

    not half

      1‘that doesn't half make you feel old!’

      SYNONYMS

      really, certainly, definitely, decidedly, assuredly, surely, very much, to a great extent, to a considerable extent, for sure, indeed

      informal

      undeniably, undoubtedly, indubitably, irrefutably, incontrovertibly, incontestably, unequivocally

      2‘the players are not half bad’

      SYNONYMS

      not at all, not a bit, not in any way, by no means, absolutely not, most certainly not, not for a moment, not nearly, not the slightest bit, to no extent