Synonyms of miss in English

: miss1miss2

miss1


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verb

1‘the shot he fired missed her by inches’

SYNONYMS

fail to hit, be wide of, go wide of, fall short of

ANTONYMS

hit

2‘Mandy missed the catch and flung the ball back rather crossly’

SYNONYMS

fail to catch, drop, fumble, fluff, bungle, mishandle, misfield, mishit

ANTONYMS

catch

3‘I'll miss my bus now’

SYNONYMS

be too late for, fail to catch, fail to get

ANTONYMS

catch

4‘I'm sorry, I missed what you said’

SYNONYMS

fail to hear, fail to take in, mishear, misunderstand

5‘you can't miss the station because it's so big’

SYNONYMS

fail to notice, fail to see, overlook, pass over, forget

ANTONYMS

see, notice

6‘she never missed a meeting that I remember’

SYNONYMS

fail to attend, be too late for, absent oneself from, be absent from, play truant from, take French leave from, cut, skip, omit

British informal skive off

ANTONYMS

attend

7‘don't miss this exciting opportunity!’

SYNONYMS

fail to take advantage of, fail to grasp, fail to seize, fail to take, let slip, let go, let pass, forfeit, pass up, lose out on, overlook, disregard

8‘I left my flat early to try to miss the rush-hour traffic’

SYNONYMS

avoid, beat, evade, escape, dodge, sidestep, elude, get round, circumvent, steer clear of, give a wide berth to, find a way round, bypass, skirt, cheat, duck

ANTONYMS

get caught up in

9‘she loved her father and missed him when he was away’

SYNONYMS

pine for, yearn for, ache for, long for, long to see, regret the absence of, regret the loss of, feel the loss of, feel nostalgic for, need

10‘we did not miss the children until darkness fell’

SYNONYMS

notice the absence of, find missing


noun

1‘one hit and three misses’

SYNONYMS

failure, omission, slip, blunder, error, mistake, fiasco

informal flop

ANTONYMS

hit


Synonyms of miss in English

: miss1miss2

miss2


See definition of miss

noun

1‘that little miss knows more than she lets on’

SYNONYMS

young woman, young lady, girl, schoolgirl, slip of a girl

girlie, missy, lass, maiden, maid

nymphet, belle, baby doll

Scottish lassie

Irish colleen

informal babe, chick, bit, doll, teenybopper

British informal popsy, bird, bint, poppet

North American informal broad, dame, patootie

Irish informal mot

NZ Australian informal sheila

informal, dated filly, baggage

North American informal, dated bobby-soxer

literary damsel, nymph

archaic, humorous wench


Phrases

    miss someone/something out

      SYNONYMS

      leave out, exclude, fail to include, except, miss, miss off, fail to mention, pass over, skip

      British informal

      give something a miss

      miss
    give something a miss

      ‘if you are not a fan of rock music then I would give it a miss’

      SYNONYMS

      avoid, keep away from, stay away from, steer clear of, circumvent, give a wide berth to, keep at arm's length, fight shy of