Synonyms of off in English:

off


See definition of off

adverb

1‘the youths scrambled out of the car and ran off’

SYNONYMS

away, to a distance, from here, from there

2‘David took a day off’

SYNONYMS

away, absent, out, unavailable, not working, not at work, off duty, on holiday, on leave, free, at leisure, idle

North American on vacation


adjective

1‘strawberries are off’

SYNONYMS

unavailable, unobtainable, finished, sold out

ANTONYMS

available

2‘due to a waterlogged pitch, the game was called off’

SYNONYMS

cancelled, postponed, called off, abandoned, shelved

ANTONYMS

on

3‘the fish/milk is off’

SYNONYMS

rotten, bad, stale, mouldy, high, sour, rancid, turned, spoiled, putrid, putrescent

ANTONYMS

fresh

4‘I felt decidedly off’

SYNONYMS

unwell, ill, poorly, bad, out of sorts, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green about the gills, run down, washed out

off colour

informal under the weather, below par, not up to par, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, rotten, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy

informal grotty, ropy

Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally

NZ Australian informal crook

vulgar slang crappy

dated seedy

ANTONYMS

well, fit

5‘his boss deducted the money from his pay, which was a bit off’

SYNONYMS

unfair, unjust, uncalled for, below the belt, unacceptable, unjustified, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unsatisfactory, unwarranted, unnecessary, inequitable

a bit much

British out of order, a bit thick

NZ Australian over the fence

ANTONYMS

fair, reasonable

6‘he was being really off with me’

SYNONYMS

unfriendly, aloof, cool, cold, distant, chilly, frosty, hostile, frigid, unresponsive, unapproachable, uncommunicative

stand-offish, offish

ANTONYMS

friendly


Phrases

    off and on

      ‘the book he has been working at, off and on, for over 20 years’

      SYNONYMS

      periodically, at intervals, on and off, once in a while, every once in a while, every so often, now and again, now and then, every now and again, every now and then, from time to time, occasionally, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, at times, sometimes, sporadically, spasmodically, erratically, irregularly, intermittently, by fits and starts, in fits and starts, fitfully, discontinuously, piecemeal

      interruptedly

      ANTONYMS

      regularly