Synonyms of second in English

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second1


See definition of second

adjective

1‘the second day of the trial’

SYNONYMS

next, following, after the first, subsequent, ensuing, succeeding, coming

ANTONYMS

first, preceding

2‘would you like a second helping?’

SYNONYMS

additional, extra, fresh, another, further, repeat, supplementary, supplemental

ANTONYMS

first

3‘he keeps a second pair of glasses in his office’

SYNONYMS

spare, extra, additional, alternative, another, backup, relief, fallback, substitute, auxiliary, ancillary

redundant, surplus, superfluous

North American alternate

ANTONYMS

primary, principal

4‘Malcolm is dropping down to captain the second team’

SYNONYMS

secondary, lower, subordinate, subsidiary, lesser, minor, subservient, supporting, lower-grade, inferior

ANTONYMS

first, top

5‘there was a fear that the conflict would turn into a second Vietnam’

SYNONYMS

another, duplicate, reproduction, twin, double, new, replicate, matching

repeat of, copy of, carbon copy of

ANTONYMS

original


noun

1‘Eva had been working as his second’

SYNONYMS

assistant, attendant, helper, aide, supporter, backer, auxiliary, right-hand man, right-hand woman, girl Friday, man Friday, second in command, number two, deputy, vice-, understudy, subordinate, adjutant, subaltern, henchman

informal sidekick

2seconds‘he enjoyed the pie so much he asked for seconds’

SYNONYMS

a second helping, a further helping, more

3seconds‘sometimes factory shops sell seconds’

SYNONYMS

imperfect goods, faulty goods, defective goods, flawed goods, inferior goods, rejects, export rejects, discards


verb

1‘George Beale seconded the motion’

SYNONYMS

formally support, give one's support to, announce one's support for, vote for, back, back up, approve, give one's approval to, endorse, promote, commend


Synonyms of second in English

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second2


See definition of second

noun

1‘I'll only be gone for a second’

SYNONYMS

moment, bit, little while, short time, instant, split second

informal sec, nanosecond, jiffy, jiff

British informal mo, tick, two ticks


Synonyms of second in English

: second1second2second3

second3


See definition of second

verb

1‘personnel are sometimes seconded to charities’

SYNONYMS

assign temporarily, lend

transfer, move, shift, relocate, assign, reassign, send, attach, allocate, detail, appoint


Phrases

    have second thoughts

      ‘I had second thoughts about the original review myself’

      SYNONYMS

      rethink, reconsider, review, revise, re-examine, re-evaluate, reassess, reappraise, think better of, think over, take another look at, look at in a different light, have another think about

      change, alter, modify

      think again, think twice, review one's position, come round, change one's mind

      Variant spelling second thoughts
    second thoughts

      ‘not all of them come to the decision easily, and their nervousness and second thoughts are a natural result’

      SYNONYMS

      qualm, misgivings, doubt, reservation, scruple

      suspicion, distrust, mistrust, lack of faith, lack of confidence, diffidence

      trepidation, scepticism, worry, unease, uneasiness, anxiety, apprehension, uncertainty, niggle, disquiet, disquietude, hesitation, hesitance, hesitancy

    second to none

      ‘the hotel offers a level of service that is second to none’

      SYNONYMS

      incomparable, matchless, unrivalled, inimitable, beyond compare, unparalleled, without parallel, unequalled, without equal, unmatched, in a class of its own, beyond comparison, peerless, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, nonpareil, unique

      perfect, consummate, rare, exquisite, transcendent, surpassing, superlative, supreme

      rare

      unexampled

    in a second

      ‘you'll see in a second’

      SYNONYMS

      in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in less than no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before long

      North American

      momentarily

      informal

      in a sec, in a nanosecond, in a jiffy, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say Jack Robinson, in the blink of an eye, in a blink, in the wink of an eye, in a wink, before you can say knife

      British informal

      in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo

      North American informal

      in a snap

      Variant spelling second