Synonyms of well in English

: well1well2

well1


See definition of well

adverb

1‘I am sure you will behave well’

SYNONYMS

satisfactorily, in a satisfactory manner, in a satisfactory way, nicely, correctly, rightly, properly, fittingly, suitably, aptly, appropriately

ANTONYMS

badly

2‘they get on well together’

SYNONYMS

harmoniously, agreeably, pleasantly, nicely, happily, politely, amicably, amiably, affably, genially, peaceably

informal famously

ANTONYMS

badly

3‘he plays the piano well’

SYNONYMS

skilfully, with skill, ably, competently, proficiently, adeptly, adroitly, deftly, dexterously, effectively, expertly, with expertise, admirably, excellently, consummately, professionally

ANTONYMS

poorly

4‘treating employees well makes good business sense’

SYNONYMS

decently, fairly, civilly, politely, genially, kindly, in a kind way, in a kindly way, generously, hospitably

respectably, honestly

ANTONYMS

harshly

5‘mix the ingredients well’

SYNONYMS

thoroughly, completely, efficiently, rigorously, effectively, conscientiously, industriously, carefully

6‘I know her quite well’

SYNONYMS

intimately, thoroughly, fully, deeply, profoundly, personally

7‘the company has obviously studied the car market well’

SYNONYMS

carefully, closely, attentively, rigorously, in depth, exhaustively, from top to bottom, minutely, in detail, meticulously, scrupulously, assiduously, conscientiously, painstakingly, methodically, completely, comprehensively, fully, to the fullest extent, intensively, extensively

ANTONYMS

casually, negligently

8‘they all speak well of him’

SYNONYMS

admiringly, highly, approvingly, favourably, appreciatively, warmly, enthusiastically, glowingly, with admiration, with praise, with approbation

ANTONYMS

scornfully

9‘she hopes to make enough money to live well’

SYNONYMS

comfortably, in comfort, in luxury, in the lap of luxury, in ease, splendidly, prosperously, without hardship

10‘you may well be right’

SYNONYMS

quite possibly, conceivably, quite likely, probably

undoubtedly, certainly, unquestionably

justifiably, reasonably

11‘he is well over forty’

SYNONYMS

considerably, very much, greatly, to a great degree, to a great extent, to a marked degree, to a marked extent, a great deal, markedly, decidedly, substantially, easily, comfortably, materially, significantly, signally

informal seriously

ANTONYMS

barely, little

12‘she could well afford it’

SYNONYMS

easily, comfortably, readily, with ease, without difficulty, effortlessly

ANTONYMS

barely


adjective

1‘it would be some time before she was completely well’

SYNONYMS

healthy, in good health, all right, fine, fit, fighting fit, as fit as a fiddle, as fit as a flea, robust, strong, vigorous, blooming, thriving, bursting with health, in rude health, hale, hale and hearty, hearty, in good shape, in excellent shape, in good condition, in tip-top condition, in good trim, in fine fettle, sound, sound in body and limb

informal in the pink, up to snuff

ANTONYMS

poorly

2‘all is not well in further education’

SYNONYMS

satisfactory, all right, fine, in order, as it should be, acceptable

informal OK, fine and dandy, hunky-dory

Australian North American NZ informal jake

British informal, dated tickety-boo

ANTONYMS

unsatisfactory

3‘it would be well to know just what this suggestion entails’

SYNONYMS

advisable, sensible, prudent, politic, commonsensical, wise, canny, judicious, shrewd, expedient, provident, recommended, advantageous, beneficial, profitable, gainful, desirable

a good idea

ANTONYMS

inadvisable


Synonyms of well in English

: well1well2

well2


See definition of well

noun

1

SYNONYMS

borehole, spring, waterhole, bore, shaft

2‘it is not a priest's function to be a bottomless well of uncritical forgiveness’

SYNONYMS

source, supply, wellspring, fount, fountainhead, reservoir, mine, fund, bank, repository, storehouse, treasury


verb

1‘tears were beginning to well from her eyes’

SYNONYMS

flow, stream, run, rush, gush, course, roll, cascade, flood, surge, rise, spurt, spout, squirt, jet

ooze, seep, trickle

burst, issue, discharge

spill, overflow, brim over

rare disembogue


Phrases

    as well

      ‘ducks eat waterweed and tadpoles as well’

      SYNONYMS

      too, also, in addition, additionally, into the bargain, besides, furthermore, moreover, to boot

    as well as

      ‘we sell books as well as newspapers’

      SYNONYMS

      together with, in addition to, along with, besides, plus, and, coupled with, with, over and above, on top of, over and beyond, not to mention, to say nothing of, let alone

    well up on

      ‘I thought I was pretty well up on my internet jargon but I'm stumped on that one’

      SYNONYMS

      well versed in, well informed about, conversant with, knowledgeable about, informed about, abreast of, apprised of, up to date on, au courant with

      familiar with, acquainted with, au fait with, at home with, no stranger to

      experienced in, proficient in, practised in, skilled in

      informal

      up to speed on, clued up on, genned up on, plugged into

      formal

      cognizant of

      dated

      perfect in

      ANTONYMS

      ignorant of, unfamiliar with