Synonyms of world in English:

world


See definition of world

noun

1‘he travelled the world with the army’

SYNONYMS

earth, globe, planet, sphere

2‘he was convinced of the possibility of life on other worlds’

SYNONYMS

planet, satellite, moon, star, heavenly body, orb

3‘the academic world’

SYNONYMS

sphere, society, circle, arena, milieu, province, domain, territory, orbit, preserve, realm, field, discipline, area, department, sector, section, group, division

4the world‘she would show the world that she was no weak-kneed lady of leisure’

SYNONYMS

everyone, everybody, each and every one, people, mankind, humankind, humanity, people everywhere, the whole world, the world at large, the public, the general public, the population, the populace, all and sundry, every mother's son, every Tom, Dick, and Harry, every man jack

5‘there's a world of difference between the two men’

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huge amount, vast amount, enormous amount, good deal, great deal, abundance, wealth, profusion, mountain, immensity

many, much, plenty, reams

informal heap, pile, lot, load, stack, ton, masses

British informal shedload, lashings

NZ Australian informal swag

ANTONYMS

very little

6‘she renounced the world and became a nun’

SYNONYMS

society, high society

secular interests, temporal concerns, earthly concerns

human existence


Phrases

    in a world of one's own

      ‘he is in a world of his own and is frequently carried away by his own flights of fancy’

      SYNONYMS

      absent-minded, preoccupied, absorbed, engrossed, far away, somewhere else, not there, not with us, abstracted, with one's head in the clouds, daydreaming, dreamy, inattentive, distracted, thoughtful, pensive, lost in thought, deep in thought, immersed in thought, wool-gathering, in a brown study, musing, brooding, absent, distrait, heedless, oblivious

      informal

      miles away

    on top of the world

      SYNONYMS

      overjoyed, ecstatic, euphoric, thrilled, elated, delighted, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, treading on air, walking on air, in seventh heaven, jubilant, rapturous, beside oneself with joy, jumping for joy, exultant, transported, delirious, enraptured, blissful, in raptures, as pleased as Punch, cock-a-hoop, as happy as a sandboy, as happy as Larry, like a child with a new toy

      over the moon, on a high, tickled pink

      Northern English

      made up

      North American

      as happy as a clam

      Australian

      wrapped

      ANTONYMS

      dejected, depressed

    out of this world

      ‘her breakfasts are out of this world’

      SYNONYMS

      wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate

      super, great, smashing, amazing, amazeballs, fantastic, terrific, tremendous, sensational, incredible, heavenly, gorgeous, dreamy, grand, fabulous, fab, fabby, fantabulous, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, awesome, magic, ace, cool, mean, bad, wicked, mega, crucial, mind-blowing, far out, A1, sound, marvy, spanking, dope, def, phat

      British

      brilliant, brill

      North American

      peachy, dandy, jim-dandy, neat, badass, boss, radical, rad, boffo, bully, bitching, bodacious

      NZ Australian

      beaut, bonzer

      South African

      kif, lank

      dated

      groovy, divine

      British dated

      capital, champion, wizard, corking, cracking, ripping, spiffing, top-hole, topping, beezer

      North American dated

      swell, keen

      literary

      wondrous

      archaic

      goodly

      ANTONYMS

      awful, dreadful