List of Synonyms | Useful Synonyms for 100 Frequently Used Words in English

List of Synonyms! Learn the definition, and the useful list of various synonyms you can use to improve your speaking and writing skills in English with ESL infographics.

Synonym Definition:

synonym is a word (or a phrase) which means the same thing as another word or phrase.


  • famous and renowned
  • foolish and silly
  • fortunate and lucky
  • student and pupil
  • equity and fairness
  • scared and frightened

Synonyms can be nouns, verbs, adverbs or adjectives, but both words must be of the same part of speech. That means, only a noun can be a synonym of another noun, only a verb can be a synonym of another verb, and so on.

List of Synonyms

Here is the list of synonyms for the most common adjectives in English: synonyms for amazing, awful synonyms, beautiful synonyms, big synonyms, lucky synonyms, delicious synonyms, great synonyms, happy synonyms, etc.

Amazing = extraordinary, fantastic, incredible, wonderful, unbelievable, fabulous,  astonishing, astounding
Anger = enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden
Angry = mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed
Awful = dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant
Bad = evil, wicked, corrupt, sinful, depraved, rotten, contaminated, immoral, spoiled, tainted, harmful, injurious, unfavorable,  inferior, imperfect, substandard, faulty, improper, defective, inappropriate, unsuitable, disagreeable, unpleasant, cross, nasty, unfriendly, irascible, horrible, outrageous, scandalous, infamous, wrong, noxious, sinister, snide, deplorable, dismal, gross, heinous, base, despicable, contemptible, foul, rank, ghastly
Beautiful = pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely, delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, sparkling
Big = enormous, huge, immense, gigantic, vast, colossal, gargantuan, large, sizable, grand, great, substantial, mammoth, astronomical, ample, broad, expansive, spacious, stout, tremendous, titanic, mountainous
Bright = shining, shiny, gleaming, brilliant, sparkling, shimmering, radiant, vivid, colorful, lustrous, luminous, incandescent, intelligent, knowing, quick-witted, smart, intellectual
Calm = quiet, peaceful, still, tranquil, mild, serene, smooth, composed, collected, unruffled, level-headed, unexcited, detached, aloof
Cool = chilly, cold, frosty, wintry, icy, frigid
Crooked = bent, twisted, curved, hooked, zigzag
Dangerous = perilous, hazardous, risky, uncertain, unsafe
Dark = shadowy, unlit, murky, gloomy, dim, dusky, shaded, sunless, black, dismal, sad
Delicious = savory, delectable, appetizing, luscious, scrumptious, palatable, delightful, enjoyable, toothsome, exquisite
Difference = disagreement, inequity, contrast, dissimilarity, incompatibility
Dull = boring, tiring, tiresome, uninteresting, slow, dumb, stupid, unimaginative, lifeless, dead, insensible, tedious, wearisome, listless, expressionless, plain, monotonous, humdrum, dreary
Eager = keen, fervent, enthusiastic, involved, interested, alive to
End = stop, finish, terminate, conclude, close, halt, cessation, discontinuance
Fair = just, impartial, unbiased, objective, unprejudiced, honest
False = fake, fraudulent, counterfeit, spurious, untrue, unfounded, erroneous, deceptive, groundless, fallacious
Famous = well-known, renowned, celebrated, famed, eminent, illustrious, distinguished, noted, notorious
Fast = quick, rapid, speedy, fleet, hasty, snappy, mercurial, swiftly, rapidly, quickly, snappily, speedily, lickety-split, posthaste, hastily, expeditiously, like a flash
Fat = stout, corpulent, fleshy, beefy, paunchy, plump, full, tubby, pudgy, chubby, chunky, burly, bulky, elephantine
Fear = fright, dread, terror, alarm, dismay, anxiety, scare, awe, horror, panic, apprehension
Funny = humorous, amusing, droll, comic, comical, laughable, silly
Good = fine, superior, marvelous, qualified, suited, suitable, proper, capable, kindly, friendly, gracious, pleasant, wonderful, agreeable, excellent, pleasurable, satisfactory, well-behaved, obedient, honorable, reliable, trustworthy, safe, favorable, profitable, advantageous, righteous, expedient, helpful, valid, genuine, salubrious, estimable, beneficial, great, noble, worthy, first-rate, top-notch, grand, sterling, superb, respectable
Great = noteworthy, worthy, distinguished, remarkable, grand, considerable, powerful, much, mighty
Gross = improper, rude, coarse, indecent, crude, vulgar, outrageous, extreme, grievous, shameful, uncouth, obscene, low
Happy = pleased, contented, satisfied, delighted, elated, joyful, cheerful, ecstatic, jubilant, tickled, gratified, glad, blissful, overjoyed
Hate = despise, loathe, detest, abhor, disfavor, dislike, disapprove, abominate
Moody = temperamental, changeable, short-tempered, glum, morose, sullen, mopish, irritable, testy, peevish, fretful, spiteful, sulky, touchy
Mischievous = playful, naughty, roguish, waggish, impish, sportive
Quite = silent, still, soundless, mute, tranquil, peaceful, calm, restful
Right = correct, accurate, factual, true, good, just, honest, upright, lawful, moral, proper, suitable, apt, legal, fair
Scared = afraid, frightened, alarmed, terrified, panicked, fearful, unnerved, insecure, timid, shy, jumpy, disquieted, worried, vexed, troubled, disturbed, horrified, terrorized, shocked, petrified, haunted, timorous, shrinking, tremulous, paralyzed, stunned, apprehensive
Slow = unhurried, gradual, leisurely, late, behind, tedious, slack
Strange = odd, peculiar, unusual, unfamiliar, uncommon, queer, weird, outlandish, curious, unique, exclusive, irregular
Trouble = distress, anguish, anxiety, worry, wretchedness, pain, danger, peril, disaster, grief, misfortune, difficulty, concern, pains, inconvenience, exertion, effort
True = accurate, right, proper, precise, exact, valid, genuine, real, actual, trusty, steady, loyal, dependable, sincere, staunch
Ugly = hideous, frightful, frightening, shocking, horrible, unpleasant, monstrous, terrifying, gross, grisly, ghastly, horrid, unsightly, plain, homely, evil, repulsive, repugnant, gruesome
Unhappy = miserable, uncomfortable, wretched, heart-broken, unfortunate, poor, downhearted, sorrowful, depressed, dejected, melancholy, glum, gloomy, dismal, discouraged, sad
Wrong = incorrect, inaccurate, mistaken, erroneous, improper, unsuitable
Neat = clean, orderly, tidy, trim, dapper, natty, smart, elegant, well-organized, super, desirable, spruce, shipshape, well-kept, shapely
New = fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent
Old = feeble, frail, ancient, weak, aged, used, worn, dilapidated, ragged, faded, broken-down, former, old-fashioned, outmoded, passe, veteran, mature, venerable, primitive, traditional, archaic, conventional, customary, stale, musty, obsolete, extinct
Part = portion, share, piece, allotment, section, fraction, fragment
Place = space, area, spot, plot, region, location, situation, position, residence, dwelling, set, site, station, status, state
Plan = plot, scheme, design, draw, map, diagram, procedure, arrangement, intention, device, contrivance, method, way, blueprint
Popular = well-liked, approved, accepted, favorite, celebrated, common, current
Predicament = quandary, dilemma, pickle, problem, plight, spot, scrape, jam
Hurry = rush, run, speed, race, hasten, urge, accelerate, bustle
Hurt = damage, harm, injure, wound, distress, afflict, pain
Nice = pleasant, good, friendly, lovely, delightful, fine, kind, amiable, charming, great, polite, kindly, delicate, enjoyable, well, beautiful, pretty, sweet, pleasurable, cute
Important = necessary, vital, critical, indispensable, valuable, essential, significant, primary, principal, considerable, famous, distinguished, notable, well-known
Interesting = fascinating, engaging, sharp, keen, bright, intelligent, animated, spirited, attractive, inviting, intriguing, provocative, challenging, inspiring, involving, moving, titillating, tantalizing, exciting, entertaining, piquant, lively, racy, spicy, engrossing, absorbing, consuming, gripping, arresting, enthralling, spellbinding, curious, captivating, enchanting, bewitching, appealing
Lazy = indolent, slothful, idle, inactive, sluggish
Little = tiny, small, diminutive, shrimp, runt, miniature, puny, exiguous, dinky, cramped, limited, itsy-bitsy, microscopic, slight, petite, minute

Here is the list of synonyms for the most common verbs in English: synonyms for cry, synonyms for answer, synonyms for say & tell, synonyms for enjoy, etc.

Answer = reply, respond, retort, acknowledge
Ask = question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz
Begin = start, open, launch, initiate, commence, inaugurate, originate
Brave = courageous, fearless, dauntless, intrepid, plucky, daring, heroic, valorous, audacious, bold, gallant, valiant, doughty, mettlesome
Break = fracture, rupture, shatter, smash, wreck, crash, demolish, atomize
Come = approach, advance, near, arrive, reach
Cry = shout, yell, yowl, scream, roar, bellow, weep, wail, sob, bawl, squawk
Cut = gash, slash, prick, nick, sever, slice, carve, cleave, slit, chop, crop, lop, reduce
Decide = determine, settle, choose, resolve
Definite =  certain, sure, positive, determined, clear, distinct, obvious
Describe = portray, characterize, picture, narrate, relate, recount, represent, report, record
Destroy = ruin, demolish, raze, waste, kill, slay, end, extinguish
Do = execute, enact, carry out, finish, conclude, effect, accomplish, achieve, attain
Enjoy = appreciate, delight in, be pleased, indulge in, luxuriate in, bask in, relish, devour, savor, like
Explain = elaborate, clarify, define, interpret, justify, account for
Fall = drop, descend, plunge, topple, tumble
Fly = soar, hover, flit, wing, flee, waft, glide, coast, skim, sail, cruise
Get = acquire, obtain, secure, procure, gain, fetch, find, accumulate, win, earn, rep, catch, net, bag, derive, collect, gather, glean, pick up, accept, come by, regain, salvage
Go = recede, depart, fade, disappear, move, travel, proceed
Have = hold, possess, own, contain, acquire, gain, maintain, believe, bear, beget, occupy, absorb, fill, enjoy
Help = aid, assist, support, encourage, back, wait on, attend, serve, relieve, succor, benefit, befriend, abet
Hide = conceal, cover, mask, cloak, camouflage, screen, shroud, veil
Keep = hold, retain, withhold, preserve, maintain, sustain, support
Kill = slay, execute, assassinate, murder, destroy, cancel, abolish
Look = gaze, see, glance, watch, survey, study, seek, search for, peek, peep, glimpse, stare, contemplate, examine, gape, ogle, scrutinize, inspect, leer, behold, observe, view, witness, perceive, spy, sight, discover, notice, recognize, peer, eye, gawk, peruse, explore
Love = like, admire, esteem, fancy, care for, cherish, adore, treasure, worship, appreciate, savor
Make = create, originate, invent, beget, form, construct, design, fabricate, manufacture, produce, build, develop, do, effect, execute, compose, perform, accomplish, earn, gain, obtain, acquire, get
Move = plod, go, creep, crawl, inch, poke, drag, toddle, shuffle, trot, dawdle, walk, traipse, mosey, jog, plug, trudge, slump, lumber, trail, lag, run, sprint, trip, bound, hotfoot, high-tail, streak, stride, tear, breeze, whisk, rush, dash, dart, bolt, fling, scamper, scurry, skedaddle, scoot, scuttle, scramble, race, chase, hasten, hurry, hump, gallop, lope, accelerate, stir, budge, travel, wander, roam, journey, trek, ride, spin, slip, glide, slide, slither, coast, flow, sail, saunter, hobble, amble, stagger, paddle, slouch, prance, straggle, meander, perambulate, waddle, wobble, pace, swagger, promenade, lunge
Mean = add up to, affect, be important, be of value, be substantive, carry weight, connote, count, denote, express, imply, intend, involve, signify, spell, stand for, suggest, value, weigh in,
Put = place, set, attach, establish, assign, keep, save, set aside, effect, achieve, do, build
Run = race, speed, hurry, hasten, sprint, dash, rush, escape, elope, flee
Say/Tell = inform, notify, advise, relate, recount, narrate, explain, reveal, disclose, divulge, declare, command, order, bid, instruct, insist, teach, train, direct, issue, remark, converse, speak, affirm, suppose, utter, express, verbalize, voice, articulate, pronounce, deliver, convey, assert, state, whisper, sigh, exclaim, yell, sing, yelp, bellow, shriek, whine, stammer, stutter, lisp, drawl, protest, announce, swear, vow
Show = display, exhibit, present, note, point to, indicate, explain, reveal, prove, demonstrate, expose
Stop = cease, halt, stay, pause, discontinue, conclude, end, finish, quit
Take = hold, catch, seize, grasp, win, capture, acquire, pick, choose, select, prefer, remove, steal, lift, rob, engage, bewitch, purchase, buy, retract, recall, assume, occupy, consume
Tell = disclose, reveal, show, expose, uncover, relate, narrate, inform, advise, explain, divulge, declare, command, order, bid, recount, repeat
Think = judge, deem, assume, believe, consider, contemplate, reflect, mediate
Use = employ, utilize, exhaust, spend, consume, exercise

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Ahmed Guudle
Ahmed Guudle
3 years ago

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2 years ago

I really love these words which are very useful

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Eva Sandberg
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