Synonyms are words or phrases that mean exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.
Common Synonyms in English – Video
Synonyms for Adjectives in English
Here is a list of important synonyms that you can use to describe things, feelings or people…
- Angry – Mad
Her behavior really made me angry.
He’s always been mad about kids.
- Awful – Terrible
The weather last summer was awful.
That’s a terrible thing to say!
- Big – Large
It’s the world’s biggest computer company.
Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee.
- Brave – Courageous
I wasn’t brave enough to tell her what I thought of her.
I hope people will be courageous enough to speak out against this injustice.
- Cold – Chilly
Today, it is very cold.
I was feeling chilly.
- Dear – Expensive
Everything’s so dear now, isn’t it?
I can’t afford it, it’s too expensive.
- Delicious – Yummy
This dish is delicious with cream.
These biscuits are yummy.
- Different – Diverse
They are sold in many different colors.
My interests are very diverse.
- Difficult – Hard
Your writing is really difficult to read.
It was one of the hardest things I ever did.
- Easy – Simple
It’s easy for you to tell me to keep calm, but you’re not in my position.
The answer is really quite simple.
- Enormous – Huge
The problems facing the President are enormous.
He gazed up at her with huge brown eyes.
- Faithful – Loyal
I have been a faithful reader of your newspaper for many years.
She has always remained loyal to her political principles.
- False – Untrue
He used a false name to get the job.
These accusations are totally untrue.
- Famous – Renowned
He became internationally famous for his novels.
She is renowned for her patience.
- Great – Fantastic
The weather was absolutely fantastic.
This represents a great achievement.
- Quick – Fast
He’s one of the fastest runners in the world.
She walked with short, quick steps.
- New – Fresh
Let me write it down while it’s still fresh in my mind.
Have you read her new novel?
- Hot – Boiling
It was hot and getting hotter.
You must be boiling in that sweater!
- Important – Significant
Money played an important role in his life.
Your work has shown a significant improvement.
- Interesting – Exciting
It would be interesting to know what he really believed.
They waited and waited for something exciting to happen.
- Long – Endless
There was a long silence before she spoke.
The journey seemed endless.
- Lucky – Fortunate
His friend was killed and he knows he is lucky to be alive.
I have been fortunate enough to visit many parts of the world as a lecturer.
- Loud – Noisy
She spoke in a very loud voice.
The streets were very noisy throughout the night.
- Old – Ancient
He always gives the same old excuses.
That’s an ancient oak tree!
- Polite – Courteous
Please be polite to our guests.
The hotel staffs are friendly and courteous.
- Pretty – Beautiful
She is a pretty girl.
She looked stunningly beautiful that night.
- Quiet – Peaceful
I was looking forward to a quiet evening at home.
He had a peaceful life.
- Real – True
Are those real flowers?
The novel is based on a true story.
- Scared – Afraid
She is scared of going out alone.
I started to feel afraid of going out alone at night.
- Shy – Embarrassed
She was too shy to ask anyone for help.
He felt embarrassed at being the centre of attention.
- Smart – Intelligent
She’s smarter than her brother.
She asked a lot of intelligent questions.