Synonyms of double in English:

double


See definition of double

adjective

1‘a double garage’

SYNONYMS
dual, duplex, twin, binary, duplicate, matched, matching, paired, in pairs, complementary, coupled, twofold
binate
ANTONYMS

single

2‘a double helping’

SYNONYMS
twice the usual size, doubled, twofold

3‘he thought there was a double meaning in her words’

SYNONYMS
ambiguous, equivocal, dual, two-edged, ambivalent, open to debate, open to argument, arguable, debatable
Delphic, cryptic, enigmatic, gnomic, paradoxical, misleading
double-edged
ANTONYMS

unambiguous

4‘he led a double life’

SYNONYMS
deceitful, double-dealing, two-faced, Janus-faced, dual
hypocritical, back-stabbing, false, duplicitous, insincere, deceiving, dissembling, dishonest
disloyal, treacherous, perfidious, faithless
lying, untruthful, mendacious
ANTONYMS

simple, honest


adverb

1‘we had to pay double’

SYNONYMS
twice, twice over, twice the amount, doubly

noun

1‘if it's not her, it's her double’

SYNONYMS
lookalike, twin, clone, duplicate, perfect likeness, exact likeness, replica, copy, facsimile, imitation, picture, image, living image, mirror image, counterpart, match, mate, fellow
Doppelgänger
informal spitting image, dead ringer, ringer, spit, very spit, dead spit, spit and image

2‘she used a double for the stunts’

SYNONYMS
stand-in, body double, understudy, substitute

verb

1‘they offered to double his salary’

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multiply by two, increase twofold, enlarge, magnify, repeat

2‘the bottom sheet had been doubled up halfway down the bed’

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fold, fold back, fold down, fold over, fold under, fold up, turn back, turn down, turn over, turn under, turn up, tuck back, tuck down, tuck under, tuck up, bend back, bend over, crease

3‘the kitchen doubles as a dining room’

SYNONYMS
function, do, serve, also serve
have a dual purpose, serve a dual purpose, have a dual role

4‘the Customs officer was doubling for Immigration’

SYNONYMS
stand in for, fill in for, act as stand-in for, deputize for, act as deputy, substitute for, act as substitute for, take the place of, take over from, be a substitute for, cover for, replace, relieve, act in place of, do duty for, do a locum for, be a locum for, sit in for, understudy
hold the fort, step into the breach
informal sub for, fill someone's boots, fill someone's shoes
North American informal pinch-hit for

Phrases

    double Dutch

    ‘to most readers these names are double Dutch’


    SYNONYMS
    British informal

    nonsense, gibberish, rubbish, balderdash, blather, blether

    informal

    drivel, gobbledygook, mumbo jumbo, rot, tripe, hogwash, baloney, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, guff, eyewash, piffle, twaddle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, dribble

    British informal

    cobblers, codswallop, tosh, cack, cock, stuff and nonsense

    Scottish, Northern English informal

    havers

    North American informal

    garbage, flapdoodle, blathers, wack, bushwa, applesauce

    informal, dated

    bunkum, tommyrot, cod, gammon, toffee

    vulgar slang

    shit, bullshit, horseshit, crap, bollocks, balls

    North American vulgar slang

    crapola

    Australian, New Zealand vulgar slang

    bulldust

    ANTONYMS

    sense

    at the double

    ‘Charlie disappeared across the parade ground at the double’


    SYNONYMS

    very quickly, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a run, at a gallop, hotfoot, on the double, fast, swiftly, rapidly, briskly, speedily, at high speed, with all speed, at speed, at full speed, at the speed of light, at full tilt, express, post-haste, as fast as possible, with all possible haste, like a whirlwind, like an arrow from a bow, at breakneck speed, expeditiously, madly, with dispatch

    informal

    double quick, in double quick time, p.d.q., pretty damn quick, nippily, like lightning, like greased lightning, at warp speed, hell for leather, like mad, like crazy, like blazes, like the wind, like a bomb, like nobody's business, like a scalded cat, like the deuce, a mile a minute, like a bat out of hell, at warp speed

    British informal

    like the clappers, at a rate of knots, like billy-o

    North American informal

    lickety-split

    literary

    apace