Synonyms of far in English:

far


See definition of far

adverb

1‘not far from the palace a fine garden was built’

SYNONYMS
a long way, a great distance, a good way, afar
ANTONYMS

near

2‘the liveliness of the production far outweighs any flaws’

SYNONYMS
much, very much, considerably, markedly, immeasurably, decidedly, greatly, significantly, substantially, appreciably, noticeably, materially, signally
to a great degree, to a great extent, by much, by a great amount, by a great deal, by a long way, by far, by a mile, easily
ANTONYMS

slightly


adjective

1‘he'd travelled to far places in the war’

SYNONYMS
distant, faraway, far off
remote, out of the way, far flung, far removed, outlying, obscure, isolated, cut-off, inaccessible, off the beaten track, in the back of beyond, godforsaken
ANTONYMS

near, neighbouring

2‘a building on the far side of the campus’

SYNONYMS
further, more distant
opposite
ANTONYMS

near


Phrases

    by far

    ‘this would be by far the best solution’


    SYNONYMS

    by a great amount, by a good deal, by a long chalk, by a long shot, by a long way, by a mile, far and away

    undoubtedly, doubtlessly, without doubt, without question, decidedly, markedly, positively, absolutely, easily, immeasurably

    significantly, substantially, appreciably, noticeably, materially, beyond the shadow of a doubt, much

    informal

    as sure as eggs is eggs

    far and near

    ‘guests had travelled from far and near to be there’


    SYNONYMS

    everywhere, here, there, and everywhere, far and wide, all over, all around, all over the world, throughout the land, worldwide

    informal

    all over the place

    British informal

    all over the shop

    North American informal

    all over the map

    far and away

    ‘they were far and away the most powerful union’


    SYNONYMS

    by far, by a great amount, by a good deal, by a long chalk, by a long shot, by a long way, by a mile

    undoubtedly, doubtlessly, without doubt, without question, decidedly, markedly, positively, absolutely, easily, immeasurably

    significantly, substantially, appreciably, noticeably, materially, beyond the shadow of a doubt, much

    informal

    as sure as eggs is eggs

    far and wide

    ‘he was known far and wide’


    SYNONYMS

    everywhere, here, there, and everywhere, far and near, all over, all around, all over the world, throughout the land, worldwide

    informal

    all over the place

    British informal

    all over the shop

    North American informal

    all over the map

    so far

    1‘nobody had taken any notice of me so far’


    SYNONYMS

    until now, up till now, up to now, up to this point, as yet, thus far, hitherto, up to the present, till the present, until the present, to date, by this time

    rare

    heretofore, thitherto

    2‘his liberalism only extends so far’


    SYNONYMS

    to a certain extent, to a limited extent, up to a point, to a degree, to some extent, within reason, within limits

    far from

    ‘staff were far from happy with the outcome’


    SYNONYMS

    not, not at all, nowhere near, a long way from, the opposite of

    go too far

    ‘they locked him up because he went too far’


    SYNONYMS

    go over the top, go to extremes, go overboard, not know when to stop

    go far

    ‘you're a good reporter and you're going to go far’


    SYNONYMS

    be successful, succeed, prosper, flourish, thrive, get on, get on in the world, make good, make one's way in the world, make headway, make progress, gain advancement, climb the ladder of success, rise in the world, set the world on fire

    British

    set the Thames on fire

    informal

    make a name for oneself, make one's mark, go places, make it, make the grade, cut it, get somewhere, do all right for oneself, arrive, find a place in the sun, be someone

    ANTONYMS

    fail

    ‘you're smart—you'll go far’


    SYNONYMS

    be successful, succeed, be a success, do well, do well for oneself, do all right for oneself, make progress, achieve a great deal, get on, get somewhere, get on in the world, get ahead, advance oneself, make good, set the world on fire

    informal

    make a name for oneself, make it, make one's mark, find a place in the sun