Synonyms of great in English:

great


See definition of great

adjective

1‘academics waited with great interest for the book’

SYNONYMS
considerable, substantial, pronounced, sizeable, significant, appreciable, serious, exceptional, inordinate, extraordinary, special
ANTONYMS

little

2‘a great expanse of water’

SYNONYMS
large, big, extensive, expansive, broad, wide, sizeable, ample, spacious
vast, immense, huge, enormous, gigantic, massive, colossal, mammoth, monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, stupendous, unlimited, boundless, cosmic
informal humongous, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, dirty great
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous
ANTONYMS

small

3‘a great big house’

SYNONYMS
very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, extraordinarily, remarkably, really, truly
informal dirty

4‘you great fool!’

SYNONYMS
absolute, total, utter, out-and-out, downright, thorough, complete
perfect, pure, positive, prize, decided, arrant, sheer, rank, unmitigated, unqualified, unadulterated, unalloyed, consummate, veritable, egregious
informal thundering
British informal right, proper

5‘the great writers of the Romantic age’

SYNONYMS
prominent, eminent, pre-eminent, important, distinguished, august, illustrious, noble
celebrated, noted, notable, noteworthy, famous, famed, honoured, esteemed, revered, renowned, acclaimed, admired, well known
leading, top, high, high-ranking, chief, major, main, principal, central
gifted, talented
outstanding, foremost, remarkable, exceptional, highly rated, first-rate, incomparable, superlative, unsurpassed, unexcelled, matchless, peerless, star, arch-
North American informal major league
ANTONYMS

minor

6‘a great power with a formidable navy’

SYNONYMS
powerful, dominant, influential, strong, potent, formidable, redoubtable
leading, important, illustrious, top-rank, of the first rank, first rate
foremost, major, main, chief, principal, capital, paramount, primary
ANTONYMS

minor

7‘the great castle of Montellana-Coronil’

SYNONYMS
magnificent, imposing, impressive, awe-inspiring, grand, splendid, majestic, monumental, glorious, sumptuous, resplendent, lavish, beautiful
ANTONYMS

modest

8‘he's a great sportsman’

SYNONYMS
expert, skilful, skilled, adept, adroit, accomplished, talented, fine, able, masterly, master, brilliant, virtuoso, magnificent, marvellous, outstanding, first class, first rate, elite, superb, proficient, very good
informal crack, ace, wizard, A1, class, hot, top-notch, stellar, out of this world, mean, demon
vulgar slang shit hot
ANTONYMS

poor

9‘I'm not really a great follower of fashion’

SYNONYMS
enthusiastic, eager, keen, zealous, devoted, ardent, fervent, fanatical, passionate, dedicated, diligent, assiduous, intent, habitual, active, vehement, hearty, wholehearted, committed, warm
ANTONYMS

unenthusiastic

10‘he's having a great time’

SYNONYMS
enjoyable, amusing, delightful, lovely
pleasant, congenial, diverting
exciting, thrilling
excellent, marvellous, wonderful, superb, first-class, first-rate, admirable, fine, splendid, very good, good
informal terrific, tremendous, smashing, fantastic, fabulous, fab, super, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, glorious, grand, magic, out of this world, cool
British informal brilliant, brill, champion, bosting
US informal on fleek
Australian, New Zealand informal bonzer, beaut
British informal, dated capital, wizard, corking, spiffing, ripping, cracking, top-hole, topping, champion, beezer
North American informal, dated swell
ANTONYMS

bad

11‘the great thing is to regret nothing’

SYNONYMS
important, essential, crucial, critical, pivotal, vital, salient, significant, big
chief, main, principal, major, most important, uppermost, primary, prime, cardinal, central, key, supreme, paramount, overriding
momentous, weighty, dominant, consequential
informal number one
ANTONYMS

inessential