Synonyms of well in English

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well1


See definition of well

adverb

1‘I am sure you will behave well’

SYNONYMS
satisfactorily, in a satisfactory manner, in a satisfactory way, nicely, correctly, rightly, properly, fittingly, suitably, aptly, appropriately
ANTONYMS

badly

2‘they get on well together’

SYNONYMS
harmoniously, agreeably, pleasantly, nicely, happily, politely, amicably, amiably, affably, genially, peaceably
informal famously
ANTONYMS

badly

3‘he plays the piano well’

SYNONYMS
skilfully, with skill, ably, competently, proficiently, adeptly, adroitly, deftly, dexterously, effectively, expertly, with expertise, admirably, excellently, consummately, professionally
ANTONYMS

poorly

4‘treating employees well makes good business sense’

SYNONYMS
decently, fairly, civilly, politely, genially, kindly, in a kind way, in a kindly way, generously, hospitably
respectably, honestly
ANTONYMS

harshly

5‘mix the ingredients well’

SYNONYMS
thoroughly, completely, efficiently, rigorously, effectively, conscientiously, industriously, carefully

6‘I know her quite well’

SYNONYMS
intimately, thoroughly, fully, deeply, profoundly, personally

7‘the company has obviously studied the car market well’

SYNONYMS
carefully, closely, attentively, rigorously, in depth, exhaustively, from top to bottom, minutely, in detail, meticulously, scrupulously, assiduously, conscientiously, painstakingly, methodically, completely, comprehensively, fully, to the fullest extent, intensively, extensively
ANTONYMS

casually, negligently

8‘they all speak well of him’

SYNONYMS
admiringly, highly, approvingly, favourably, appreciatively, warmly, enthusiastically, glowingly, with admiration, with praise, with approbation
ANTONYMS

scornfully

9‘she hopes to make enough money to live well’

SYNONYMS
comfortably, in comfort, in luxury, in the lap of luxury, in ease, splendidly, prosperously, without hardship

10‘you may well be right’

SYNONYMS
quite possibly, conceivably, quite likely, probably
undoubtedly, certainly, unquestionably
justifiably, reasonably

11‘he is well over forty’

SYNONYMS
considerably, very much, greatly, to a great degree, to a great extent, to a marked degree, to a marked extent, a great deal, markedly, decidedly, substantially, easily, comfortably, materially, significantly, signally
informal seriously
ANTONYMS

barely, little

12‘she could well afford it’

SYNONYMS
easily, comfortably, readily, with ease, without difficulty, effortlessly
ANTONYMS

barely


adjective

1‘it would be some time before she was completely well’

SYNONYMS
healthy, in good health, all right, fine, fit, fighting fit, as fit as a fiddle, as fit as a flea, robust, strong, vigorous, blooming, thriving, bursting with health, in rude health, hale, hale and hearty, hearty, in good shape, in excellent shape, in good condition, in tip-top condition, in good trim, in fine fettle, sound, sound in body and limb
informal in the pink, up to snuff
ANTONYMS

poorly

2‘all is not well in further education’

SYNONYMS
satisfactory, all right, fine, in order, as it should be, acceptable
informal OK, fine and dandy, hunky-dory
North American, Australian, New Zealand informal jake
British informal, dated tickety-boo
ANTONYMS

unsatisfactory

3‘it would be well to know just what this suggestion entails’

SYNONYMS
advisable, sensible, prudent, politic, commonsensical, wise, canny, judicious, shrewd, expedient, provident, recommended, advantageous, beneficial, profitable, gainful, desirable
a good idea
ANTONYMS

inadvisable


Synonyms of well in English

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well2


See definition of well

noun

1

SYNONYMS
borehole, spring, waterhole, bore, shaft

2‘it is not a priest's function to be a bottomless well of uncritical forgiveness’

SYNONYMS
source, supply, wellspring, fount, fountainhead, reservoir, mine, fund, bank, repository, storehouse, treasury

verb

1‘tears were beginning to well from her eyes’

SYNONYMS
flow, stream, run, rush, gush, course, roll, cascade, flood, surge, rise, spurt, spout, squirt, jet
ooze, seep, trickle
burst, issue, discharge
spill, overflow, brim over
rare disembogue

Phrases

    as well as

    ‘we sell books as well as newspapers’


    SYNONYMS

    together with, in addition to, along with, besides, plus, and, coupled with, with, over and above, on top of, over and beyond, not to mention, to say nothing of, let alone

    as well

    ‘ducks eat waterweed and tadpoles as well’


    SYNONYMS

    too, also, in addition, additionally, into the bargain, besides, furthermore, moreover, to boot

    well up on

    ‘I thought I was pretty well up on my internet jargon but I'm stumped on that one’


    SYNONYMS

    well versed in, well informed about, conversant with, knowledgeable about, informed about, abreast of, apprised of, up to date on, au courant with

    familiar with, acquainted with, au fait with, at home with, no stranger to

    experienced in, proficient in, practised in, skilled in

    informal

    up to speed on, clued up on, genned up on, plugged into

    formal

    cognizant of

    dated

    perfect in

    ANTONYMS

    ignorant of, unfamiliar with