Synonyms of best in English:

best


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adjective

1‘the best hotel in Paris’

SYNONYMS
finest, greatest, top, foremost, leading, pre-eminent, premier, prime, first, chief, principal, supreme, of the highest quality, superlative, unrivalled, second to none, without equal, nonpareil, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, peerless, matchless, unparalleled, unbeaten, unbeatable, unexcelled, optimum, optimal, ultimate, surpassing, incomparable, ideal, perfect
highest, record-breaking
British top of the range
US top of the line
par excellence
informal star, number-one, one-in-a-million, a cut above the rest, top-drawer
rare unexampled
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worst

2‘do whatever you think best’

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most advantageous, most suitable, most fitting, most appropriate, most apt
most prudent, most sensible, most advisable, most desirable

adverb

1‘the best-dressed man in Britain’

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to the highest standard, in the best way
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worst

2‘the food he liked best’

SYNONYMS
most, to the greatest degree, to the highest degree
ANTONYMS

least

3‘this is best done at home’

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most sensibly, most prudently, most wisely, most suitably, most fittingly, most advantageously, most usefully
better

noun

1‘people for whom only the best will do’

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finest, top, cream, choice, choicest, prime, elite, crème de la crème, flower, jewel in the crown, nonpareil
informal the tops, the pick of the bunch

2‘he always tries to see the best in others’

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most favourable aspect, most pleasant aspect, best point
advantage, asset, virtue, good point

3‘she dressed in her best’

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best clothes, finery, Sunday best
informal best bib and tucker, glad rags

4‘give her my best when you see her’

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best wishes, regards, kind regards, kindest regards, greetings, compliments, compliments of the season, felicitations, respects
love

verb

1‘he won't like being bested by a woman’

SYNONYMS
defeat, beat, get the better of, gain the advantage over, get the upper hand over, outdo, outwit, outsmart, worst, be more than a match for, prevail over, conquer, vanquish, trounce, triumph over
surpass, outclass, outshine, put someone in the shade, overshadow, eclipse
informal lick, get one over on
US informal own

Phrases

    at one's best

    ‘Lily was not at her best yesterday’


    SYNONYMS
    on top form, in the pink, in great shape, in the best of health
    peak, prime
    British informal on song
    rare in fine feather
    had best

    ‘I'd best be going’


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    ought to, should
    do one's best

    ‘Caroline had done her best to help him’


    SYNONYMS
    do one's utmost, try one's hardest, try as hard as one can, make every effort, spare no effort, do all one can, give one's all, be at pains
    informal bend over backwards, fall over backwards, lean over backwards, do one's damnedest, go all out, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, break one's neck, move heaven and earth
    North American informal do one's darnedest, do one's durnedest
    Australian informal go for the doctor