Synonyms of double in English:


See US English definition of double

See UK English definition of double

See Spanish definition of doble


1‘a double garage’

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


2‘a double helping’

twice the usual size, doubled, twofold

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

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


4‘he led a double life’

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

simple, honest


1‘we had to pay double’

twice, twice over, twice the amount, doubly


1‘if it's not her, it's her double’

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

2‘she used a double for the stunts’

stand-in, body double, understudy, substitute


1‘they offered to double his salary’

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

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

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’

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’

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


    at the double

    ‘Charlie disappeared across the parade ground at the double’

    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
    double Dutch

    ‘to most readers these names are double Dutch’

    nonsense, gibberish, balderdash, blather, blether
    British rubbish
    informal drivel, gobbledygook, mumbo jumbo, tripe, hogwash, baloney, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, guff, eyewash, piffle, twaddle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, dribble
    British informal rot, 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