Synonyms of half in English:

half


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See Spanish definition of mitad

noun

1‘half a bar of chocolate’

SYNONYMS
fifty per cent of, bisection of
ANTONYMS

all


adjective

1‘he ate a half grapefruit for breakfast’

SYNONYMS
halved, divided in two, part, partial
bisected, in two equal parts, in two equal portions
ANTONYMS

whole


adverb

1‘the chicken is half cooked’

SYNONYMS
partially, partly, incompletely, inadequately, insufficiently, slightly, barely, in part, part, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, in some measure
not totally, not wholly, not entirely, not fully
ANTONYMS

completely

2‘I am half inclined to believe you’

SYNONYMS
to a certain degree, to a certain extent, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, to some degree, to some extent, to a point, up to a point, in part, partly, in some measure
almost, nearly, very nearly, just about, all but
informal ish
ANTONYMS

fully


Phrases

    not half

    1‘that doesn't half make you feel old!’


    SYNONYMS
    really, certainly, definitely, decidedly, assuredly, surely, very much, to a great extent, to a considerable extent, for sure, indeed
    undeniably, undoubtedly, indubitably, irrefutably, incontrovertibly, incontestably, unequivocally
    informal, humorous bigly

    2‘the players are not half bad’


    SYNONYMS
    not at all, not a bit, not in any way, by no means, absolutely not, most certainly not, not for a moment, not nearly, not the slightest bit, to no extent
    too … by half

    ‘Rosemary is too clever by half’


    SYNONYMS
    unduly, overly, excessively, exceedingly, inordinately, disproportionately, far too, to too great an degree, to too great an extent, by an excessive amount
    enormously, considerably, uncommonly, very, ultra-
    informal too-too
    by halves

    ‘he operated on a grand scale and never did anything by halves’


    SYNONYMS
    incompletely, imperfectly, inadequately, insufficiently, partially, scrappily, skimpily, to a limited degree, to a limited extent
    ANTONYMS

    thoroughly