Synonyms of second in English

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second1


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adjective

1‘the second day of the trial’

SYNONYMS
next, following, after the first, subsequent, ensuing, succeeding, coming
ANTONYMS

first, preceding

2‘would you like a second helping?’

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additional, extra, fresh, another, further, repeat, supplementary, supplemental
ANTONYMS

first

3‘he keeps a second pair of glasses in his office’

SYNONYMS
spare, extra, additional, alternative, another, backup, relief, fallback, substitute, auxiliary, ancillary
redundant, surplus, superfluous
North American alternate
ANTONYMS

primary, principal

4‘Malcolm is dropping down to captain the second team’

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secondary, lower, subordinate, subsidiary, lesser, minor, subservient, supporting, lower-grade, inferior
ANTONYMS

first, top

5‘there was a fear that the conflict would turn into a second Vietnam’

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another, duplicate, reproduction, twin, double, new, replicate, matching
repeat of, copy of, carbon copy of
ANTONYMS

original


noun

1seconds‘he enjoyed the pie so much he asked for seconds’

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a second helping, a further helping, more

2seconds‘sometimes factory shops sell seconds’

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imperfect goods, faulty goods, defective goods, flawed goods, inferior goods, rejects, export rejects, discards

verb

1‘George Beale seconded the motion’

SYNONYMS
formally support, give one's support to, announce one's support for, vote for, back, back up, approve, give one's approval to, endorse, promote, commend

Synonyms of second in English

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second2


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noun

1‘I'll only be gone for a second’

SYNONYMS
moment, bit, little while, short time, instant, split second
informal sec, nanosecond, jiffy, jiff
British informal mo, tick, two ticks

Synonyms of second in English

: second1second2second3

second3


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verb

1‘personnel are sometimes seconded to charities’

SYNONYMS
assign temporarily, lend
transfer, move, shift, relocate, assign, reassign, send, attach, allocate, detail, appoint

Phrases

    second to none

    ‘the hotel offers a level of service that is second to none’


    SYNONYMS
    incomparable, matchless, unrivalled, inimitable, beyond compare, unparalleled, without parallel, unequalled, without equal, unmatched, in a class of its own, beyond comparison, peerless, unsurpassed, unsurpassable, nonpareil, unique
    perfect, consummate, rare, exquisite, transcendent, surpassing, superlative, supreme
    rare unexampled
    second thoughts

    ‘not all of them come to the decision easily, and their nervousness and second thoughts are a natural result’


    SYNONYMS
    qualm, misgivings, doubt, reservation, scruple
    suspicion, distrust, mistrust, lack of faith, lack of confidence, diffidence
    trepidation, scepticism, worry, unease, uneasiness, anxiety, apprehension, uncertainty, niggle, disquiet, disquietude, hesitation, hesitance, hesitancy
    have second thoughts

    ‘I had second thoughts about the original review myself’


    SYNONYMS
    rethink, reconsider, review, revise, re-examine, re-evaluate, reassess, reappraise, think better of, think over, take another look at, look at in a different light, have another think about
    change, alter, modify
    think again, think twice, review one's position, come round, change one's mind
    in a second

    ‘you'll see in a second’


    SYNONYMS
    soon, very soon, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in less than no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before long
    North American momentarily
    informal in a sec, in a nanosecond, in a jiffy, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say Jack Robinson, in the blink of an eye, in a blink, in the wink of an eye, in a wink, before you can say knife
    British informal in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo
    North American informal in a snap