Synonyms of world in English:


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1‘he travelled the world with the army’

earth, globe, planet, sphere

2‘he was convinced of the possibility of life on other worlds’

planet, satellite, moon, star, heavenly body, orb

3‘the academic world’

sphere, society, circle, arena, milieu, province, domain, territory, orbit, preserve, realm, field, discipline, area, department, sector, section, group, division

4the world‘she would show the world that she was no weak-kneed lady of leisure’

everyone, everybody, each and every one, people, mankind, humankind, humanity, people everywhere, the whole world, the world at large, the public, the general public, the population, the populace, all and sundry, every mother's son, every Tom, Dick, and Harry, every man jack

5‘there's a world of difference between the two men’

huge amount, vast amount, enormous amount, good deal, great deal, abundance, wealth, profusion, mountain, immensity
many, much, plenty, reams
informal heap, pile, lot, load, stack, ton, masses
British informal shedload, lashings
Australian, New Zealand informal swag

very little

6‘she renounced the world and became a nun’

society, high society
secular interests, temporal concerns, earthly concerns
human existence


    in a world of one's own

    ‘he is in a world of his own and is frequently carried away by his own flights of fancy’

    absent-minded, preoccupied, absorbed, engrossed, far away, somewhere else, not there, not with us, abstracted, with one's head in the clouds, daydreaming, dreamy, inattentive, distracted, thoughtful, pensive, lost in thought, deep in thought, immersed in thought, wool-gathering, in a brown study, musing, brooding, absent, distrait, heedless, oblivious
    informal miles away
    out of this world

    ‘her breakfasts are out of this world’

    wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate
    informal super, great, amazing, amazeballs, fantastic, terrific, tremendous, sensational, incredible, heavenly, gorgeous, dreamy, grand, fabulous, fab, fabby, fantabulous, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, awesome, magic, ace, cool, mean, bad, wicked, mega, crucial, mind-blowing, far out, A1, sound, marvy, spanking, dope, def, phat
    British informal brilliant, brill, smashing
    North American informal peachy, dandy, jim-dandy, neat, badass, boss, radical, rad, boffo, bully, bitching, bodacious
    Australian, New Zealand informal beaut, bonzer
    South African informal kif, lank
    informal, dated groovy, divine
    British informal, dated capital, champion, wizard, corking, cracking, ripping, spiffing, top-hole, topping, beezer
    North American informal, dated swell, keen
    literary wondrous
    archaic goodly

    awful, dreadful