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Detailed Synonyms for better in English

better:

better adj

  1. better
    improved
    – become or made better in quality 1
    • improved adj
      • was proud of his improved grades1
      • an improved viewfinder1
    enhanced
    – increased or intensified in value or beauty or quality 1
    • enhanced adj
      • her enhanced beauty was the result of a good night's sleep rather than makeup1
      • careful cleaning was responsible for the enhanced value of the painting1
  2. better

to better verb (betters, bettered, bettering)

  1. to better
    to improve
    – to make better 1
    • improve verb (improves, improved, improving)
      • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes1
    to correct; to renew; to get better; to make better; to better
    • correct verb (corrects, corrected, correcting)
    • renew verb (renews, renewed, renewing)
    • get better verb (gets better, got better, getting better)
    • make better verb (makes better, made better, making better)
    • better verb (betters, bettered, bettering)
  2. to better
    to complete; to finish; to perfect; to make better; to better
    • complete verb (completes, completed, completing)
    • finish verb (finishes, finished, finishing)
    • perfect verb (perfects, perfected, perfecting)
    • make better verb (makes better, made better, making better)
    • better verb (betters, bettered, bettering)
    to improve
    – to make better 1
    • improve verb (improves, improved, improving)
      • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes1
  3. to better
    – get better 1
    to improve; to better; meliorate; ameliorate
    – get better 1
  4. to better
    – to make better 1
    to improve; to amend; to better; ameliorate; meliorate
    – to make better 1
    • improve verb (improves, improved, improving)
      • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes1
    • amend verb (amends, amended, amending)
    • better verb (betters, bettered, bettering)
    • ameliorate verb
    • meliorate verb
  5. to better
    – surpass in excellence 1
    to break; to better
    – surpass in excellence 1
    • break verb (breaks, broke, breaking)
      • break a record1
    • better verb (betters, bettered, bettering)
      • She bettered her own record1

Conjugations for better:

present
  1. better
  2. better
  3. betters
  4. better
  5. better
  6. better
simple past
  1. bettered
  2. bettered
  3. bettered
  4. bettered
  5. bettered
  6. bettered
present perfect
  1. have bettered
  2. have bettered
  3. has bettered
  4. have bettered
  5. have bettered
  6. have bettered
past continuous
  1. was bettering
  2. were bettering
  3. was bettering
  4. were bettering
  5. were bettering
  6. were bettering
future
  1. shall better
  2. will better
  3. will better
  4. shall better
  5. will better
  6. will better
continuous present
  1. am bettering
  2. are bettering
  3. is bettering
  4. are bettering
  5. are bettering
  6. are bettering
subjunctive
  1. be bettered
  2. be bettered
  3. be bettered
  4. be bettered
  5. be bettered
  6. be bettered
diverse
  1. better!
  2. let's better!
  3. bettered
  4. bettering
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

better

  1. better

better adj

  1. better
    – (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable 1
    best; better
    – (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable 1
    • best adj
      • the White House thought it best not to respond1
    • better adj
      • it would be better to speak to him1
  2. better
    – (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another 1
    better
    – (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another 1
    • better adj
      • You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din1
      • a better coat1
      • a better type of car1
      • a suit with a better fit1
      • a better chance of success1
      • produced a better mousetrap1
      • she's better in math than in history1
  3. better
    – (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness 1
    better
    – (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness 1
    • better adj
      • her health is better now1
      • I feel better1
  4. better
    – more than half 1
    better
    – more than half 1
    • better adj
      • argued for the better part of an hour1

better adv

  1. better
    – comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc. 1
    better
    – comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc. 1
    • better adv
      • She had never sung better1
      • a deed better left undone1
      • better suited to the job1
  2. better
    – from a position of superiority or authority 1
    best; better
    – from a position of superiority or authority 1

better [the ~] noun

  1. the better
    – something superior in quality or condition or effect 1
    the better
    – something superior in quality or condition or effect 1
    • better [the ~] noun
      • a change for the better1
  2. the better
    – the superior one of two alternatives 1
    the better
    – the superior one of two alternatives 1
    • better [the ~] noun
      • chose the better of the two1
  3. the better
    – a superior person having claim to precedence 1
    the better
    – a superior person having claim to precedence 1
    • better [the ~] noun
      • the common man has been kept in his place by his betters1
  4. the better
    – someone who bets 1
    the better; the bettor; the punter; the wagerer
    – someone who bets 1

Related Words for "better":

  • betters, bettering, betterment

Alternate Synonyms for "better":


Antonyms for "better":


Related Definitions for "better":

  1. (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable1
    • it would be better to speak to him1
  2. (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another1
    • You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din1
    • a better coat1
    • a better type of car1
    • a suit with a better fit1
    • a better chance of success1
    • produced a better mousetrap1
    • she's better in math than in history1
  3. (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness1
    • her health is better now1
    • I feel better1
  4. more than half1
    • argued for the better part of an hour1
  5. comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.1
    • She had never sung better1
    • a deed better left undone1
    • better suited to the job1
  6. from a position of superiority or authority1
  7. something superior in quality or condition or effect1
    • a change for the better1
  8. the superior one of two alternatives1
    • chose the better of the two1
  9. a superior person having claim to precedence1
    • the common man has been kept in his place by his betters1
  10. someone who bets1
  11. get better1
  12. to make better1
  13. surpass in excellence1
    • She bettered her own record1

better form of good:

good [the ~] noun

  1. the good
    the article
    – one of a class of artifacts 1
    • article [the ~] noun
      • an article of clothing1
    the good; the object; the item; the matter; the thing; the gadget
  2. the good
    – articles of commerce 1
    the commodity; the good; the trade good
    – articles of commerce 1
  3. the good
    – moral excellence or admirableness 1
    the good; the goodness
    – moral excellence or admirableness 1
    • good [the ~] noun
      • there is much good to be found in people1
    • goodness [the ~] noun
  4. the good
    – that which is pleasing or valuable or useful 1
    the good; the goodness
    – that which is pleasing or valuable or useful 1
    • good [the ~] noun
      • weigh the good against the bad1
      • among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization1
    • goodness [the ~] noun
  5. the good
    – benefit 1
    the good
    – benefit 1
    • good [the ~] noun
      • for your own good1
      • what's the good of worrying?1
  6. the good
    – A tangible item for sale or use, often produced for later consumption. 2
    the good
    – A tangible item for sale or use, often produced for later consumption. 2

good adj

  1. good
    – promoting or enhancing well-being 1
    good; beneficial
    – promoting or enhancing well-being 1
    • good adj
      • the experience was good for her1
    • beneficial adj
      • an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries1
      • the beneficial effects of a temperate climate1
  2. good
    – having the normally expected amount 1
    good; full
    – having the normally expected amount 1
    • good adj
      • gives good measure1
      • a good mile from here1
    • full adj
      • gives full measure1
  3. good
    – with or in a close or intimate relationship 1
    good; dear; near
    – with or in a close or intimate relationship 1
    • good adj
      • a good friend1
    • dear adj
      • my sisters and brothers are near and dear1
    • near adj
      • my sisters and brothers are near and dear1
  4. good
    – thorough 1
    good
    – thorough 1
    • good adj
      • had a good workout1
      • gave the house a good cleaning1
  5. good
    – generally admired 1
    good
    – generally admired 1
    • good adj
      • good taste1
  6. good
    – exerting force or influence 1
    good; effective; in effect; in force
    – exerting force or influence 1
    • good adj
      • a warranty good for two years1
    • effective adj
      • the law is effective immediately1
    • in effect adj
      • the law is already in effect (or in force)1
    • in force adj
      • the law is already in effect (or in force)1
  7. good
    – resulting favorably 1
    well; good
    – resulting favorably 1
    • well adj
      • it is well that no one saw you1
      • all's well that ends well1
    • good adj
      • it's a good thing that I wasn't there1
      • it is good that you stayed1
  8. good
    – not left to spoil 1
    good; unspoiled; unspoilt; undecomposed
    – not left to spoil 1
  9. good
    – not forged 1
    good; honest
    – not forged 1
  10. good
    – having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified 1
    good
    – having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified 1
    • good adj
      • good news from the hospital1
      • a good report card1
      • when she was good she was very very good1
      • a good knife is one good for cutting1
      • this stump will make a good picnic table1
      • a good check1
      • a good joke1
      • a good exterior paint1
      • a good secretary1
      • a good dress for the office1
  11. good
    – morally admirable 1
    good
    – morally admirable 1
  12. good
    – tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health 1
    good; salutary
    – tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health 1
    • good adj
      • a good night's sleep1
    • salutary adj
      • the salutary influence of pure air1
  13. good
    – in excellent physical condition 1
    good; sound
    – in excellent physical condition 1
    • good adj
      • good teeth1
      • I still have one good leg1
    • sound adj
      • a sound mind in a sound body1
  14. good
    – appealing to the mind 1
    good; serious
    – appealing to the mind 1
  15. good
    – agreeable or pleasing 1
    good
    – agreeable or pleasing 1
    • good adj
      • we all had a good time1
      • good manners1
  16. good
    – most suitable or right for a particular purpose 1
    good; right; ripe
    – most suitable or right for a particular purpose 1
    • good adj
      • a good time to plant tomatoes1
    • right adj
      • the right time to act1
    • ripe adj
      • the time is ripe for great sociological changes1
  17. good
    – capable of pleasing 1
    good
    – capable of pleasing 1
    • good adj
      • good looks1
  18. good
    – deserving of esteem and respect 1
    good; honourable; respectable; estimable; honorable
    – deserving of esteem and respect 1
  19. good
    – of moral excellence 1
    just; good; upright
    – of moral excellence 1
    • just adj
      • a just cause1
    • good adj
      • a genuinely good person1
    • upright adj
      • an upright and respectable man1
  20. good
    – having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude 1
    good; proficient; adept; expert; skilful; practised; skillful; practiced
    – having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude 1
    • good adj
      • a good mechanic1
    • proficient adj
      • a proficient engineer1
    • adept adj
      • adept in handicrafts1
      • an adept juggler1
    • expert adj
      • an expert job1
    • skilful adj, British
    • practised adj, American
    • skillful adj, American
      • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer1
      • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching1
    • practiced adj, British
      • a practiced marksman1
  21. good
    – financially sound 1
    good; secure; safe; dependable
    – financially sound 1

good adv

  1. good
    – (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well') 1
    well; good
    – (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well') 1
    • well adv
      • the children behaved well1
      • a task well done1
      • the party went well1
      • he slept well1
      • a well-argued thesis1
      • a well-seasoned dish1
      • a well-planned party1
    • good adv
      • the baby can walk pretty good1
  2. good
    – completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly') 1
    good; thoroughly; soundly
    – completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly') 1

Related Words for "good":


Alternate Synonyms for "good":


Antonyms for "good":


Related Definitions for "good":

  1. promoting or enhancing well-being1
    • the experience was good for her1
  2. having the normally expected amount1
    • gives good measure1
    • a good mile from here1
  3. with or in a close or intimate relationship1
    • a good friend1
  4. thorough1
    • had a good workout1
    • gave the house a good cleaning1
  5. generally admired1
    • good taste1
  6. exerting force or influence1
    • a warranty good for two years1
  7. resulting favorably1
    • it's a good thing that I wasn't there1
    • it is good that you stayed1
  8. not left to spoil1
    • the meat is still good1
  9. not forged1
    • a good dollar bill1
  10. having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified1
    • good news from the hospital1
    • a good report card1
    • when she was good she was very very good1
    • a good knife is one good for cutting1
    • this stump will make a good picnic table1
    • a good check1
    • a good joke1
    • a good exterior paint1
    • a good secretary1
    • a good dress for the office1
  11. morally admirable1
  12. tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health1
    • a good night's sleep1
  13. in excellent physical condition1
    • good teeth1
    • I still have one good leg1
  14. appealing to the mind1
    • good music1
  15. agreeable or pleasing1
    • we all had a good time1
    • good manners1
  16. most suitable or right for a particular purpose1
    • a good time to plant tomatoes1
  17. capable of pleasing1
    • good looks1
  18. deserving of esteem and respect1
    • ruined the family's good name1
  19. of moral excellence1
    • a genuinely good person1
  20. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude1
    • a good mechanic1
  21. financially sound1
    • a good investment1
  22. (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')1
    • the baby can walk pretty good1
  23. completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')1
    • we beat him good1
  24. articles of commerce1
  25. moral excellence or admirableness1
    • there is much good to be found in people1
  26. that which is pleasing or valuable or useful1
    • weigh the good against the bad1
    • among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization1
  27. benefit1
    • for your own good1
    • what's the good of worrying?1
  28. A tangible item for sale or use, often produced for later consumption.2

better form of well:

well [the ~] noun

  1. the well
    the well
  2. the well
    – a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine 1
    the well
    – a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine 1
  3. the well
    – an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps 1
    the well
    – an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps 1
  4. the well
    – an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway) 1
    the well
    – an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway) 1
  5. the well
    – a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid 1
    the well
    – a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid 1
  6. the well
    – an abundant source 1
    the well; the fountainhead; the wellspring
    – an abundant source 1

well adj

  1. well
    – wise or advantageous and hence advisable 1
    well
    – wise or advantageous and hence advisable 1
    • well adj
      • it would be well to start early1
  2. well
    – resulting favorably 1
    well; good
    – resulting favorably 1
    • well adj
      • it is well that no one saw you1
      • all's well that ends well1
    • good adj
      • it's a good thing that I wasn't there1
      • it is good that you stayed1
  3. well
    – in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury 1
    well
    – in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury 1
    • well adj
      • appears to be entirely well1
      • the wound is nearly well1
      • a well man1
      • I think I'm well; at least I feel well1

well adv

  1. well
    – (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well') 1
    well; good
    – (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well') 1
    • well adv
      • the children behaved well1
      • a task well done1
      • the party went well1
      • he slept well1
      • a well-argued thesis1
      • a well-seasoned dish1
      • a well-planned party1
    • good adv
      • the baby can walk pretty good1
  2. well
    – without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor 1
    well
    – without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor 1
    • well adv
      • took the joke well1
      • took the tragic news well1
  3. well
    – indicating high probability; in all likelihood 1
    well; easily
    – indicating high probability; in all likelihood 1
    • well adv
      • I might well do it1
      • you may well need your umbrella1
      • he could equally well be trying to deceive us1
    • easily adv
      • a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster1
  4. well
    – thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form 1
    well
    – thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form 1
    • well adv
      • The problem is well understood1
      • she was well informed1
      • shake well before using1
      • in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked1
      • well-done beef1
      • well-satisfied customers1
      • well-educated1
  5. well
    – favorably; with approval 1
    well
    – favorably; with approval 1
    • well adv
      • their neighbors spoke well of them1
      • he thought well of the book1
  6. well
    – to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree 1
    well
    – to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree 1
    • well adv
      • the project was well underway1
      • the fetus has well developed organs1
      • his father was well pleased with his grades1
  7. well
    – in financial comfort 1
    well; comfortably
    – in financial comfort 1
    • well adv
      • They live well1
    • comfortably adv
      • she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died1
  8. well
    – in a manner affording benefit or advantage 1
    well; advantageously
    – in a manner affording benefit or advantage 1
    • well adv
      • she married well1
    • advantageously adv
      • The children were settled advantageously in Seattle1
  9. well
    – to a great extent or degree 1
    well; considerably; substantially
    – to a great extent or degree 1
    • well adv
      • I'm afraid the film was well over budget1
    • considerably adv
      • painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger1
      • the house has fallen considerably in value1
    • substantially adv
      • painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger1
      • the price went up substantially1
  10. well
    – with skill or in a pleasing manner 1
    well
    – with skill or in a pleasing manner 1
    • well adv
      • she dances well1
      • he writes well1
  11. well
    – with prudence or propriety 1
    well
    – with prudence or propriety 1
    • well adv
      • You would do well to say nothing more1
      • could not well refuse1
  12. well
    – with great or especially intimate knowledge 1
    well; intimately
    – with great or especially intimate knowledge 1
  13. well
    – (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully 1
    well
    – (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully 1
    • well adv
      • a book well worth reading1
      • was well aware of the difficulties ahead1
      • suspected only too well what might be going on1

well verb

  1. well
    – come up, as of a liquid 1
    well; to swell
    – come up, as of a liquid 1
    • well verb
      • Tears well in her eyes1
      • the currents well up1
    • swell verb (swells, swelled, swelling)

Related Words for "well":


Alternate Synonyms for "well":


Antonyms for "well":


Related Definitions for "well":

  1. wise or advantageous and hence advisable1
    • it would be well to start early1
  2. resulting favorably1
    • it is well that no one saw you1
    • all's well that ends well1
  3. in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury1
    • appears to be entirely well1
    • the wound is nearly well1
    • a well man1
    • I think I'm well; at least I feel well1
  4. (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')1
    • the children behaved well1
    • a task well done1
    • the party went well1
    • he slept well1
    • a well-argued thesis1
    • a well-seasoned dish1
    • a well-planned party1
  5. without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor1
    • took the joke well1
    • took the tragic news well1
  6. indicating high probability; in all likelihood1
    • I might well do it1
    • you may well need your umbrella1
    • he could equally well be trying to deceive us1
  7. thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form1
    • The problem is well understood1
    • she was well informed1
    • shake well before using1
    • in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked1
    • well-done beef1
    • well-satisfied customers1
    • well-educated1
  8. favorably; with approval1
    • their neighbors spoke well of them1
    • he thought well of the book1
  9. to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree1
    • the project was well underway1
    • the fetus has well developed organs1
    • his father was well pleased with his grades1
  10. in financial comfort1
    • They live well1
  11. in a manner affording benefit or advantage1
    • she married well1
  12. to a great extent or degree1
    • I'm afraid the film was well over budget1
  13. with skill or in a pleasing manner1
    • she dances well1
    • he writes well1
  14. with prudence or propriety1
    • You would do well to say nothing more1
    • could not well refuse1
  15. with great or especially intimate knowledge1
    • we knew them well1
  16. (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully1
    • a book well worth reading1
    • was well aware of the difficulties ahead1
    • suspected only too well what might be going on1
  17. a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine1
  18. an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps1
  19. an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)1
  20. a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid1
  21. an abundant source1
    • she was a well of information1
  22. come up, as of a liquid1
    • Tears well in her eyes1
    • the currents well up1

Related Synonyms for better