English LanguageStart - Smart Words

These english synonyms and antonyms for words used in writing has been arranged by categories. For each word (new, current, now, old, aged, past, used, exact, suitable, right, ...) you will find about 10 to 40 synonyms. Antonyms are included in the sense, that the words consists mostly of pairs which have the opposite meaning.

Synonyms for New

new Meaning of these synonyms: Having been made or come into being only a short time ago.
Example sentence: The decision to build a new gymnasium was consonant with the superintendent's belief in physical education.
contemporary current fashionable fresh
imaginative inexperienced
ingenious Meaning: Marked by inventive skill and imagination
Example: The idea of the engineering department is ingenious, and will solve the problem in no time.
innovative inventive
late-model latest latter-day modern modern-day
naive naif newest newfangled novel
now original present present-day recent
timely topical trendy uninitiated untested
untried up-to-date up-to-the-minute young

Synonyms for Old

old Meaning of these synonyms: Having lived or existed for a relatively long time / Far advanced in years, life or experience
Example sentence: The old Buddist temple was desecrated by the American tourists.
advanced in years aged ancient antediluvian
antiquated antique archaic banal bygone
dated elder elderly extinct faded
former mature medieval moldy musty
obsolescent obsolete old hat old-fashioned oldish
old-time outdated out-of-date passe past
prehistoric previous primitive ragged senescent
senior stale trite unfashionable used
venerable veteran vintage washed-up





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