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well1

well1

 
 
pronunciation:
wel
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, interjection
phrases:
as well, as well as
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: best, better
definition 1: in a good, proper, or satisfactory way.
Her work is going well.
synonyms:
properly, satisfactorily, successfully
antonyms:
badly, ill
similar words:
all right, OK, rightly
definition 2: carefully; completely.
Chew your food well.
synonyms:
carefully, completely, thoroughly
antonyms:
carelessly, partially
similar words:
closely, fully, properly, totally
definition 3: excellently; skillfully.
She sings well.
synonyms:
admirably, excellently, superbly
antonyms:
badly, ill, poorly
similar words:
correctly, first-rate, perfectly, properly
definition 4: with reason; justifiably.
You may well ask.
synonyms:
justifiably, properly
similar words:
fairly, justly, legitimately, rightly
definition 5: in a kind way; favorably.
They think well of him.
synonyms:
approvingly, kindly
antonyms:
badly, disparagingly, ill
similar words:
positively, warmly
definition 6: to a great degree or extent.
Well beyond the border.
synonyms:
considerably, far
antonyms:
barely, ill, little
similar words:
clearly, much, plainly, substantially
definition 7: intimately.
I knew her well.
synonyms:
intimately
antonyms:
barely
similar words:
closely, familiarly, personally
definition 8: exactly; clearly.
I well understand.
synonyms:
clearly, exactly
similar words:
intimately, perfectly
definition 9: by or among many people; widely.
That actor is well known.
synonyms:
widely
similar words:
everywhere
definition 10: with no difficulty; easily.
She can well afford to pay her share.
antonyms:
ill
phrase: as well
phrase: as well as
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: best, better
definition 1: mentally or physically healthy; sound.
She's not well today.
synonyms:
fit, hale, healthy, sound
antonyms:
bad, ill, indisposed, sick, unwell
similar words:
all right, chipper, fine, hearty, right, robust, strong, whole
definition 2: right; satisfactory.
All is well with my mother.
synonyms:
right, satisfactory
similar words:
adequate, all right, felicitous, fine, flourishing, OK, prosperous, suitable
definition 3: advisable.
It would be well to leave.
synonyms:
advantageous, advisable, desirable, prudent
antonyms:
inadvisable
similar words:
beneficial, good, helpful, profitable, sensible
definition 4: fortunate; gratifying; good.
It is well that you asked before making your decision.
synonyms:
fortunate, good, gratifying
antonyms:
wretched
similar words:
auspicious, lucky, promising
 
part of speech: interjection
definition 1: used to indicate surprise, disapproval, or resignation.
Well! I never expected that he would leave without telling me.
similar words:
oh, so
definition 2: used as a filler during a pause in a conversation, or as an introduction to a sentence.
I feel, well, bad about it.Well, I guess it's time to go.
similar words:
uh
derivation: wellness (n.)
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