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Antonyms for farther
ˈfɑr ðərfar·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fartheradjective

    more distant in especially space or time

    "they live in the farther house"

    Antonyms:
    close, nigh, near

    Synonyms:
    further

  2. further, fartheradverb

    more distant in especially degree

    "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations"

    Antonyms:
    near, close, nigh

    Synonyms:
    further

  3. further, fartheradverb

    to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)

    "further complicated by uncertainty about the future"; "let's not discuss it further"; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "they are further along in their research than we expected"; "the application of the law was extended farther"; "he is going no farther in his studies"

    Antonyms:
    near, nigh, close

    Synonyms:
    further

  4. farther, furtheradverb

    to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense)

    "farther north"; "moved farther away"; "farther down the corridor"; "the practice may go back still farther to the Druids"; "went only three miles further"; "further in the future"

    Antonyms:
    close, nigh, near

    Synonyms:
    further

Editors Contribution

  1. closer

    far from...

    you are too close to this dog. move a little farther away.

    Submitted by JP03 on December 25, 2014  

How to use farther in a sentence?

  1. John C. Calhoun:

    The government of the absolute majority is but the government of the strongest interests; and when not effectively checked, is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised... [To read the Constitution is to realize that] no free system was ever farther removed from the principle that the absolute majority, without check or limitation, ought to govern.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    I'm standing on the shoulders of the Giants, so that I can see farther.

  3. Raoul Jardine of Allentown:

    It was definitely a whiteout. I couldn't see any farther than probably two city blocks, i saw brake lights and pulled off to the side. Somebody hit me when I was parked in the shoulder.

  4. Leslie Miklosy:

    Pursue excellence rather than fame -- it will get you farther faster, and will be way more satisfying.

  5. Robert Burton:

    A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.

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