well synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term well:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. well(noun)

    a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine

    Synonyms:
    fountainhead, wellspring

    Antonyms:
    feverish, bronchitic, poorly(p), woozy, rachitic, sickly, upset, queasy, paraplegic, laid up(p), unfortunate, consumptive, feverous, palsied, nauseated, laid low(p), spastic, green, bedfast, unwell, livery, sickish, faint, unhealed, ill, under the weather, giddy, light, inadvisable, bedridden, light-headed, peaked(p), rickety, sick, bedrid, stricken, lightheaded, delirious, scrofulous, nauseous, convalescent, liverish, afflicted, carsick, milk-sick, aguish, tubercular, vertiginous, unadvisable, air sick, dyspeptic, dizzy, hallucinating, ailing, autistic, seasick, paralyzed, diabetic, airsick, sick-abed, swooning, tuberculous, recovering, sneezy, seedy, bilious, funny, gouty, indisposed, paralytic, poorly, badly, disadvantageously

  2. well(noun)

    a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

    Synonyms:
    fountainhead, wellspring

    Antonyms:
    seedy, airsick, unwell, sick, liverish, rickety, light-headed, rachitic, unadvisable, hallucinating, scrofulous, sickish, unhealed, indisposed, sick-abed, afflicted, stricken, tubercular, sickly, peaked(p), dizzy, bilious, ill, inadvisable, under the weather, swooning, aguish, sneezy, milk-sick, diabetic, green, carsick, dyspeptic, tuberculous, woozy, spastic, paralytic, autistic, lightheaded, livery, nauseous, poorly(p), seasick, paraplegic, bedrid, bedfast, delirious, consumptive, paralyzed, feverous, recovering, funny, nauseated, faint, palsied, vertiginous, queasy, bedridden, laid low(p), unfortunate, ailing, upset, giddy, convalescent, gouty, bronchitic, feverish, air sick, laid up(p), light, badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  3. well, wellspring, fountainhead(noun)

    an abundant source

    Synonyms:
    fountainhead, headspring, well, head, wellspring, wellhead

    Antonyms:
    hallucinating, tuberculous, stricken, airsick, indisposed, inadvisable, rachitic, livery, woozy, palsied, queasy, scrofulous, bedfast, tubercular, sickly, paralytic, diabetic, funny, bilious, poorly(p), sickish, nauseated, lightheaded, delirious, air sick, dyspeptic, unwell, green, feverous, dizzy, sick, convalescent, liverish, nauseous, paralyzed, faint, bedrid, spastic, afflicted, autistic, unfortunate, light, consumptive, unhealed, rickety, under the weather, swooning, vertiginous, laid up(p), peaked(p), gouty, bedridden, milk-sick, aguish, seasick, light-headed, feverish, sick-abed, unadvisable, carsick, giddy, sneezy, upset, laid low(p), ill, ailing, seedy, paraplegic, bronchitic, recovering, badly, disadvantageously, poorly

  4. well(noun)

    an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)

    Synonyms:
    fountainhead, wellspring

    Antonyms:
    stricken, carsick, unhealed, spastic, dyspeptic, sick-abed, funny, liverish, paralyzed, sick, lightheaded, giddy, under the weather, air sick, upset, hallucinating, light, diabetic, airsick, unwell, faint, bedfast, unadvisable, livery, indisposed, ill, bedrid, queasy, unfortunate, dizzy, tubercular, feverish, scrofulous, laid low(p), bilious, delirious, paraplegic, rickety, aguish, palsied, paralytic, swooning, consumptive, gouty, bronchitic, rachitic, vertiginous, nauseated, nauseous, laid up(p), tuberculous, sneezy, milk-sick, light-headed, sickly, afflicted, autistic, feverous, seedy, sickish, recovering, ailing, poorly(p), convalescent, green, inadvisable, woozy, seasick, bedridden, peaked(p), badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  5. well(adj)

    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

    Synonyms:
    fountainhead, wellspring

    Antonyms:
    stricken, laid up(p), unwell, ill, dyspeptic, woozy, faint, swooning, sickish, light, sick-abed, nauseated, rachitic, vertiginous, bedridden, dizzy, air sick, light-headed, delirious, gouty, scrofulous, sick, peaked(p), seasick, tubercular, sneezy, milk-sick, indisposed, queasy, sickly, bedfast, seedy, consumptive, ailing, poorly(p), palsied, bilious, paralytic, feverous, convalescent, unfortunate, hallucinating, autistic, inadvisable, recovering, under the weather, carsick, giddy, upset, livery, afflicted, paralyzed, liverish, diabetic, airsick, bedrid, green, tuberculous, unadvisable, laid low(p), unhealed, rickety, funny, paraplegic, spastic, lightheaded, bronchitic, nauseous, feverish, aguish, badly, disadvantageously, poorly

  6. well(adj)

    in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury

    Synonyms:
    good, well(p)

    Antonyms:
    bronchitic, laid low(p), diabetic, livery, dizzy, sickly, tubercular, bedridden, laid up(p), paralyzed, stricken, seasick, seedy, bedrid, unfortunate, convalescent, ill, air sick, dyspeptic, delirious, inadvisable, light-headed, spastic, light, swooning, paralytic, vertiginous, bedfast, feverish, gouty, faint, queasy, under the weather, lightheaded, autistic, consumptive, indisposed, ailing, unhealed, sickish, carsick, poorly(p), nauseous, sneezy, nauseated, sick, tuberculous, unadvisable, rachitic, milk-sick, peaked(p), upset, bilious, woozy, sick-abed, rickety, aguish, liverish, afflicted, recovering, airsick, green, hallucinating, unwell, scrofulous, feverous, palsied, giddy, funny, paraplegic, disadvantageously, badly, poorly

  7. good, well(p)(adj)

    resulting favorably

    Antonyms:
    autistic, laid up(p), upset, bronchitic, laid low(p), woozy, light, feverous, green, rachitic, under the weather, milk-sick, faint, consumptive, queasy, dizzy, inadvisable, stricken, indisposed, bedfast, light-headed, recovering, airsick, sick, paraplegic, gouty, bilious, sneezy, dyspeptic, diabetic, unwell, sickish, liverish, carsick, seasick, bedrid, poorly(p), convalescent, nauseated, feverish, sickly, unadvisable, rickety, livery, nauseous, delirious, peaked(p), lightheaded, scrofulous, hallucinating, giddy, seedy, funny, paralyzed, ill, tuberculous, bedridden, sick-abed, aguish, tubercular, afflicted, paralytic, palsied, spastic, swooning, unfortunate, unhealed, air sick, ailing, vertiginous, badly, disadvantageously, poorly

  8. well(p)(verb)

    wise or advantageous and hence advisable

    Antonyms:
    vertiginous, tubercular, gouty, ailing, faint, bilious, spastic, liverish, woozy, scrofulous, upset, giddy, milk-sick, green, hallucinating, recovering, lightheaded, consumptive, poorly(p), unwell, queasy, ill, tuberculous, autistic, light, seasick, livery, afflicted, bronchitic, sick, paralyzed, bedrid, feverish, sickish, dyspeptic, paraplegic, unadvisable, indisposed, diabetic, bedridden, unfortunate, convalescent, airsick, laid low(p), sneezy, air sick, swooning, bedfast, unhealed, sickly, paralytic, palsied, funny, seedy, nauseated, peaked(p), carsick, light-headed, rachitic, nauseous, stricken, feverous, under the weather, aguish, inadvisable, rickety, laid up(p), sick-abed, dizzy, delirious, badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  9. well, swell(adverb)

    come up, as of a liquid

    Synonyms:
    swell up, swell, well up, tumefy, intumesce, tumesce, puff up, well

    Antonyms:
    stricken, sneezy, nauseous, livery, feverish, spastic, faint, milk-sick, rickety, funny, seedy, sick-abed, convalescent, aguish, paralytic, peaked(p), sick, tubercular, light-headed, laid up(p), airsick, palsied, liverish, dyspeptic, bedrid, unfortunate, unadvisable, air sick, green, consumptive, bilious, diabetic, rachitic, vertiginous, ill, sickish, sickly, woozy, ailing, under the weather, swooning, unhealed, paraplegic, afflicted, hallucinating, feverous, bedridden, giddy, bedfast, poorly(p), indisposed, queasy, lightheaded, gouty, seasick, bronchitic, dizzy, nauseated, laid low(p), unwell, paralyzed, delirious, light, scrofulous, recovering, tuberculous, upset, carsick, inadvisable, autistic, badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  10. well, good(adverb)

    (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')

    Synonyms:
    soundly, considerably, easily, comfortably, good, substantially, advantageously, thoroughly, intimately, well

    Antonyms:
    paralytic, vertiginous, inadvisable, dyspeptic, indisposed, seasick, faint, paraplegic, bronchitic, upset, seedy, laid low(p), convalescent, bedridden, autistic, recovering, queasy, airsick, unhealed, peaked(p), feverous, swooning, diabetic, tuberculous, unadvisable, gouty, ill, stricken, paralyzed, dizzy, sick, light-headed, bedrid, feverish, unfortunate, carsick, rachitic, consumptive, sneezy, ailing, delirious, bilious, light, spastic, woozy, green, air sick, under the weather, milk-sick, funny, tubercular, livery, palsied, sick-abed, bedfast, nauseated, giddy, rickety, afflicted, hallucinating, sickly, unwell, aguish, liverish, scrofulous, poorly(p), lightheaded, nauseous, laid up(p), sickish, poorly, disadvantageously, badly

  11. well(adverb)

    thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form

    Synonyms:
    good, considerably, easily, substantially, intimately, advantageously, comfortably

    Antonyms:
    gouty, palsied, indisposed, livery, diabetic, lightheaded, sick-abed, sick, rachitic, scrofulous, bedfast, seedy, bilious, afflicted, autistic, inadvisable, delirious, hallucinating, air sick, nauseated, tuberculous, under the weather, aguish, feverish, laid up(p), bedrid, consumptive, convalescent, faint, vertiginous, funny, sickly, paralyzed, light, airsick, ailing, nauseous, swooning, laid low(p), woozy, unadvisable, stricken, upset, unfortunate, recovering, dyspeptic, feverous, ill, peaked(p), poorly(p), milk-sick, dizzy, giddy, carsick, sickish, unwell, tubercular, paralytic, sneezy, bedridden, green, light-headed, seasick, liverish, rickety, unhealed, spastic, bronchitic, paraplegic, queasy, badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  12. well, easily(adverb)

    indicating high probability; in all likelihood

    Synonyms:
    considerably, easily, comfortably, good, substantially, advantageously, easy, intimately, well

    Antonyms:
    bedridden, paraplegic, under the weather, air sick, indisposed, ailing, aguish, inadvisable, sickish, upset, faint, paralytic, diabetic, paralyzed, unfortunate, unadvisable, sick-abed, bedrid, milk-sick, woozy, giddy, sickly, green, livery, consumptive, palsied, feverish, swooning, seedy, laid low(p), queasy, stricken, poorly(p), bronchitic, bedfast, dizzy, laid up(p), recovering, tubercular, nauseous, peaked(p), afflicted, dyspeptic, feverous, spastic, funny, rachitic, sick, light, convalescent, unhealed, gouty, light-headed, delirious, autistic, airsick, hallucinating, bilious, scrofulous, nauseated, unwell, tuberculous, ill, seasick, carsick, rickety, sneezy, vertiginous, lightheaded, liverish, poorly, badly, disadvantageously

  13. well(adverb)

    (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully

    Synonyms:
    good, considerably, easily, substantially, intimately, advantageously, comfortably

    Antonyms:
    spastic, dizzy, sickish, tubercular, sick, nauseous, airsick, rickety, stricken, ailing, paralyzed, light, carsick, consumptive, sneezy, sickly, air sick, ill, bilious, vertiginous, milk-sick, woozy, seedy, light-headed, seasick, convalescent, liverish, queasy, under the weather, autistic, feverous, funny, unadvisable, nauseated, livery, hallucinating, laid up(p), bedfast, afflicted, diabetic, tuberculous, faint, paraplegic, poorly(p), delirious, rachitic, gouty, giddy, sick-abed, swooning, scrofulous, peaked(p), inadvisable, lightheaded, unfortunate, unhealed, paralytic, palsied, aguish, upset, bronchitic, unwell, recovering, indisposed, laid low(p), bedrid, feverish, dyspeptic, bedridden, green, poorly, disadvantageously, badly

  14. well(adverb)

    to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree

    Synonyms:
    good, considerably, easily, substantially, intimately, advantageously, comfortably

    Antonyms:
    paralytic, dizzy, dyspeptic, light, peaked(p), faint, palsied, under the weather, upset, bronchitic, unhealed, unadvisable, green, lightheaded, gouty, woozy, laid low(p), hallucinating, seasick, bilious, ailing, afflicted, paraplegic, feverish, paralyzed, stricken, unfortunate, nauseous, spastic, diabetic, sickly, air sick, livery, swooning, inadvisable, seedy, sick, convalescent, rachitic, scrofulous, funny, vertiginous, light-headed, queasy, indisposed, sickish, airsick, delirious, laid up(p), giddy, carsick, recovering, sick-abed, nauseated, ill, bedfast, feverous, liverish, unwell, autistic, rickety, bedrid, tubercular, aguish, bedridden, tuberculous, poorly(p), milk-sick, consumptive, sneezy, badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  15. well(adverb)

    favorably; with approval

    Synonyms:
    good, considerably, easily, substantially, intimately, advantageously, comfortably

    Antonyms:
    dyspeptic, spastic, convalescent, feverish, sick, bedfast, unwell, unadvisable, stricken, paraplegic, sickish, ill, hallucinating, carsick, sneezy, bedrid, paralyzed, rachitic, livery, dizzy, under the weather, bilious, green, upset, consumptive, bronchitic, diabetic, liverish, queasy, indisposed, sickly, laid up(p), rickety, laid low(p), afflicted, peaked(p), feverous, faint, light, ailing, delirious, gouty, seasick, paralytic, tubercular, airsick, recovering, sick-abed, seedy, nauseous, woozy, swooning, nauseated, autistic, light-headed, scrofulous, vertiginous, palsied, unfortunate, milk-sick, unhealed, giddy, air sick, aguish, bedridden, tuberculous, lightheaded, poorly(p), inadvisable, funny, badly, disadvantageously, poorly

  16. well, considerably, substantially(adverb)

    to a great extent or degree

    Synonyms:
    considerably, easily, comfortably, good, substantially, advantageously, intimately, well

    Antonyms:
    aguish, queasy, giddy, delirious, seasick, feverish, dizzy, light, peaked(p), bronchitic, livery, afflicted, sickly, consumptive, convalescent, paralyzed, swooning, tuberculous, rachitic, upset, recovering, funny, bilious, carsick, seedy, milk-sick, autistic, faint, ailing, sneezy, stricken, liverish, woozy, poorly(p), airsick, palsied, unadvisable, diabetic, unhealed, air sick, light-headed, nauseous, sickish, vertiginous, unwell, sick-abed, feverous, hallucinating, bedfast, inadvisable, sick, nauseated, bedridden, gouty, paralytic, scrofulous, lightheaded, laid up(p), ill, laid low(p), paraplegic, spastic, green, under the weather, bedrid, indisposed, rickety, dyspeptic, unfortunate, tubercular, badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  17. well, intimately(adverb)

    with great or especially intimate knowledge

    Synonyms:
    considerably, easily, comfortably, well, good, substantially, advantageously, nearly, intimately, closely

    Antonyms:
    seasick, peaked(p), recovering, palsied, ill, diabetic, unfortunate, ailing, indisposed, sickly, upset, laid low(p), rachitic, scrofulous, rickety, dyspeptic, hallucinating, vertiginous, feverous, unhealed, bilious, delirious, unwell, stricken, tubercular, sick-abed, poorly(p), lightheaded, spastic, airsick, afflicted, consumptive, autistic, nauseated, liverish, paralytic, woozy, milk-sick, unadvisable, nauseous, bedfast, inadvisable, laid up(p), faint, swooning, air sick, bronchitic, livery, bedrid, paraplegic, sick, light-headed, convalescent, bedridden, funny, dizzy, gouty, queasy, under the weather, light, carsick, sickish, feverish, giddy, aguish, green, paralyzed, seedy, tuberculous, sneezy, badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  18. well(adverb)

    with prudence or propriety

    Synonyms:
    good, considerably, easily, substantially, intimately, advantageously, comfortably

    Antonyms:
    seasick, vertiginous, paraplegic, airsick, poorly(p), rachitic, convalescent, milk-sick, sickish, queasy, carsick, sick, spastic, bedrid, rickety, afflicted, sneezy, liverish, nauseous, unhealed, dyspeptic, ailing, livery, tuberculous, indisposed, bilious, woozy, lightheaded, light-headed, gouty, tubercular, seedy, funny, air sick, sickly, feverish, consumptive, delirious, faint, swooning, unadvisable, feverous, under the weather, autistic, aguish, scrofulous, bronchitic, dizzy, laid low(p), ill, green, paralytic, palsied, stricken, hallucinating, bedfast, light, nauseated, laid up(p), upset, unfortunate, unwell, recovering, sick-abed, inadvisable, giddy, bedridden, peaked(p), paralyzed, diabetic, badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  19. well(adverb)

    with skill or in a pleasing manner

    Synonyms:
    good, considerably, easily, substantially, intimately, advantageously, comfortably

    Antonyms:
    bedfast, inadvisable, gouty, afflicted, unhealed, sick-abed, nauseated, lightheaded, sick, stricken, laid low(p), swooning, diabetic, hallucinating, seasick, feverous, aguish, tubercular, peaked(p), funny, unwell, recovering, airsick, feverish, paraplegic, tuberculous, dizzy, bronchitic, autistic, sickish, bedridden, consumptive, laid up(p), unadvisable, liverish, air sick, poorly(p), convalescent, sickly, dyspeptic, light-headed, giddy, livery, nauseous, upset, paralytic, bilious, faint, vertiginous, ailing, unfortunate, indisposed, woozy, milk-sick, queasy, sneezy, ill, bedrid, paralyzed, spastic, under the weather, seedy, rickety, green, light, delirious, carsick, palsied, rachitic, scrofulous, badly, disadvantageously, poorly

  20. well, advantageously(adverb)

    in a manner affording benefit or advantage

    Synonyms:
    considerably, easily, comfortably, good, substantially, advantageously, intimately, well

    Antonyms:
    paralyzed, stricken, bedridden, seasick, tuberculous, gouty, queasy, funny, feverous, unadvisable, sickly, peaked(p), seedy, scrofulous, vertiginous, sick, carsick, sick-abed, rachitic, feverish, green, liverish, consumptive, bronchitic, dizzy, ailing, milk-sick, lightheaded, aguish, dyspeptic, paralytic, rickety, autistic, sneezy, bedrid, diabetic, swooning, woozy, indisposed, spastic, palsied, convalescent, delirious, hallucinating, afflicted, ill, air sick, nauseous, airsick, tubercular, light, under the weather, inadvisable, paraplegic, light-headed, faint, upset, nauseated, unfortunate, unwell, bilious, recovering, unhealed, livery, laid low(p), bedfast, poorly(p), giddy, sickish, laid up(p), badly, poorly, disadvantageously

  21. well, comfortably(adverb)

    in financial comfort

    Synonyms:
    considerably, easily, comfortably, good, substantially, advantageously, intimately, well

    Antonyms:
    unhealed, dizzy, sick, feverish, poorly(p), recovering, seasick, convalescent, sickish, peaked(p), spastic, aguish, seedy, paralyzed, paraplegic, funny, light-headed, hallucinating, paralytic, scrofulous, sick-abed, consumptive, faint, unfortunate, giddy, diabetic, swooning, milk-sick, tuberculous, green, carsick, air sick, indisposed, laid low(p), light, woozy, stricken, bedfast, airsick, upset, autistic, livery, ill, delirious, lightheaded, nauseated, sneezy, bilious, gouty, feverous, palsied, liverish, ailing, rickety, queasy, unadvisable, afflicted, bronchitic, rachitic, inadvisable, unwell, laid up(p), bedridden, sickly, tubercular, vertiginous, nauseous, under the weather, dyspeptic, bedrid, badly, disadvantageously, poorly

  22. well(adverb)

    without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor

    Synonyms:
    good, considerably, easily, substantially, intimately, advantageously, comfortably

    Antonyms:
    carsick, upset, nauseated, paraplegic, milk-sick, nauseous, inadvisable, recovering, feverous, lightheaded, scrofulous, queasy, air sick, delirious, seedy, laid low(p), aguish, dyspeptic, hallucinating, indisposed, vertiginous, light-headed, dizzy, woozy, rickety, light, giddy, rachitic, tubercular, autistic, sickly, funny, airsick, faint, palsied, feverish, sickish, unadvisable, seasick, bedrid, diabetic, ailing, bilious, sick, ill, gouty, consumptive, sneezy, sick-abed, green, stricken, poorly(p), bronchitic, livery, afflicted, unhealed, peaked(p), paralytic, bedridden, bedfast, laid up(p), tuberculous, convalescent, liverish, under the weather, spastic, unfortunate, swooning, unwell, paralyzed, badly, poorly, disadvantageously

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. well

    Healthy is most correctly used to signify possessing or enjoying health or its results; as, a healthy person; a healthy condition. Healthful signifies promotive of health, tending or adapted to confer, preserve, or promote health; as, a healthful climate. Wholesome food in a healthful climate makes a healthy man. With healthful are ranged the words hygienic, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, and wholesome, while the other words are associated with healthy. Salubrious is always used in the physical sense, and is chiefly applied to air or climate. Salutary is now chiefly used in the moral sense; as, a salutary lesson.

    Synonyms:
    hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, hygienic, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, sound, strong, vigorous, wholesome

    Antonyms:
    delicate, diseased, emaciated, exhausted, failing, fainting, fragile, frail, ill, sick, unhealthy, unsound, wasted, weak, worn, worn down, worn out

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. well(n.)

    Synonyms:
    spring, fountain, wellhead, wellspring

  2. well(n.)

    Synonyms:
    source, origin

  3. well(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    issue, spring, flow

  4. well(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    rightly, not ill

  5. well(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    properly, suitably, correctly, accurately, thoroughly, not amiss

  6. well(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    sufficiently, abundantly, amply, fully

  7. well(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    favorably, commendably, with praise

  8. well(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    highly, very much

  9. well(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    far, considerably, not a little

  10. well(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    conveniently, easily

  11. well(a.)

    Synonyms:
    healthy, hale, hearty, in health, sound, in good health, not ill, not sick

  12. well(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fortunate, happy

  13. well(a.)

    Synonyms:
    profitable, convenient, beneficial, expedient, good, useful, advantageous, for one's advantage, for one's interest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

good, also, wells, fine, and, even, same, properly, right, very, okay, weil, ben, much, addition, nice, bah, sinks, pat, far, perfectly, correctly, sake, property, too, quite, ok, bene, sink, asset, so, bien, clearly, more, fully, -, alright, am, adequately, then, rightly



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