Synonyms for alternative
ɔlˈtɜr nə tɪv, æl-al·ter·na·tive
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes
A choice may be among many things; an alternative is in the strictest sense a choice between two things; oftener it is one of two things between which a choice is to be made, and either of which is the alternative of the other; as, the alternative of surrender is death; or the two things between which there is a choice may be called the alternatives; both Mill and Gladstone are quoted as extending the meaning of alternative to include several particulars, Gladstone even speaking of "the fourth and last of these alternatives." Option is the right or privilege of choosing; choice may be either the right to choose, the act of choosing, or the thing chosen. A person of ability and readiness will commonly have many resources. Pick, from the Saxon, and election, from the Latin, picture the objects before one, with freedom and power to choose which he will; as, there were twelve horses, among which I could take my pick. A choice, pick, election, or preference is that which suits one best; an alternative is that to which one is restricted; a resource, that to which one is glad to betake oneself.
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Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes
option, alternative, choiceadjective
one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
"what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"
alternate, alternative, substituteadjective
serving or used in place of another
"an alternative plan"
necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
"alternative possibilities were neutrality or war"
pertaining to unconventional choices
"an alternative life style"
List of paraphrases for "alternative":
alternatives, alternate, variant, replacement, shadow, option, substitute, substitution, other, spare, alternativo, alternativa, surrogate, parallel, reciprocating, choice, different, solution, alternativas, alternating, makeshift, tabbed, choices, replace, various, workaround, lieu
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A theory has only the alternative of being wrong. A model has a third possibility - it might be right but irrelevant.
Until there's some consolidation here, you're not going to have a clear alternative to Donald Trump, if we don't come together, we're never going to be able to provide a clear alternative to the direction that Donald Trump wants to take the Republican Party and the country.
The very idea that people know about an alternative to Putin the way Americans know about an alternative to Obama like the Republicans is just laughable.
Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation.
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
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- алтернатива, алтернативенBulgarian
- alternatiuCatalan, Valencian
- alternativní, alternativaCzech
- alternativ, AlternativeGerman
- εναλλακτικός, διέξοδος, επιλογή, προαιρετικός, εκλογή, εναλλαγήGreek
- alternativa, alternativoSpanish
- vaihtoehtoinen, vaihtoehtoFinnish
- alternatif, alternativeFrench
- այլընտրանքային, այլընտրանքArmenian
- alternativa, alternativoItalian
- 選択肢, 代替Japanese
- alternatywa, alternatywnyPolish
- alternativa, alternativoPortuguese
- альтернатива, альтернативныйRussian
- alternativan, alternativaSerbo-Croatian
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