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Synonyms for alternative
ɔlˈtɜr nə tɪv, æl-al·ter·na·tive

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alternative

    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.

    Synonyms:
    choice, election, option, pick, preference, resource

    Antonyms:
    compulsion, necessity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alternative

    Synonyms:
    choice, resource, opinion

    Antonyms:
    compulsion, quandary, necessity, fix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    choice, selection, option, pick

    Antonyms:
    conjunctive, conventional, primary

  2. alternate, alternative, substituteadjective

    serving or used in place of another

    "an alternative plan"

    Synonyms:
    alternate, alternating(a), utility(a), ersatz, alternate(a), substitute(a), substitute

    Antonyms:
    conventional, primary, conjunctive

  3. alternativeadjective

    necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities

    "alternative possibilities were neutrality or war"

    Synonyms:
    substitute, alternate

    Antonyms:
    conventional, primary, conjunctive

  4. alternativeadjective

    pertaining to unconventional choices

    "an alternative life style"

    Synonyms:
    substitute, alternate

    Antonyms:
    primary, conjunctive, conventional

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alternativenoun

    Synonyms:
    choice (between two things)

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How to use alternative in a sentence?

  1. John Pickett:

    We see this as heralding a process of controlling insects without necessarily using a spray-on toxicant insecticide, it's the beginning of an alternative approach.

  2. Patrick Supanc:

    Overall, we want to give every Amazon customer the option of an alternative delivery location, this will become an extensive network.

  3. Kirk Leeds:

    I think you're going to see the support for the president stay pretty solid, based on no clear alternative.

  4. Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi:

    We have long had our eyes on the fast growing $ 100 billion alternative accommodations space and have been building on our partnership with HomeAway, a global leader in vacation rentals, for two years.

  5. Steny Hoyer:

    I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the resolution to remove Rep. Greene from her committee assignments.


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