Synonyms of alternative


1. option, alternative, choice, decision making, deciding

usage: 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"


1. alternate, alternative, substitute, secondary (vs. primary)

usage: serving or used in place of another; "an alternative plan"

2. alternative, disjunctive (vs. conjunctive)

usage: necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities; "alternative possibilities were neutrality or war"

3. alternative, unconventional (vs. conventional) (vs. conventional)

usage: pertaining to unconventional choices; "an alternative life style"

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Definition and meaning of alternative (Dictionary)