Synonyms of nearest


1. near (vs. far), close, nigh, adjacent, nearby, warm, hot

usage: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call"

2. near(prenominal), nigh(prenominal), left (vs. right)

usage: being on the left side; "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"; "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"

3. near, artificial (vs. natural), unreal

usage: closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"

4. cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny, stingy (vs. generous), ungenerous

usage: giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

5. dear, good, near, close (vs. distant)

usage: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

6. approximate, near, close (vs. distant)

usage: very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"


1. nearest, nighest, closest

usage: (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance; "that was the time he came nearest to death"

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