Synonyms of 'off'
awayHe went off on his own.
cancelled or postponedToday's game is off.
(of food or drink) having gone bad or sourFood starts to smell when it goes off.
They bought so much beef that some went bad.
The smell is like rotten eggs.
the odour of rancid milk
tiny fridges full of sour milk
Even young children have teeth so decayed they need to be extracted.
river banks coated with layers of putrid sludge from untreated waste
not up to the usual standardPlaying your music that loud – it's a bit off, isn't it?
She left her husband because of his unacceptable behaviour.
The wine is very poor.
He was a poor actor.
The inspectors said a third of lessons were unsatisfactory.
The response to the appeal was disappointing.
another second-rate politician
I'm normally quick to complain about shoddy service.
a policy of clearing substandard housing
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in the sense of apart
separate in time, place, or position
He saw her standing some distance apart.
in the sense of aside
out of mind
She closed the book and laid it aside.
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Thesaurus for off from the Collins English Thesaurus