English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'runaway'

(adjective) 
Definition
(of a race or victory) easily won
a runaway success
Synonyms
easily won
,
easy
This is not an easy task.
,
effortless
In a single effortless motion, he scooped Frannie into his arms.
(adjective) 
Definition
no longer under control
The runaway car careered into a bench.
Synonyms
out of control
, ,
driverless
(adjective) 
a runaway horse
Synonyms
escaped
, ,
fleeing
,
loose
He was chased by a loose dog.
,
fugitive
Love is as fugitive and insubstantial as smoke, yet we all pursue it.
(adjective) 
Such a mix of policies would normally lead to runaway inflation.
Synonyms
uncontrolled
His uncontrolled behaviour disturbed the whole class.
,
out of control
,
rampant
the rampant corruption of the administration
,
unchecked
Brutality and lawlessness are allowed to go unchecked.
(noun) 
Definition
a person or animal that runs away
a teenage runaway
Synonyms
fugitive
He was a fugitive from justice.
,
escaper
,
refugee
an application for refugee status
,
deserter
He was a deserter from the army.
,
truant
She became a truant at the age of eighteen.
,
escapee
An escapee from Sydney's Long Bay Jail was recaptured today.
,
absconder

Additional synonyms

in the sense of deserter
He was a deserter from the army.
in the sense of easy
Definition
not difficult
This is not an easy task.
Synonyms
no trouble,
not difficult,
child's play (informal),
plain sailing,
undemanding,
a pushover (slang),
a piece of cake (informal),
no bother,
a bed of roses,
easy-peasy (slang),
a piece of piss (taboo, slang),
EZ
in the sense of effortless
In a single effortless motion, he scooped Frannie into his arms.
Synonyms
trouble-free,
undemanding,
easy-peasy (slang),
untroublesome,
unexacting

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