English Thesaurus
(adjective) 
Definition
very good
This is a fine book.
Synonyms
excellent
We complimented him on doing an excellent job.
,
good
He enjoys good food and fine wine.
,
great (informal)
It's a great film; you must see it.
, ,
choice
The finest array of choicest foods is to be found within their Food Hall.
,
beautiful
That's a beautiful shot!
,
masterly
They gave a masterly performance.
,
select
a select group of French cheeses
,
rare
She has a rare ability to record her observations on paper.
,
very good
, ,
impressive
The film's special effects are particularly impressive.
,
outstanding
an outstanding tennis player
,
magnificent
a magnificent country house in wooded grounds
,
superior
He's got a superior car, and it's easy to win races that way.
, , ,
first-class
,
divine (informal)
You look simply divine.
,
exceptional
His piano playing is exceptional.
,
splendid
The book includes a wealth of splendid photographs.
,
world-class
He was determined to become a world-class tennis player.
, , , , ,
first-rate
They were dealing with a first-rate professional.
, ,
bakgat (South Africa)
Opposites
, , ,
second rate
,
(adjective) 
Definition
quite well
She is fine and sends her best wishes.
Synonyms
well
I hope you're well.
,
fit
It will take a very fit person to beat me.
,
healthy
She had a normal pregnancy and delivered a healthy child.
,
in good health
,
strong
It took me a long while to feel well and strong again.
,
sound
His body was still sound.
,
robust
His robust physique counts for much in the modern game.
,
hale (old-fashioned)
looking hale and hearty
,
hearty
She was still hearty and strong at 120 years and married a third husband at 92.
,
alive and kicking
,
fighting fit (informal)
,
in fine fettle
,
up to par
,
fit as a fiddle
I'm fit as a fiddle with energy to spare.
,
able-bodied
All able-bodied men between eighteen and forty had been drafted.
(adjective) 
Definition
satisfactory
It's fine to ask questions as we go along.
Synonyms
satisfactory
I never got a satisfactory answer.
,
good
You should read this book – it's really good.
,
all right
`How was the school you attended?' `It was all right.'
,
suitable
She had no other dress suitable for the occasion.
,
acceptable
There was one restaurant that looked acceptable.
,
convenient
The family found it more convenient to eat in the kitchen.
, ,
hunky-dory (informal)
,
fair
He had a fair command of English.
,
O.K. or okay (informal)
(adjective) 
The ship came to rest on the fine sand.
Synonyms
fine-grained
, , ,
powdery
He scooped up a handful of dry powdery earth.
,
granulated
,
pulverized
(adjective) 
Definition
very thin or slender
The heat scorched the fine hairs on her arms.
Synonyms
thin
A thin cable carries the signal to a computer.
, ,
light
Try to wear light, loose clothes.
,
narrow
She arranged the flowers in a vase with a narrow neck.
,
wispy
a wispy chiffon dress
(adjective) 
Definition
of delicate or careful workmanship
Her suit was of a pale grey fine material.
Synonyms
, ,
thin
Her gown was thin and she shivered from the cold.
,
sheer
sheer black tights
,
lightweight
lightweight denim
,
flimsy
a flimsy pink chiffon nightgown
, ,
gossamer
daring gossamer dresses of sheer black lace
, ,
gauzy
thin, gauzy curtains, stirred by the breeze
,
chiffony
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
fancy, showy, or smart
We waited in our fine clothes.
Synonyms
stylish
a very attractive and stylish woman of 27
, ,
elegant
Patricia looked as beautiful and elegant as always.
,
refined
His speech and manner are refined.
,
tasteful
The decor is tasteful and restrained.
, ,
schmick (Australian, informal)
The band launch their schmick new CD next week.
(adjective) 
Definition
of delicate or careful workmanship
She wears fine jewellery wherever she goes.
Synonyms
exquisite
These panels of glazed tiles are exquisite works of art.
,
delicate
china with a delicate design
,
fragile
The haircut emphasised her fragile beauty.
,
dainty
a pair of the daintiest little kid slippers
(adjective) 
Fine detailed work is done with the help of a magnifying glass.
Synonyms
intricate
intricate patterns and motifs
,
detailed
detailed line drawings
,
complex
in-depth coverage of today's complex issues
,
complicated
a complicated voting system
, ,
meticulous
He was so meticulous about everything.
10 (adjective) 
They are reserving judgement on the fine detail.
Synonyms
minute
We will have to pore over this report in minute detail.
,
exact
I can't remember the exact words he used.
,
precise
They speak very precise English.
,
nice
If the weather stays nice, we'll go for a picnic.
11 (adjective) 
Definition
subtle
a fine distinction between her official and unofficial duties
Synonyms
subtle
There was, however, a subtle distinction between the two lawsuits.
, ,
delicate
The colours are delicate and tasteful.
,
nice
As a politician, he drew a nice distinction between his own opinions and the wishes of the majority.
12 (adjective) 
She has a fine eye for detail.
Synonyms
, , , ,
sharp
He is very sharp and swift with repartee.
,
critical
What is needed is a critical analysis of the evidence.
,
acute
His relaxed exterior hides an extremely acute mind.
,
sensitive
an extremely sensitive microscope
, , ,
refined
refined tastes
,
discriminating
These products are snapped up by more discriminating customers.
,
tenuous
She was holding onto life by a tenuous thread.
,
fastidious
He was fastidious about his appearance.
,
hairsplitting
13 (adjective) 
Definition
superior in skill
He had a fine mind and excellent knowledge.
Synonyms
brilliant
She had a brilliant mind.
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quick
The older adults are not as quick in their thinking.
,
keen
a person of keen intellect
,
alert
His grandfather is still alert at 93.
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clever
My sister has always been the clever one in our family.
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intelligent
Rita is a highly intelligent woman.
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penetrating
a penetrating mind
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astute
He made a series of astute business decisions.
14 (adjective) 
Definition
(of edges or blades) sharp
tapering to a fine point
Synonyms
sharp
Using a sharp knife, cut away the pith and peel from both fruits.
,
keen
a keen sense of humour
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polished
a polished performance
,
honed
,
razor-sharp
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cutting
a cutting wind
15 (adjective) 
Definition
good-looking
You're a very fine woman.
Synonyms
good-looking
She noticed him because he was good-looking.
, ,
pretty
She's a charming and pretty girl.
,
attractive
He was always very attractive to women.
,
lovely
You look lovely.
,
smart
I was dressed in a smart navy-blue suit.
,
handsome
Her brother was a handsome young man
, ,
bonny (Scottish, Northern England, dialect)
She was a bonny highland lassie.
, ,
fit (British, informal)
16 (adjective) 
He was an excellent journalist and a fine man.
Synonyms
worthy
worthy members of the community
,
good
The president is a good man.
, ,
deserving
The money saved could be used for more deserving causes.
, , ,
reliable
She was efficient and reliable.
,
respectable
He came from a respectable middle-class family.
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upright
a very upright, trustworthy man
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admirable
The film tells its story with admirable economy.
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honourable
However, their intentions are honourable.
,
honest
My dad was the most honest man I have ever met.
,
righteous
She concluded that it was impossible to find one righteous person.
,
reputable
Buy your car through a reputable dealer.
,
virtuous
The president is portrayed as a virtuous family man.
, ,
commendable
He has acted with commendable speed.
,
creditable
The band turned out quite a creditable performance.
,
laudable
One of her less laudable characteristics was her jealousy.
,
praiseworthy
praiseworthy efforts
,
meritorious
I had been promoted for gallant and meritorious service.
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estimable
an estimable cricket team with two members holding world records
17 (adjective) 
Definition
(of weather) clear and dry
I'll do the garden if the weather is fine.
Synonyms
sunny
The weather was surprisingly warm and sunny.
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clear
Most places will be dry with clear skies.
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fair
Weather conditions were fair.
, ,
bright
the bright winter sky
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pleasant
a pleasant surprise
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clement
The area is usually known for its clement weather.
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balmy
a balmy summer's evening
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cloudless
Opposites
18 (adjective) 
a light, fine oil, high in vitamin content
Synonyms
pure
The ancient alchemists tried to transmute base metals into pure gold.
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clear
I can look back on things with a clear conscience.
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refined
refined sugar
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unadulterated
It was pure, unadulterated hell.
,
unalloyed
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unpolluted
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solid
The taps appeared to be made of solid gold.
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sterling
his years of sterling service
(adverb) 
Definition
very well
After all, we're doing fine now, aren't we?
Synonyms
all right
Things have thankfully worked out all right.
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well
I thought the interview went very well.
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well enough
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adequately
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not badly
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satisfactorily
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acceptably
an acceptably accurate solution to the problem
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passably
She's always done passably well in school.
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O.K. or okay (informal)
(noun) 
Definition
a payment imposed as a penalty
If convicted he faces a fine of one million dollars.
Synonyms
penalty
The maximum penalty is 7 years' imprisonment.
,
damages
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punishment
The usual punishment is a fine.
,
forfeit
That is the forfeit he must pay.
,
financial penalty
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amercement (obsolete)
(verb) 
Definition
to impose a fine on
She was fined £300 and banned from driving.
Synonyms
penalize
Players who break the rules will be penalized.
, ,
punish
George has never had to punish the children.
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mulct
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amerce (archaic)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of able-bodied
Definition
strong and healthy
All able-bodied men between eighteen and forty had been drafted.
Synonyms
fit,
hale (old-fashioned),
right as rain (British, informal),
Herculean,
fighting fit,
fit as a fiddle
in the sense of acceptable
Definition
good enough
There was one restaurant that looked acceptable.
Synonyms
good enough,
so-so (informal),
up to scratch (informal),
in the sense of acceptably
an acceptably accurate solution to the problem
Synonyms
adequately,
satisfactorily,
tolerably,

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