English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'out'

(adjective) 
Definition
away from one's home or place of work for a short time
I tried to phone you last night, but you were out.
Synonyms
not in
,
away
She was away on a business trip.
, , ,
gone
He's already been gone four hours!
, ,
from home
,
absent
He has been absent from his desk for two weeks.
,
not here
,
not there
,
not at home
(adjective) 
Definition
no longer burning, shining, or functioning
There was an occasional spark but the fire was out.
Synonyms
extinguished
,
ended
At last our search is ended.
,
finished
They got a grant from the government but they claim that's all finished now.
, , ,
exhausted
Mining companies are shutting down operations as the coal supply is exhausted.
,
expired
,
used up
,
doused
,
at an end
Opposites
, , ,
on fire
(adjective) 
Definition
in bloom
The daffodils are out now.
Synonyms
in bloom
, , ,
flowering
pots of flowering shrubs
, ,
in flower
,
in full bloom
(adjective) 
Definition
available to the public
Their new album is out next week.
Synonyms
available
There are three small boats available for hire.
,
on sale
,
in the shops
,
at hand
,
to be had
, ,
procurable
(adjective) 
Definition
not allowed
Your jokes are bad enough, but that language is right out.
Synonyms
not allowed
,
banned
,
forbidden
Smoking was forbidden everywhere.
,
ruled out
,
vetoed
,
not on (informal)
,
unacceptable
His rude behaviour was unacceptable.
,
prohibited
Fishing is prohibited here.
,
taboo
Cancer is a taboo subject.
,
verboten (German)
Opposites
allowed
,
permitted
, ,
(adjective) 
Definition
not in fashion or current usage
Romance is making a comeback. Cynicism is out.
Synonyms
out of date
processes using out-of-date technology and very old equipment
, ,
square (informal)
I felt so square in my three-piece suit.
,
old-fashioned
She always wears such boring, old-fashioned clothes.
,
dated
They wore dated clothes.
,
outdated
outdated and inefficient factory equipment
,
unfashionable
Wearing fur has become deeply unfashionable.
,
antiquated
The factory is so antiquated, it isn't worth saving.
,
outmoded
People in positions of power continue to promote outmoded ideas.
,
passé
That sort of music is passé now.
,
old hat
, ,
out of style
,
unhip (slang)
,
démodé (French)
,
not with it (informal)
Opposites
, ,
the new
, ,
with it (informal)
, ,
trendy (British, informal)
, ,
in fashion
,
du jour (French)
, ,
culty
(adjective) 
Definition
inaccurate or incorrect
Our calculations were only slightly out.
Synonyms
inaccurate
The reports were based on inaccurate information.
,
wrong
That was the wrong answer – try again.
,
incorrect
He denied that his evidence was incorrect.
,
faulty
Their interpretation was faulty.
,
off the mark
,
erroneous
The conclusions they have come to are completely erroneous.
,
off target
,
wide of the mark
That comparison isn't as wide of the mark as it seems.
Opposites
, , ,
on target
,
spot on
(adjective) 
Definition
public
The secret about his tax affairs is out.
Synonyms
revealed
,
exposed
Skin cancer is most likely to occur on exposed parts of the body.
,
common knowledge
,
public knowledge
,
(out) in the open
Opposites
kept secret
, ,
(verb) 
Definition
to expose (a public figure) as being homosexual
She was outed as a spy.
Synonyms
expose
After the scandal was exposed, he moved abroad.
,
uncover
Auditors said they had uncovered evidence of fraud.
,
unmask
Elliott unmasked the master spy and traitor.

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of absent
Definition
not present in a place or situation
He has been absent from his desk for two weeks.
Synonyms
unavailable,
not present,
nonattendant
in the sense of antiquated
Definition
obsolete or old-fashioned
The factory is so antiquated, it isn't worth saving.
Synonyms
old,
past it (informal),
out-of-date,
old hat,
cobwebby,
old as the hills
in the sense of away
Definition
not present
She was away on a business trip.
Synonyms
out,
not there,
not here,
not present,
on vacation,
not at home

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