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1. alternative

noun. ['ɔlˈtɝːnətɪv'] one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen.

Synonyms

  • choice
  • option
  • default option
  • decision making
  • possibility
  • opening
  • impossibility
  • Hobson's choice
  • default
  • preference
  • possible action
  • deciding
  • soft option
  • impossible action
  • obverse

Antonyms

  • nonexistence
  • possible
  • nonbeing
  • misconception

Etymology

  • alternatif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • alternativus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Alternative

  • captive
  • causative
  • causative
  • cognitive
  • collaborative
  • collaborative
  • collective
  • combative
  • commemorative
  • commemorative
  • communicative
  • comparative
  • conductive
  • congestive
  • connective
  • constructive
  • consultative
  • contemplative
  • contraceptive
  • convective

How do you pronounce alternative?

Pronounce alternative as ɔlˈtərnətɪv.

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How do you spell alternative? Is it altenative ?

A common misspelling of alternative is altenative

Sentences with alternative


1. Adjective
Develop an alternative path to becoming a sports consultant if going to college is not an option.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Building a room in the garage is a good alternative, and it doesn't have to cost thousands.

Quotes about alternative


1. With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.
- Studs Terkel

2. You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
- Tom Brokaw

3. In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh.
- Robert Orben

2. alternative

adjective. ['ɔlˈtɝːnətɪv'] serving or used in place of another.

Synonyms

  • secondary
  • substitute

Antonyms

  • put option
  • call option
  • impossible

Etymology

  • alternatif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • alternativus (Latin)

3. alternative

adjective. ['ɔlˈtɝːnətɪv'] necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities.

Antonyms

  • inferior

Etymology

  • alternatif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • alternativus (Latin)

4. alternative

adjective. ['ɔlˈtɝːnətɪv'] pertaining to unconventional choices.

Antonyms

  • tasteless

Etymology

  • alternatif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • alternativus (Latin)
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