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1. best

adjective. ['ˈbɛst'] (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities.

Synonyms

  • finest
  • greatest
  • top
  • foremost
  • preeminent
  • premier
  • prime
  • first
  • superfine
  • superior
  • top-grade
  • primo
  • unrivaled
  • optimum
  • incomparable
  • unsurpassable
  • world-class
  • unsurpassed
  • unexceeded
  • high-grade
  • top-quality
  • optimal

Antonyms

  • comparable
  • side
  • bottom
  • worst
  • inferior

Etymology

  • beste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • betst (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Best

  • self-professed
  • transgressed
  • unimpressed
  • telequest
  • stateswest
  • intrawest
  • eastern-west
  • dispossessed
  • unaddressed
  • telewest
  • repossessed
  • reinvest
  • progressed
  • northwest
  • indigest
  • expressed
  • distressed
  • compressed
  • undressed
  • sylvest
  • suppressed
  • suggest
  • southwest
  • request
  • repressed
  • reassessed
  • protest
  • professed
  • penwest
  • norwest

How do you pronounce best?

Pronounce best as bɛst.

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Sentences with best


1. Adjective, superlative
This method is the best way to make a large amount of melted cheese for a party.

2. Adverb, superlative
It's best to do this in small batches rather than crowding the pan with a large batch.

3. Adverb
This activity is best done as part of a class or with several other couples.

Quotes about best


1. I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

3. Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

2. second-best

adjective. next to the best.

Antonyms

  • bad

3. best-known

adjective. most familiar or renowned.

Antonyms

  • unacknowledged

4. best-selling

adjective. selling in great numbers.

Antonyms

  • unpopularity

5. best

noun. ['ˈbɛst'] the supreme effort one can make.

Synonyms

  • effort
  • attempt
  • endeavour
  • endeavor

Antonyms

  • export
  • import
  • natural object
  • evil

Etymology

  • beste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • betst (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. best

noun. ['ˈbɛst'] the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others.

Synonyms

  • mortal
  • someone
  • soul
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • evilness
  • wicked
  • unrighteous
  • unworthy

Etymology

  • beste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • betst (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. best

verb. ['ˈbɛst'] get the better of.

Synonyms

  • vanquish
  • beat
  • outflank
  • outmaneuver
  • trump
  • trounce
  • scoop
  • beat out
  • outsmart
  • crush
  • outmanoeuvre
  • shell

Antonyms

  • unkindness
  • malignancy
  • maleficence
  • immorality

Etymology

  • beste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • betst (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. best

adverb. ['ˈbɛst'] from a position of superiority or authority.

Antonyms

  • unrespectable

Etymology

  • beste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • betst (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. Best

noun. Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978).

Synonyms

  • C. H. Best

10. best

adjective. ['ˈbɛst'] (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable.

Synonyms

  • better

Antonyms

  • disobedient
  • worse

Etymology

  • beste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • betst (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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