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1. better

adjective. ['ˈbɛtɝ'] (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another.

Synonyms

  • superior
  • finer
  • of higher quality
  • greater
  • in a different class
  • one step ahead
  • more acceptable
  • preferable
  • recommended
  • a cut above
  • amended
  • improved

Antonyms

  • disservice
  • act
  • unwire

Etymology

  • better (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Better

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How to spell better? Is it beter? Or behtar? Common misspellings are:

  • beter
  • behtar

Example sentences of the word better


1. Adjective, comparative
The higher the dpi, the better the quality, but also the larger the file size.

2. Adverb, comparative
Thirteen or more reps per set is better for beginners and will also build muscular endurance.

3. Adverb
Thick combs are better for curly hair or for choppy, textured cuts.

4. Verb, base form
Higher job satisfaction leads to better motivation to perform the job well.

Quotes containing the word better


1. You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr. Seuss

2. I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

3. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
- André Gide, Autumn Leaves

2. better-looking

adjective. pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion.

Synonyms

  • well-favored
  • good-looking
  • well-favoured
  • fine-looking
  • beautiful

Antonyms

  • stingy
  • displeasing
  • unattractive
  • ugliness

3. better

adjective. ['ˈbɛtɝ'] (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness.

Synonyms

  • healthier
  • fitter
  • stronger
  • well

Antonyms

  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • better (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. better

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

Synonyms

  • advisable

Antonyms

  • nonworker
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • better (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. better

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

Antonyms

  • unstaple

Etymology

  • better (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. better

verb. ['ˈbɛtɝ'] get better.

Synonyms

  • straighten out
  • pick up
  • mend
  • surge
  • get well
  • turn around
  • ameliorate
  • change state
  • bounce back
  • reform
  • upgrade
  • get over
  • see the light
  • recuperate
  • recover
  • fructify
  • amend
  • meliorate
  • turn
  • heal
  • convalesce

Antonyms

  • worsen
  • deteriorate
  • summerize
  • roughness

Etymology

  • better (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. better

noun. ['ˈbɛtɝ'] something superior in quality or condition or effect.

Synonyms

  • good

Antonyms

  • bad
  • unbar

Etymology

  • better (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. better

verb. ['ˈbɛtɝ'] to make better.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • polish
  • touch on
  • condition
  • embellish
  • alter
  • make pure
  • improve
  • straighten out
  • regenerate
  • distill
  • purify
  • emend
  • doctor
  • mend
  • revitalize
  • fine-tune
  • enhance
  • enrich
  • turn around
  • change
  • beautify
  • educate
  • ameliorate
  • perfect
  • lift
  • build
  • bushel
  • furbish up
  • aid
  • down
  • reform
  • alleviate
  • upgrade
  • build up
  • put right
  • hone
  • prettify
  • restore
  • fancify
  • iron out
  • relieve
  • palliate
  • develop
  • raise
  • fructify
  • amend
  • assuage
  • meliorate
  • modify
  • refine
  • sublimate
  • repair
  • advance

Antonyms

  • uglify
  • break
  • deprive
  • imperfection

Etymology

  • better (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. better

verb. ['ˈbɛtɝ'] surpass in excellence.

Synonyms

  • outstrip
  • surmount
  • outperform
  • outmatch
  • surpass
  • outgo
  • exceed
  • break

Antonyms

  • abnormality
  • fullness
  • wetness
  • unsoundness

Etymology

  • better (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. better

adjective. ['ˈbɛtɝ'] more than half.

Antonyms

  • unfasten

Etymology

  • better (Middle English (1100-1500))
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