1. instead

adverb. ['ˌɪnˈstɛd'] in place of, or as an alternative to.


  • alternatively


  • in (English)
  • inne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • stead (English)
  • sted (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Instead

  • hilton-head
  • widespread
  • purebred
  • interbred
  • thoroughbred
  • infrared
  • sffed
  • retread
  • overhead
  • overfed
  • misread
  • misled
  • biomed
  • unwed
  • unted
  • unsaid
  • unread
  • spread
  • sayed
  • numed
  • imbed
  • embed
  • behead
  • tread
  • thread
  • szwed
  • swed
  • sped
  • sledd
  • sled

How do you pronounce instead?

Pronounce instead as ˌɪnˈstɛd.

US - How to pronounce instead in American English

UK - How to pronounce instead in British English

How do you spell instead? Is it instade ?

A common misspelling of instead is instade

Sentences with instead

1. Adverb
If you want an instant way to hide chicken pox scars, then you can use makeup instead.

Quotes about instead

1. Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
- Lewis B. Smedes

2. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
- Theodore Roosevelt

3. Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.
- Og Mandino

2. instead

adverb. ['ˌɪnˈstɛd'] on the contrary; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter".


  • in (English)
  • inne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • stead (English)
  • sted (Middle English (1100-1500))