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off (adverb)
1.
a) (1) from a place or position - march off , specifically away from land - ship stood off to sea
(2) at a distance in space or time - stood 10 paces off a long way off
b) from a course - aside turned off into a bypath , specifically away from the wind
c) into an unconscious state - dozed off
2.
a) so as to be separated from support or close contact - rolled to the edge of the table and off blew the lid off the handle came off
b) so as to be divided - surface marked off into squares
3.
a) to a state of discontinuance or suspension - shut off an engine
b) - used as an intensifier drink off a glass finish it off
4.
in absence from or suspension of regular work or service - take time off for lunch
5.
- offstage
off (preposition)
1.
a) - used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union take it off the table a path off the main walk a shop just off the main street
b) to seaward of - two miles off shore
2.
from the possession or charge of - had his wallet stolen off him
3.
- used as a function word to indicate the object of an action borrowed a dollar off him dined off oysters
4.
a) - used as a function word to indicate the suspension of an occupation or activity off duty off liquor
b) below the usual standard or level of - off his game
off (adjective)
1.
a) - seaward
b) - right
c) more removed or distant - the off side of the building
2.
a) started on the way - off on a spree
b) not taking place or staying in effect - canceled the deal was off
c) not operating
d) not placed so as to permit operation
3.
a) not corresponding to fact - incorrect off in his reckoning
b) - poor subnormal
c) not entirely sane - eccentric
d) - remote slight an off chance
4.
a) spent off duty - reading on his off days
b) marked by a periodic decline in activity or business - traveled in the off season for lower prices
5.
a) - off-color
b) - inferior off grade of oil , also affected with putrefaction
c) - down stocks were off
6.
- circumstanced worse off
off (verb)
intransitive verb
transitive verb
to go away - depart used chiefly as an imperative off, or I'll shoot slang - kill murder
off (abbreviation)
office; officer; official
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
off (adjective)
1.
falling short of a standard
SYNONIMS:
bastard, bush, bush-league, crummy ( crumby), deficient, dissatisfactory, ill, inferior, lame, lousy, off, paltry, poor, punk, sour, suboptimal, subpar, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wack, wanting, wretched, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
abysmal, atrocious, awful, bitchin' [], brutal, damnable, deplorable, detestable, disastrous, dreadful, execrable, gnarly [], horrendous, horrible, pathetic, stinky, sucky [], terrible, unspeakable; defective, faulty, flawed; egregious, flagrant, gross; bum, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [], cut-rate, junky, lesser, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, reprehensible, rotten, rubbishy, second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, trashy; abominable, odious, vile; useless, valueless, worthless; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, meager ( meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, scanty, shabby, short, skimp, skimpy, spare, stingy; miscreant, scurrilous, villainous; counterfeit, fake, phony ( phoney), sham
NEAR ANTONYMS:
classic, classical; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [], capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, divine, excellent, exceptional, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-test, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous ( marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, perfect, premium, prime, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special, sufficient; average, borderline, fair, mediocre, middling, minimal, so-so, unexceptional; suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfying
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK ( okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, standard, tolerable
off (adjective)
2.
not being in a state of use, activity, or employment
SYNONIMS:
dead, dormant, fallow, free, idle, inert, inoperative, latent, off, unused, vacant
RELATED WORDS:
abeyant, arrested, interrupted, suspended; unoccupied; asleep, comatose, lifeless, moribund, quiescent, sleepy; inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dull, slow
NEAR ANTONYMS:
functional, operable, operational, workable; assiduous, industrious, sedulous; energetic, vigorous; feasible, practical, usable ( useable), useful, viable
active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, going, living, on, operating, operative, running, working
off (adjective)
3.
not being in agreement with what is true
SYNONIMS:
erroneous, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
counterfactual; specious, spurious; deceptive, delusive, delusory, distorted, fallacious, fictitious, illusory, misleading; amiss, askew, awry; deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, lying, mendacious; unconfirmed, unproven, untested; fabricated, invented, made-up, trumped-up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, tested; faultless, flawless, impeccable, letter-perfect, perfect
accurate, correct, errorless, exact, factual, precise, proper, right, sound, true, valid, veracious
off (adjective)
4.
small in degree
SYNONIMS:
fragile, frail, negligible, off, outside, slight, slim, small
RELATED WORDS:
marginal, minimal, minor; little, tiny
NEAR ANTONYMS:
great, large; distinct, significant; considerable, goodly, healthy, largish, respectable, significant, sizable ( sizeable), substantial, tidy
good
off (adjective)
5.
hinting at or intended to call to mind matters regarded as indecent
SYNONIMS:
bawdy, blue, gamy ( gamey), lewd, off, off-color ( off-colored), racy, ribald, risqué, salty, spicy
RELATED WORDS:
leering; barnyard, coarse, coarse-grained, crude, earthy, foul, gross, vulgar; dirty, filthy, gutter, indecent, lascivious, locker-room, nasty, obscene, pornographic, porny, prurient, raunchy, smutty, stag, unprintable, unpublishable, warm, X-rated; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, naughty
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene; innocuous, inoffensive; priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced ( straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly
off (adverb)
from this or that place
SYNONIMS:
down, fro, hence, off, out
RELATED WORDS:
apart, aside, elsewhere; abroad, afar, afield, astray
off (verb)
to put to death deliberately
SYNONIMS:
assassinate, bump off, croak, dispatch, do in, execute, get, ice, knock off, liquidate, neutralize, off, put away, rub out, slay, snuff, take out, terminate, whack
RELATED WORDS:
blow away, shoot, shoot down; blot out, carry off, claim, cut down, destroy, fell, kill, smite, zap; butcher, massacre, mow (down), slaughter; annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, exterminate, wipe out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animate, raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive
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