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Synonyms

almost

adverb

nearly but not completely

nearly

adverb

almost, or near to a particular amount of time, money, people, or things

hardly

adverb

used for saying that something is almost not true or almost does not happen at all

barely

adverb

used for saying that something almost does not happen or exist, or is almost not possible

scarcely

adverb

almost not, or almost none

near

adjective

only a little less than a particular amount or number

practically

adverb

mainly spoken almost

well-nigh

adverb

informal nearly but not completely

close

adjective

if something is close to a particular amount, number, level etc, it is almost that amount, number, level etc

all but

almost

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a near thing

something that you almost failed to do or achieve

as good as finished/dead etc

almost finished/dead etc or likely to be /finished/dead etc very soon

the best/better part of something

almost all of something, especially a period of time

borderline

adjective

almost reaching a particular level

borderline

adjective

not clearly belonging to a particular type

close on/to something

almost a particular amount, number, level etc

come within a whisker of something

if you come within a whisker of something, it nearly happens

damned/damn near

used for saying that something is almost true or almost happened

draw near/nigh

if the time when something will happen draws near or nigh, it is nearly that time

getting on for

almost a particular time, number, age etc

going on (for) something

almost a particular age, time, or amount

hardly

adverb

used before words such as ‘ever’, ‘any’, ‘anyone’, or ‘anything’ to mean ‘almost never’, ‘almost none’, ‘almost no one’ etc

hardly

adverb

used for saying that something is very little more or less than something

just

adverb

used for saying that although something happens, it almost does not happen

just about

very nearly

more or less

almost

most

adverb

Americaninformal used before words such as ‘everything’ or ‘everywhere’ for saying that something is true about almost everyone or everything

near-

prefix

almost: used with many nouns and adjectives

near enough

almost exactly

nearly

adverb

informal used for saying that you felt like doing something but did not

near miss

noun

an occasion when an accident or injury almost happens, but does not

near miss

noun

an occasion when something almost happens but does not

nigh on something

almost

only just

by a small degree, or by a small amount

on the edge of something

nearly in a particular state or condition

pretty much/well/nearly

mainly spoken almost

scarce

adverb

literary scarcely

scarcely

adverb

only just

so near (and) yet so far

used for saying that you almost did something that you wanted to, but in the end you failed

verge on

to almost be in a particular state

warm

adjective

close to discovering the truth about something

within an ace of doing something

almost doing something, or nearly succeeding in doing it

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