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Ways of saying goodbye - synonyms or related words

goodbye

interjection

used when you are leaving someone or when someone is leaving you, or when you are finishing a telephone call. Bye is a more informal word and is a more common way of saying goodbye to a friend or to someone you know well

good night

interjection

used for saying goodbye to someone in the evening or at night, or before they go to bed at night

see you

used for saying goodbye to someone who you know when you expect to see them again soon

all the best

used when saying goodbye, in order to wish someone success, good health, and happiness for the future

adios

interjection

informal

used for saying goodbye

aloha

interjection

hello or goodbye: used especially by people who live in Hawaii

ciao

interjection

spoken

goodbye

farewell

interjection

old-fashioned

used for saying goodbye to someone when you do not expect to see them again for a long time

take it easy

spoken

used for saying goodbye to someone

catch you later

used for saying goodbye to someone when you expect to see them soon, or later the same day

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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