Synonyms for alternative

Synonyms for (noun) alternative

Synonyms: option, alternative, choice

Definition: one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

Usage: what option did I have?; there no other alternative; my only choice is to refuse

Similar words: deciding, decision making

Definition: the cognitive process of reaching a decision

Usage: a good executive must be good at decision making

Synonyms for (adj) alternative

Synonyms: alternative

Definition: necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities

Usage: alternative possibilities were neutrality or war

Similar words: disjunctive

Definition: serving or tending to divide or separate

Synonyms: alternative

Definition: pertaining to unconventional choices

Usage: an alternative life style

Similar words: unconventional

Definition: not conventional or conformist

Usage: unconventional life styles

Synonyms: alternate, alternative, substitute

Definition: serving or used in place of another

Usage: an alternative plan

Similar words: secondary

Definition: being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate

Usage: the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher; a secondary source; a secondary issue; secondary streams

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