Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun second-best

1 sense of second best

Sense 1
runner-up, second best -- (the competitor who finishes second)
       => rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender -- (the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing")

Antonyms of adj second-best

1 sense of second-best

Sense 1
second-best -- (next to the best; "his second-best bed")

INDIRECT (VIA best) -> worst -- ((superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year")

Similarity of adj second-best

1 sense of second-best

Sense 1
second-best -- (next to the best; "his second-best bed")
       => best (vs. worst) -- ((superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit")

Synonyms of adv second-best

1 sense of second-best

Sense 1
second-best -- (in second place; "he came off second-best")

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