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[ɪnstˈɛd], [ɪnstˈɛd], [ɪ_n_s_t_ˈɛ_d]

Synonyms for Instead:

instead (noun)

alternatively, as an alternative, or else, rather.

Other synonyms and related words:

For, OR, absolutely, abstain, adapt, adhere, again, against, all the more, alter, alternately, alternative, antecedent, anterior, as a substitute, as contrasted with, as opposed to, atone, awfully, before, behalf, by proxy, catch, come after, commute, compensate, compensate for, completely, considerably, counterbalance, delete, deliver, depose, deputise, deputize, deputy, dislocate, dislodge, dismiss, displace, displacement, eject, enough, entirely, equal to, equivalent, ersatz, evict, exactly, exchange, exclude, fail, fairly, far, faute de mieux, follow, forbear, foregoing, forget, in lieu, in lieu of, in place of, in preference, in preference to, instead of, kind of, kinda, lieu, locality, location, moderately, more properly, more readily, more willingly, most, omit, on behalf of, on second thought, on the contrary, otherwise, oust, past, pay, perfectly, place, preferably, pretty, previous, prior, pursue, quite, rather than, redeem, reimburse, reinstatement, relief, renewal, replace, replacement, replenishment, return, room, seat, somewhat, sooner, sort of, space, spot, station, stead, substitute, substitution, supersede, supplant, surrogate, then again, very, vice, well.

Rhymes for Instead:

  1. red, led, unread, bread, stead, head, wed, sled, read, fled, retread, shred, redd, bred, lead, thread, shed, tread, dread, zed, spread, sped, unwed, med, ed, unsaid, dead, said, fed, ted, widespread, bed;
  2. embed, purebred, behead, ahead, misled, imbed;
  3. overfed, infrared, overhead, thoroughbred, interbred;

Quotes for Instead:

  1. Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. Sigmund Freud.
  2. Poetry seems to have been eliminated as a literary genre, and installed instead as a kind of spiritual aerobic exercise- nobody need read it, but anybody can do it. Marilyn Hacker.
  3. But this is the great danger America faces. That we will cease to be one nation and become instead a collection of interest groups: city against suburb, region against region, individual against individual. Each seeking to satisfy private wants. Barbara Jordan.