1 superior, excellent, superb, magnificent, supreme, marvellous, exceptional, splendid, exquisite, elegant, first-class, first-rate, prime, choice, select, top-grade, high-grade, top-drawer, quality, admirable, great, good, satisfactory, Colloq out of this world, great, OK or okay, peachy, neat, keen, Brit tickety-boo, US neat, Australian bonzer, Slang swell, cool, Brit old-fashioned ripping, Dialectal champion:
He is a connoisseur of fine paintings. She turned in a fine performance.
2 sunny, fair, bright, clear, cloudless, balmy, pleasant, dry, nice:
It was a fine day for a picnic.
3 enjoyable, satisfying, entertaining, amusing, good, interesting, pleasant, nice:
Thank you for inviting us to such a fine party.
4 accomplished, skilful, consummate, outstanding, masterly, brilliant, virtuoso:
Ann-Sofie is a fine pianist.
5 delicate, subtle, exquisite, well-made, dainty, elegant; superior, excellent, outstanding:
What a fine example of miniature-painting!
6 delicate, dainty, thin, gossamer, diaphanous, gauzy, sheer, slender, frail, flimsy, filamentous, threadlike:
The sword hung over Damocles' head by a fine thread.
7 powdered, powdery, pulverized, comminuted, crushed, fine-grained:
As soon as they touched the papyrus, it disintegrated into a fine powder.
8 sharp, keen, keen-edged, razor-sharp, pointed, acute:
The points of the sea urchin's spines are so fine you don't feel them enter.
9 subtle, delicate, refined, acute, keen, discriminating, critical, precise, nice, hair-splitting:
There is sometimes a fine distinction between pleasure and pain.
10 good-looking, handsome, attractive, striking, beautiful, pretty, lovely, seemly, fair, comely, Colloq US cute, Scots bonny:
Jeanette married a fine young man.
11 meritorious, worthy, commendable, admirable, excellent, superb, splendid, good, Colloq great:
She has displayed fine courage in the face of terrible family problems.
12 healthy, well, healthful, robust, all right, Colloq OK or okay:
I told the doctor that I was feeling fine.
Arriving at the airport with only minutes to spare is cutting it pretty fine.
1 penalty, charge, fee, mulct, forfeit, amercement; forfeiture:
He was unable to pay the parking fine.
2 penalize, charge, mulct, amerce:
She was fined for parking at a bus stop.