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Synonyms of second best

Noun


1. runner-up, second best, rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender

usage: the competitor who finishes second

Adjective


1. second-best, best (vs. worst)

usage: next to the best; "his second-best bed"

Adverb


1. second-best

usage: in second place; "he came off second-best"

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