Synonyms of southwest


1. southwest, sou'-west, southwestward, SW, compass point, point

usage: the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees

2. Southwest, southwestern United States

usage: the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado

3. southwest, direction

usage: the direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point

4. southwest, location

usage: a location in the southwestern part of a country, region, or city


1. southwesterly, southwest, south (vs. north)

usage: coming from the southwest; "the winds are southwesterly"

2. southwest, southwestern, southwesterly, south (vs. north)

usage: situated in or oriented toward the southwest


1. southwest, south-west, sou'west

usage: to, toward, or in the southwest

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