200 Indonesian Synonym – Vocabulary – Meaning

In every language, there is also synonym of certain words to another. In Bahasa Indonesia, synonym is also called padanan kata; it refers to words with similar or same meaning to another. Both the words and the synonym can be used in sentence without changing the general meaning of the sentence. Below are some examples of synonym in Bahasa Indonesia. Also check out other articles about Learn Indonesian in 3 Minutes.

A

  • Abrasi = pengikisan
  • Absolut = mutlak
  • Agresi = serangan
  • Ahli =pakar
  • Agunan = jaminan
  • Arogan = sombong
  • Api = bara
  • Aplikasi = pelaksanaan
  • Artis = seniman
  • Asumsi = anggapan
  • Almanak = penanggalan
  • Akurat = seksama
  • Asam = kecut
  • Asli = original

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B

  • Bahtera = kapal
  • Bahari = laut
  • Barbar = tidak beradab
  • Bergaul = berteman
  • Berpretensi = prasangka
  • Bhineka = berbeda-beda
  • Biologi = hayati
  • Bisa = dapat
  • Boga = makanan
  • Berbicara = mengobrol, bercakap,
  • Berhasil = sukses
  • Baju = pakaian

C

  • Citra = gambaran
  • Copyright = hak cipta
  • Cepat = kencang, laju
  • Cerdas = pandai
  • Cantik = elok, indah, mempesona, jelita
  • Canda = gurau, bergurau
  • Cemas = galau
  • Cakap = mumpuni
  • Catat = tulis
  • Caci = cemooh
  • Candu = adiktif

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D

  • Datang = tiba
  • Ampak = akibat
  • Dansa = tari
  • Daur = siklus
  • Dobel = ganda
  • Dekap = peluk
  • Dehidrasi = kekurangan cairan tubuh
  • Dosis = takaran
  • Diskusi = obrolan
  • Diksi = pilihan kata
  • Dinding = tembok
  • Dapat = bisa

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E

  • Ebi = udang kering
  • Ekonomis = hemat
  • Ekspresi = aktualisasi diri
  • Epilog = penutup
  • Evakuasi = pengungsian
  • Evaluasi = penilaian
  • Enak = lezat
  • Enggan = tidak mau
  • Esa = satu
  • Etika = moral
  • Estetis = kecantikan
  • Etis = pantas
  • Enggak = tidak
  • Eksplisit = tersurat

F

  • Flora = tumbuhan
  • Fauna = hewan
  • Fitnah = rekaan
  • Fertil = subur
  • Fundamental = mendasar
  • Forum = lembaga
  • Fungi = jamur

G

  • Gundah = galau, cemas
  • Gemar = suka
  • Geothermal = panas bumi
  • Genre = aliran
  • Global = umum
  • Ganti = ubah
  • Gerak = dinamis
  • Geser = pindah
  • Gelung = sanggul
  • Geram = sebal
  • Ganda = dobel, dua
  • Gampang = mudah
  • Gusur = usir 

H

  • Harmonis = serasi
  • Hedonisme = hura-hura
  • Heterogen = campuran
  • Hisap = sedot
  • Hampa = vakum
  • Hingga = sampai
  • Hilang = raib
  • Hengkang = pergi
  • Hendak = akan
  • Hadir = ada

I

  • Identitas = data diri
  • Imbas = efek
  • Implisit = tersirat
  • Injeksi = suntik
  • Insentif = bonus
  • Inovasi = penemuan
  • Inspeksi = pemeriksaan
  • Interaksi = hubungan
  • Ironi = sindiran
  • Isu = rumor
  • Imbang = seri
  • Irit = hemat
  • Ikut = turut
  • Iri = dengki
  • Imbuh = tambah
  • Istirahat = rehat
  • Indah = cantik
  • Imunitas = daya tahan tubuh

Examples of synonym in sentence:

  • Ibu hendak pergi ke pasar. (Mom is going to the market)
  • Ibu akan pergi ke pasar. (Mom is going to the market)
  • Andi gemar main sepak bola. (Andi loves playing football.)
  • Andi suka main sepak bola. (Andi loves playing football.)

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The following is more examples of Indonesian synonyms.

J

  • Jajak = telaah
  • Jeda = jarak
  • Jika = bila
  • Jemu = bosan, jenuh
  • Jantan = berani, gagah
  • Jumpa = temu
  • Jurusan = arah
  • Jelaga = abu
  • Jenis = varian, macam
  • Jalang = liar

K

  • Karakteristik = ciri
  • Kendala = hambatan
  • Klarifikasi = penjelasan
  • Kuno = antic, kolot
  • Kaldera = kawah
  • Kancing = mata baju
  • Kabar = berita

L

  • Lemah = lesu
  • Laba = keuntungan
  • Legal = sah, resmi
  • Lisan = omongan

M

  • Misteri = rahasia
  • Mistis = gaib
  • Mitra = kawan, sekutu
  • Mesti = harus
  • Misteri = rahasia
  • Muthakhir = terkini
  • Menulis = mencatat
  • Muka = wajah, depan

N

  • Nabati = boani
  • Niscaya = pasti

O

  • Otodidak = belajar sendiri
  • Orisinil = asli
  • Olah = buat
  • Ongkos = biaya

P

  • Pangkas = potong
  • Paripurna = sempurna
  • Paras = wajah
  • Pedoman = panduan
  • Proteksi = perlindungan
  • Penjelasan = penjabaran

R

  • Rancu = kacau
  • Riset = penelitian
  • Ringkih = rapuh
  • Rinci = detail
  • Ringkas = singkat

S

  • Sandang = pakaian
  • Sisi = bagian
  • Semboyan = slogan
  • Strategi = taktik
  • Sombong = arogan
  • Sembarang = acak, random 

T

  • Tabiat = watak
  • Target = sasaran
  • Tendang = sepak

U

  • Upacara = seremoni
  • Untuk = kepada
  • Ulas = bahas
  • Usia = umur
  • Umpama = andai

V

  • Ventilasi = angin-angin
  • Vektor = garis
  • Versus = lawan

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W

  • Warta = berita
  • Wahana = sarana

Z

  • Zaman = masa, era

Example of synonym in sentence:

  • Laba penjualan dibulan ini cukup banyak. (The sales profit this month is quite a lot.)
  • Keuntungan penjualan di bulan ini cukup banyak. (The sales profit this month is quite a lot.)
  • Ada banyak jenis apel di Indonesia. (There are lots of apple variants in Indonesia.)
  • Ada banyak macam apel di Indonesia. (There are lots of apple variants in Indonesia.)

From the example, you can see that some words can be replaced with its synonym. Learning Indonesian synonym surely enriches your vocabulary. You can use the synonym in daily conversation and see if you are already in another level.