Synonyms for Instead:
alternately, rather than, in preference, on second thought, as a substitute, in place of, rather.
n.in preference, ersatz, rather than, alternately, in its stead, as a substitute, on someone's behalf, in place of, on second thought, for a change. •instead (noun)
as an alternative, rather, alternatively, or else.
Usage examples for instead
Instead now, I saw the Honourable George. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson