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Antonyms for eminent
ˈɛm ə nəntem·i·nent

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. eminent

    Deep, while an antonym of high in usage, may apply to the very same distance simply measured in an opposite direction, high applying to vertical distance measured from below upward, and deep to vertical distance measured from above downward; as, a deep valley nestling between high mountains. High is a relative term signifying greatly raised above any object, base, or surface, in comparison with what is usual, or with some standard; a table is high if it exceeds thirty inches; a hill is not high at a hundred feet. That is tall whose height is greatly in excess of its breadth or diameter, and whose actual height is great for an object of its kind; as, a tall tree; a tall man; tall grass. That is lofty which is imposing or majestic in height; we term a spire tall with reference to its altitude, or lofty with reference to its majestic appearance. That is elevated which is raised somewhat above its surroundings; that is eminent which is far above them; as, an elevated platform; an eminent promontory. In the figurative sense, elevated is less than eminent, and this less than exalted; we speak of high, lofty, or elevated thoughts, aims, etc., in the good sense, but sometimes of high feelings, looks, words, etc., in the invidious sense of haughty or arrogant. A high ambition may be merely selfish; a lofty ambition is worthy and noble. Towering, in the literal sense compares with lofty and majestic; but in the figurative sense, its use is almost always invidious; as, a towering passion; a towering ambition disregards and crushes all opposing considerations, however rational, lovely, or holy. Compare STEEP.

    Antonyms:
    base, deep, degraded, depressed, dwarfed, inferior, low, mean, short, stunted

    Synonyms:
    elevated, exalted, high, lofty, noble, proud, steep, tall, towering, uplifted

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eminent, highadjective

    standing above others in quality or position

    "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"

    Antonyms:
    inferior, low

    Synonyms:
    gamy, high-pitched, lofty, towering, soaring, mellow, gamey, in high spirits, high

  2. eminent, lofty, soaring, toweringadjective

    of imposing height; especially standing out above others

    "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"

    Antonyms:
    inferior, low

    Synonyms:
    noble-minded, sublime, high, proud, majestic, lofty, rarefied, exalted, gallant, elevated, idealistic, soaring, towering, grand, high-flown, rarified, high-minded

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. eminentadjective

    Synonyms:
    distinguished, renowned, illustrious, famous, celebrated

How to use eminent in a sentence?

  1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.

  2. Feltham:

    In some dispositions there is such an envious kind of pride that they cannot endure that any but themselves should be set forth as excellent; so that when they hear one justly praised they will either openly detract from his virtues; or, if those virtues be, like a clear and shining light, eminent and distinguished, so that he cannot be safely traduced by the tongue, they will then raise a suspicion against him by a mysterious silence, as if there were something remaining to be told which overclouded even his brightest glory.

  3. Sylvan Adams:

    We are hoping to take a page out of British cycling, who became the world's pre-eminent cycling power after they built their velodrome in Manchester and the National Cycling Centre... so we are hoping to develop cycling amongst the youth and reach the highest level of the sport.

  4. Joseph Addison:

    It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.

  5. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:

    The United States will remain the pre-eminent global military power over the next two decades, it will continue to be Australia’s most important strategic partner through our long-standing alliance, and the active presence of the United States will continue to underpin the stability of our region.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#402low
#746short
#988base
#1008mean
#1543deep
#12913depressed
#15200inferior
#16239eminent
#22311degraded
#57694stunted
#78026dwarfed

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