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Antonyms for vertical
ˈvɜr tɪ kəlver·ti·cal

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term vertical.


  1. verticalnoun


  2. verticalnoun

    along the direction of a plumbline or along a straight line that includes the center of the Earth


  3. verticalnoun

    In a two dimensional Cartesian co-ordinate system, describing the axis oriented normal (perpendicular, at right angles) to the horizontal axis.


  4. verticaladjective

    Of or pertaining to vertical markets.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vertical

    inclined, sloped, scarped

    perpendicular, upright

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. verticalnoun

    something that is oriented vertically

    low-pitched, crosswise, level, slanted, atilt, sloped, nonhierarchic, aslope, skew, slanting, horizontal, tilted, high-pitched, sloping, sidelong, salient(ip), canted, skewed, monoclinal, aslant, swimming, leaning, tipped, nonhierarchical, naiant, diagonal, flat, pitched, inclined


  2. upright, verticaladjective

    a vertical structural member as a post or stake

    "the ball sailed between the uprights"

    inclined, pitched, canted, diagonal, leaning, flat, slanted, tilted, atilt, naiant, sloped, skew, nonhierarchic, crosswise, sloping, tipped, salient(ip), horizontal, high-pitched, nonhierarchical, sidelong, slanting, monoclinal, aslant, low-pitched, swimming, aslope, skewed, level

    upright piano, upright

  3. vertical, perpendicularadjective

    at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

    "a vertical camera angle"; "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"; "measure the perpendicular height"

    nonhierarchical, sloped, swimming, slanting, skewed, crosswise, tipped, aslant, slanted, naiant, nonhierarchic, sidelong, sloping, flat, diagonal, aslope, skew, pitched, canted, high-pitched, horizontal, inclined, salient(ip), leaning, atilt, low-pitched, tilted, level, monoclinal

    erect, upright, perpendicular

  4. verticaladjective

    relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution

    skewed, slanted, slanting, diagonal, inclined, horizontal, sloped, aslant, swimming, nonhierarchic, level, sidelong, pitched, naiant, salient(ip), high-pitched, tipped, canted, low-pitched, sloping, skew, aslope, flat, tilted, leaning, atilt, nonhierarchical, monoclinal, crosswise

    erect, upright, perpendicular

  5. erect, vertical, uprightadjective

    upright in position or posture

    "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright"

    inclined, sloped, skewed, tipped, tilted, aslope, slanting, skew, diagonal, sloping, low-pitched, flat, horizontal, pitched, swimming, naiant, level, canted, slanted, leaning, crosswise, salient(ip), atilt, nonhierarchic, sidelong, nonhierarchical, high-pitched, aslant, monoclinal

    just, upright, good, perpendicular, erect, tumid, unsloped

  6. verticaladjective

    of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group)

    "vertical social mobility"

    atilt, inclined, skewed, aslant, salient(ip), tipped, tilted, swimming, sloping, skew, sloped, monoclinal, flat, high-pitched, low-pitched, crosswise, pitched, leaning, horizontal, nonhierarchic, aslope, slanted, naiant, level, slanting, sidelong, nonhierarchical, diagonal, canted

    erect, upright, perpendicular

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. verticaladjective

    horizontal, flat, level

    upright, perpendicular, plumb

How to use vertical in a sentence?

  1. Phil Klotzbach:

    The models are generally forecasting a more conducive pattern for the Atlantic by the time that we get to the middle of August, air is forecast to more consistently rise over Africa and sink over the tropical Pacific. This pattern should result in reduced vertical wind shear.

  2. Duncan Haldane:

    We don’t quite reach the galago’s performance, but SALTO has 56 percent more vertical jumping agility than any other untethered robot.

  3. Rich Greenfield:

    No one was shooting vertical video before Evan Spiegel, no one was making Stories [ photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours ], no one was visually communicating, evan Spiegel has done an incredible job [ innovating ].

  4. William Schaffner:

    You can be vertical and feel 100 % or virtually 100 % and going about your daily business and unaware that you're infected and perfectly capable transmitting the virus.

  5. Architect Gary Beyerl:

    By extending the plant zone up the vertical surfaces of an urban space, you can make a lot of visual greenery work to your advantage, i’ve got a verdant environment even though it’s tiny.

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