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Synonyms for hierarchical
ˌhaɪ əˈrɑr kɪ kəl, haɪˈrɑr-hi·er·ar·chi·cal

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  1. hierarchicaladjective


  2. hierarchicaladjective

    Pertaining to a hierarchy.


  3. hierarchicaladjective

    Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastic or priestly order.


  4. hierarchicaladjective

    Classified or arranged according to various criteria into successive ranks or grades.

    It has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art. - source?


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hierarchical, hierarchal, hierarchicadjective

    classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers

    "it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"; "in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"

    hierarchic, hierarchal

    nonhierarchical, ungraded, unranked, unordered, nonhierarchic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hierarchical":

    hierarchic, hierarchy, line, prioritized, top-down, reporting, pyramidal

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  1. John McFarlane:

    We need to accelerate the execution of the strategy, barclays ... remains far too hierarchical, bureaucratic and group-centric to deliver the required outcomes. I therefore want to see much more streamlined processes.

  2. Edward Abbey:

    Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers-- obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls.

  3. George Orwell:

    The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.

  4. Camille Paglia:

    The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.

  5. Sohini Chakraborty:

    It's a non-judgmental, non-hierarchical therapy for these women who may otherwise be hesitant to express themselves, we already knew instinctively that dance had therapeutic effects, but now we know for certain that it does indeed work.

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