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Synonyms for standard
ˈstæn dərdstan·dard

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. standard

    From its original sense of sample or specimen (Latin exemplum) example derives the seemingly contradictory meanings, on the one hand of a pattern or model, and on the other hand of a warning — a sample or specimen of what is to be followed, or of what is to be shunned. An example, however, may be more than a sample or specimen of any class; it may be the very archetype or prototype to which the whole class must conform, as when Christ is spoken of as being an example or leaving an example for his disciples. Example comes nearer to the possible freedom of the model than to the necessary exactness of the pattern; often we can not, in a given case, exactly imitate the best example, but only adapt its teachings to altered circumstances. In its application to a person or thing, exemplar can scarcely be distinguished from example; but example is most frequently used for an act, or course of action, for which exemplar is not used; as, one sets a good (or a bad) example. An exemplification is an illustrative working out in action of a principle or law, without any reference to its being copied or repeated; an example guides, an exemplification illustrates or explains. Ensample is the same as example, but is practically obsolete outside of Scriptural or theological language. Compare MODEL; SAMPLE.

    Synonyms:
    archetype, ensample, example, exemplar, exemplification, ideal, model, pattern, precedent, prototype, sample, specimen, type, warning

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. standard

    Synonyms:
    measure, gauge, criterion, test, rule, exemplar, banner, flag, type, model, scale, plummet, trutination

    Antonyms:
    mismeasurement, misrule, misadjustment, miscomparison, inconformity, misfit, incommensurateness, non-criterion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. standard, criterion, measure, touchstonenoun

    a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

    "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

    Synonyms:
    measure, measuring stick, metre, quantity, meter, amount, mensuration, monetary standard, measuring, criterion, step, bill, measurement, bar, beat, banner, cadence, measuring rod, touchstone

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard, deficient, substandard, unaccepted, nonnormative, uncommon, irregular, bad, inferior, unacceptable

  2. criterion, standardnoun

    the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

    "they live by the standards of their community"

    Synonyms:
    monetary standard, banner, measure, criterion, touchstone

    Antonyms:
    inferior, bad, unacceptable, irregular, nonstandard, unaccepted, nonnormative, deficient, substandard, uncommon

  3. standardnoun

    a board measure = 1980 board feet

    Synonyms:
    banner, measure, monetary standard, touchstone, criterion

    Antonyms:
    bad, nonstandard, irregular, uncommon, substandard, deficient, unacceptable, unaccepted, inferior, nonnormative

  4. standard, monetary standardnoun

    the value behind the money in a monetary system

    Synonyms:
    banner, measure, monetary standard, touchstone, criterion

    Antonyms:
    unacceptable, unaccepted, nonstandard, substandard, uncommon, bad, irregular, nonnormative, inferior, deficient

  5. standardnoun

    an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support)

    "distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination"

    Synonyms:
    banner, measure, monetary standard, touchstone, criterion

    Antonyms:
    irregular, substandard, unaccepted, unacceptable, deficient, nonstandard, uncommon, nonnormative, bad, inferior

  6. standard, banneradjective

    any distinctive flag

    Synonyms:
    banner, streamer, measure, monetary standard, touchstone, criterion

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard, unacceptable, deficient, nonnormative, inferior, uncommon, bad, irregular, substandard, unaccepted

  7. standardadjective

    conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind

    "windows of standard width"; "standard sizes"; "the standard fixtures"; "standard brands"; "standard operating procedure"

    Synonyms:
    stock, received

    Antonyms:
    irregular, nonstandard, inferior, nonnormative, bad, unacceptable, deficient, uncommon, unaccepted, substandard

  8. standardadjective

    commonly used or supplied

    "standard procedure"; "standard car equipment"

    Synonyms:
    stock, received

    Antonyms:
    nonnormative, nonstandard, deficient, uncommon, substandard, inferior, unaccepted, bad, unacceptable, irregular

  9. standardadjective

    established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence

    "a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism"

    Synonyms:
    stock, received

    Antonyms:
    deficient, substandard, nonnormative, nonstandard, inferior, bad, irregular, unacceptable, unaccepted, uncommon

  10. standard, receivedadjective

    conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

    "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)

    Synonyms:
    stock, received

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard, irregular, unaccepted, bad, inferior, substandard, deficient, uncommon, unacceptable, nonnormative

  11. standard, stockadjective

    regularly and widely used or sold

    "a standard size"; "a stock item"

    Synonyms:
    stock, hackneyed, stock(a), commonplace, trite, threadbare, banal, shopworn, old-hat, received, tired, well-worn, timeworn

    Antonyms:
    nonstandard, bad, deficient, unacceptable, unaccepted, irregular, nonnormative, substandard, uncommon, inferior

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. standardnoun

    Synonyms:
    ensign, flag, banner, streamer, pennons, colors

  2. standardnoun

    Synonyms:
    criterion, rule, test, touchstone

  3. standardnoun

    Synonyms:
    model, gauge

  4. standardnoun

    Synonyms:
    upright, support

  5. standardnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Bot.) vexillum

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. standardnoun

    Synonyms:
    criterion, model, type, pattern, norm, gauge, measure, flag, colors, labarum, vexillum

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How to use standard in a sentence?

  1. Patty Murray:

    It’s clear to me that this has been a deeply harmful, persistent problem and a clear pattern over a long period of time. It’s time for him to step aside, it’s time for us as elected representatives to hold ourselves to a higher standard, to set an example, and to live a set of values that is truly representative and worthy of the Congress, our democracy, and our great country.

  2. Benjamin Wilks:

    Before anything is put into practice, it needs to be tested for years before it becomes standard of care, but there are always things that people do that are not rigorously tested that claim to improve your health.

  3. Thom Tillis:

    I will treat Judge Jackson with fairness and civility, a basic standard of decency that many Democrats appallingly refused to extend to the Supreme Court nominees under the previous administration.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I think that he has set a very poor standard. I think that he has set a very low bar and I think it's a shame for the African-American people, and by the way, he has done nothing for African-Americans.

  5. Sanita Belgrave:

    I remember when I believed I could not; I remember when I decided to try; I remember the long nights towards perfecting my craft; and soon, I will be remembered as the gold standard.


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