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Synonyms for superior
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. superior, higher-up, superordinate(noun)

    one of greater rank or station or quality

    Synonyms:
    superordinate word, hypernym, superordinate, victor, higher-up, master, superscript

    Antonyms:
    inferior, humble, woeful, execrable, third-rate, scrubby, cheapjack, second-rate, ropy, utility(a), shoddy, scrawny, tawdry, affected, low, ropey, mediocre, low-level, utility-grade, tinny, common, miserable, less, deplorable, chintzy, modest, bush-league, commercial, subordinate, middle-level, bad, lowly, outclassed, cheesy, second-class, stunted, junior, punk, base, low-grade, bush, bum, coarsened, sleazy, coarse, wretched, cheap, small, commercial-grade, crummy, indifferent

  2. superior(noun)

    the head of a religious community

    Synonyms:
    master, superscript, higher-up, victor, superordinate

    Antonyms:
    inferior, low-level, modest, punk, ropy, cheapjack, sleazy, tawdry, bush-league, scrawny, bush, crummy, mediocre, third-rate, tinny, scrubby, outclassed, chintzy, indifferent, utility-grade, stunted, coarse, affected, cheesy, commercial, utility(a), cheap, humble, wretched, low, execrable, bad, base, bum, deplorable, subordinate, middle-level, second-rate, less, woeful, ropey, lowly, second-class, coarsened, miserable, small, common, low-grade, commercial-grade, junior, shoddy

  3. victor, master, superior(noun)

    a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

    Synonyms:
    professional, master key, superscript, master copy, higher-up, schoolmaster, winner, original, passkey, superordinate, maestro, victor, master, overlord, passe-partout, sea captain, headmaster, captain, lord, skipper

    Antonyms:
    inferior, crummy, sleazy, utility-grade, ropey, modest, low, cheapjack, tawdry, small, punk, mediocre, low-level, tinny, deplorable, subordinate, middle-level, scrubby, base, bum, third-rate, coarse, ropy, chintzy, lowly, cheap, second-class, execrable, stunted, bush, common, bush-league, miserable, shoddy, cheesy, coarsened, bad, woeful, scrawny, outclassed, affected, less, low-grade, humble, commercial-grade, junior, utility(a), wretched, second-rate, indifferent, commercial

  4. Lake Superior, Superior(noun)

    the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes

    Synonyms:
    master, superscript, higher-up, victor, superordinate

    Antonyms:
    inferior, deplorable, commercial, shoddy, ropey, third-rate, scrubby, low, miserable, commercial-grade, ropy, low-level, scrawny, utility-grade, base, humble, middle-level, bum, affected, cheapjack, coarse, lowly, cheesy, execrable, second-rate, modest, less, wretched, coarsened, sleazy, bush, common, outclassed, indifferent, subordinate, stunted, tawdry, woeful, mediocre, crummy, second-class, bad, bush-league, tinny, chintzy, utility(a), small, low-grade, junior, cheap, punk

  5. Superior(noun)

    a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth

    Synonyms:
    master, superscript, higher-up, victor, superordinate

    Antonyms:
    inferior, ropy, commercial, bush, middle-level, humble, low-level, junior, coarsened, bush-league, cheesy, common, miserable, scrubby, modest, third-rate, stunted, tinny, deplorable, ropey, outclassed, shoddy, bum, scrawny, lowly, cheapjack, second-class, utility(a), tawdry, bad, low-grade, commercial-grade, low, subordinate, wretched, cheap, small, less, chintzy, affected, indifferent, sleazy, crummy, punk, execrable, mediocre, woeful, second-rate, coarse, utility-grade, base

  6. superscript, superior(adj)

    a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character

    Synonyms:
    master, superscript, higher-up, victor, superordinate

    Antonyms:
    inferior, common, execrable, third-rate, ropey, humble, bum, scrubby, affected, cheap, chintzy, tawdry, junior, less, bush-league, low-level, modest, shoddy, stunted, tinny, bad, second-class, utility-grade, miserable, scrawny, small, indifferent, cheesy, crummy, deplorable, coarsened, utility(a), commercial, outclassed, low-grade, bush, sleazy, second-rate, middle-level, cheapjack, punk, subordinate, woeful, mediocre, wretched, coarse, ropy, lowly, commercial-grade, low, base

  7. superior(adj)

    of high or superior quality or performance

    "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

    Synonyms:
    higher-ranking, ranking(a), superscript, superior(p)

    Antonyms:
    inferior, ropy, indifferent, execrable, utility(a), less, second-rate, low, low-level, miserable, wretched, crummy, humble, base, ropey, commercial-grade, second-class, common, middle-level, scrubby, sleazy, scrawny, bush, cheesy, affected, bad, cheapjack, junior, lowly, third-rate, stunted, tawdry, chintzy, mediocre, tinny, shoddy, coarsened, outclassed, punk, bush-league, low-grade, woeful, utility-grade, cheap, bum, coarse, small, subordinate, deplorable, modest, commercial

  8. superior(adj)

    of or characteristic of high rank or importance

    "a superior ruler"

    Synonyms:
    higher-ranking, ranking(a), superscript, superior(p)

    Antonyms:
    inferior, miserable, affected, junior, outclassed, stunted, second-class, common, wretched, shoddy, ropy, low-level, low-grade, commercial-grade, subordinate, small, lowly, tawdry, woeful, punk, base, humble, scrubby, indifferent, coarsened, deplorable, modest, bush-league, low, mediocre, tinny, utility(a), cheap, middle-level, cheesy, coarse, scrawny, utility-grade, third-rate, cheapjack, ropey, less, commercial, second-rate, crummy, sleazy, execrable, bum, bad, bush, chintzy

  9. superior(adj)

    (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by

    "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"

    Synonyms:
    higher-ranking, ranking(a), superscript, superior(p)

    Antonyms:
    inferior, cheapjack, bush, chintzy, sleazy, bad, modest, indifferent, small, punk, ropey, bum, low-level, utility-grade, second-rate, third-rate, low, shoddy, scrubby, outclassed, bush-league, low-grade, miserable, less, common, lowly, affected, junior, commercial-grade, commercial, coarsened, tawdry, subordinate, cheesy, humble, deplorable, mediocre, crummy, tinny, execrable, scrawny, stunted, woeful, second-class, cheap, middle-level, base, coarse, utility(a), wretched, ropy

  10. superscript, superior(adj)

    written or printed above and to one side of another character

    Synonyms:
    higher-ranking, ranking(a), superscript, superior(p)

    Antonyms:
    inferior, punk, common, outclassed, bad, cheap, bush, second-rate, ropy, utility-grade, wretched, execrable, middle-level, crummy, indifferent, humble, sleazy, less, coarsened, coarse, junior, miserable, low-grade, cheesy, lowly, third-rate, small, shoddy, low, cheapjack, bum, utility(a), low-level, scrubby, commercial, modest, subordinate, woeful, ropey, commercial-grade, scrawny, bush-league, tinny, stunted, chintzy, affected, second-class, base, tawdry, mediocre, deplorable

  11. superior(adj)

    having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit

    "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"

    Synonyms:
    higher-ranking, ranking(a), superscript, superior(p)

    Antonyms:
    inferior, coarse, deplorable, scrawny, small, mediocre, tinny, execrable, lowly, coarsened, ropy, third-rate, scrubby, modest, bad, low, tawdry, low-level, chintzy, subordinate, base, ropey, second-class, humble, miserable, bush, middle-level, utility(a), less, low-grade, stunted, bum, commercial-grade, indifferent, bush-league, wretched, cheap, junior, punk, affected, crummy, second-rate, outclassed, common, shoddy, commercial, cheesy, utility-grade, cheapjack, woeful, sleazy

  12. ranking(a), superior, higher-ranking(adj)

    having a higher rank

    "superior officer"

    Antonyms:
    inferior, junior, wretched, subordinate, utility-grade, low-level, utility(a), second-class, execrable, chintzy, low-grade, bad, tawdry, commercial-grade, cheapjack, punk, shoddy, modest, stunted, cheesy, bum, outclassed, bush-league, sleazy, indifferent, deplorable, affected, tinny, base, middle-level, small, common, ropey, cheap, miserable, mediocre, low, humble, scrawny, woeful, ropy, commercial, second-rate, scrubby, less, crummy, third-rate, lowly, bush, coarsened, coarse

  13. superior(p)(adj)

    (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by

    "he is superior to fear"; "an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades"

    Antonyms:
    inferior, bush, low-level, utility-grade, small, deplorable, mediocre, second-rate, bad, wretched, tinny, scrubby, outclassed, commercial-grade, punk, shoddy, chintzy, miserable, ropy, second-class, tawdry, middle-level, humble, subordinate, bush-league, execrable, coarsened, lowly, coarse, sleazy, low, base, low-grade, common, cheesy, third-rate, ropey, utility(a), stunted, modest, woeful, cheapjack, cheap, bum, crummy, less, indifferent, scrawny, junior, commercial, affected

Wiktionary

  1. superior(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  2. superior(noun)

    Higher in quality.

    Rebecca had always thought shorts were far superior to pants, as they didn't constantly make her legs itch.

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  3. superior(adjective)

    Higher in rank.

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  4. superior(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  5. superior(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    inferior

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. superior

    Synonyms:
    higher, upper, better, preferable, surpassing, loftier, excellent, remarkable, eminent, conspicuous

    Antonyms:
    inferior, lower, worse, subordinate, ordinary, common, unremarkable, average, mean, mediocre

Editors Contribution

  1. mejor

    siempre estas sobre el nivel del otro.

    siempre te supero en el juego.

    Submitted by anonymous on October 26, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. superior(a.)

    Synonyms:
    high, higher, upper, paramount, more elevated

  2. superior(a.)

    Synonyms:
    of higher rank, more exalted, more dignified

  3. superior(a.)

    Synonyms:
    surpassing, noble, more eminent, more excellent

  4. superior(a.)

    Synonyms:
    predominant, prevalent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. superior(a)

    Synonyms:
    more excellent, surpassing, paramount, predominant

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How to use superior in a sentence?

  1. Sunil Bharti Mittal:

    Huawei over the last 10 or 12 years has become extremely good with their product, to a point where I can safely say today their product... is significantly superior to Ericsson and Nokia.

  2. Hippilyte Taine:

    Man may be considered as a superior species of animal who produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives.

  3. Lin Yuwei:

    As a high-end bakery chain, we are willing to pay prices for dairy products of a superior quality.

  4. Virginia Woolf:

    It would be a thousand pities if women wrote like men, or lived like men, or looked like men, for if two sexes are quite inadequate, considering the vastness and variety of the world, how should we manage with one only? Ought not education to bring out and fortify the differences rather than the similarities? For we have too much likeness as it is, and if an explorer should come back and bring word of other sexes looking through the branches of other trees at other skies, nothing would be of greater service to humanity; and we should have the immense pleasure into the bargain of watching Professor X rush for his measuring-rods to prove himself superior.

  5. Plutarch:

    He made the city [Athens], great as it was when he took it, the greatest and richest of all cities, and grew to be superior in power to kings and tyrants. Some of these actually appointed him guardian of their sons, but he did not make his estate a single drachma greater than it was when his father left it to him.

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