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Synonyms for superior
səˈpɪər i ər, sʊ-

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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

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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Love with freedom is superior to both the freedom without love and the love without freedom!

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

    Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him.

  3. John Adams:

    Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honor, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth ought not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    When it comes to foreign policy, Lindsey Graham offers a very clear and different path, the foundation of my foreign policy is superior capability, overwhelming capacity and most important of all, determined will.


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