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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. Jonathan Sokoloff:

    We believe our form of governance and running our businesses is superior.

  2. Anthon St Maarten:

    Until one nation ceases its attempts to dominate another, there will never be true freedom. Until one religion relinquishes its quest to prove its god superior to that of another, there shall never be world peace. We will never truly prosper or experience lasting harmony, until we refrain from preaching the gospel of our own moral values and our personal preferences by forcing it upon others.

  3. Xavier Rolet:

    We look at our business strategically and with a strong client focus, sure, rates do weigh on short-term positioning, as do other factors, but bespoke solutions are designed to be flexible enough to maximize superior returns over the long-term.

  4. Lennard Otto:

    Within the next five years, we will have the same amount of large-scale theme parks [ as Orlando ] and there will be eight parks in the UAE by 2019, the infrastructure here in Dubai is far superior to that of Orlando. Dubai has more hotel rooms than Orlando, a bigger food and beverage industry and Dubai’s airport has twice the number of passengers than Orlando’s.

  5. Fabrice:

    I would readily admit that women are superior to us if it could deter them from pretending to be our equals!


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