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  1. talladjective

    low-rise, low, short

  2. talladjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes

  1. tall

    Deep, while an antonym of high in usage, may apply to the very same distance simply measured in an opposite direction, high applying to vertical distance measured from below upward, and deep to vertical distance measured from above downward; as, a deep valley nestling between high mountains. High is a relative term signifying greatly raised above any object, base, or surface, in comparison with what is usual, or with some standard; a table is high if it exceeds thirty inches; a hill is not high at a hundred feet. That is tall whose height is greatly in excess of its breadth or diameter, and whose actual height is great for an object of its kind; as, a tall tree; a tall man; tall grass. That is lofty which is imposing or majestic in height; we term a spire tall with reference to its altitude, or lofty with reference to its majestic appearance. That is elevated which is raised somewhat above its surroundings; that is eminent which is far above them; as, an elevated platform; an eminent promontory. In the figurative sense, elevated is less than eminent, and this less than exalted; we speak of high, lofty, or elevated thoughts, aims, etc., in the good sense, but sometimes of high feelings, looks, words, etc., in the invidious sense of haughty or arrogant. A high ambition may be merely selfish; a lofty ambition is worthy and noble. Towering, in the literal sense compares with lofty and majestic; but in the figurative sense, its use is almost always invidious; as, a towering passion; a towering ambition disregards and crushes all opposing considerations, however rational, lovely, or holy. Compare STEEP.

    elevated, eminent, exalted, high, lofty, noble, proud, steep, towering, uplifted

    base, deep, degraded, depressed, dwarfed, inferior, low, mean, short, stunted

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tall

    high, lofty, towering, elevated


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. talladjective

    a garment size for a tall person

    dumpy, squabby, stumpy, thickset, credible, believable, low-set, heavyset, short-stalked, chunky, half-length, pint-sized, little, easy, pint-size, sawed-off, runty, squab, short, squat, unrhetorical, squatty, stocky, compact, sawn-off, thick

  2. talladjective

    great in vertical dimension; high in stature

    "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"

    tall(a), grandiloquent, marvellous, magniloquent, improbable, marvelous

    stocky, dumpy, credible, sawn-off, stumpy, chunky, compact, half-length, pint-sized, short, low-set, squab, easy, thick, squatty, unrhetorical, thickset, heavyset, short-stalked, squat, believable, squabby, sawed-off, runty, little, pint-size

  3. grandiloquent, magniloquent, talladjective

    lofty in style

    "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"

    marvelous, improbable, tall(a), portentous, overblown, grandiloquent, pontifical, marvellous, pompous, magniloquent

    sawed-off, short-stalked, half-length, thick, stocky, squat, pint-size, believable, little, easy, squatty, compact, runty, dumpy, pint-sized, sawn-off, low-set, squab, short, unrhetorical, stumpy, chunky, squabby, credible, thickset, heavyset

  4. tall(a)adjective

    impressively difficult

    "a tall order"

    pint-sized, stumpy, squab, half-length, little, sawed-off, believable, squat, heavyset, compact, low-set, unrhetorical, easy, squabby, runty, stocky, sawn-off, credible, squatty, pint-size, short-stalked, chunky, short, dumpy, thickset, thick

  5. improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)adjective

    too improbable to admit of belief

    "a tall story"

    low-set, credible, sawn-off, pint-size, squab, squabby, pint-sized, runty, heavyset, squat, easy, stocky, little, compact, thick, thickset, short-stalked, squatty, half-length, sawed-off, believable, short, dumpy, unrhetorical, chunky, stumpy

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  1. lukeadjective

    the term 'luke' is used to describe one who is tall to a large extent.

    wow, you're so luke!!

    Submitted by k1y099.mi on September 1, 2023  
  2. sizeist



    Submitted by mlockett01 on June 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. talladjective

    high (in stature), lofty, elevated, towering

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  1. talladjective

    lofty, high, towering

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "tall":

    high-rise, yacoub, high, grand, height, large, great, big, ya'qub, yaakob, yaqub, jacob, hautes

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How to use tall in a sentence?

  1. Hulk Hogan:

    I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f–k some n—-r, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n—-r worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. F—ing n—-r.

  2. Pete Buttigieg:

    This is a very special appearance because I'm being reunited with somebody whose story I've been sharing lately, and I'm proud to know that a campaign can help her feel like she can stand up tall and be who she is. Because that means that, long before the first vote is even cast, we are creating that kind of culture of belonging that every one of our supporters can spread, that everyone who is here can go out and spread to others, to let everybody know where you fit.

  3. Daisy Jacobs:

    The life size technique that I've been doing is as though you're creating a real world, you can walk in the space, the characters are as tall as you are, and there's something about wanting the illustrated world to come out of the canvas and be real, that I really like. You're stepping into your own painting.

  4. Knights of Pythagoras:

    A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.

  5. Patrick Poon:

    Liu Xia never gave up on Liu Xia wrongfully imprisoned late husband, and for this Liu Xia was cruelly punished, the Chinese authorities tried to silence Liu Xia, but Liu Xia stood tall for human rights.

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