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Synonyms for tall

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  1. talladjective

    low-rise, low, short

  2. talladjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. tall

    high, lofty, towering, elevated


Princeton's WordNet

  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

Editors Contribution

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. talladjective

    high (in stature), lofty, elevated, towering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. talladjective

    lofty, high, towering

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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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  1. Gregory Pagano:

    These are tall tales of enemies settling old scores – not because they had personal experiences with him but because of what group he’s identified with, there is no greater motive than revenge.

  2. Marco Antonio Ribeiro da Silva:

    At the moment the disaster happened, I was right outside the restaurant, first, I saw water. And then I saw that mountain, two-and-a-half stories tall, coming down on top of us.

  3. Lloyd Austin:

    We’re clear-eyed about the challenge China presents, but China’s not 10 feet tall – this is America.

  4. Laura Jaworski:

    In the hazy days at summer’s end When the air’s still warm and the green near spent When the days grow short and the evenings tall Then you feel in a whisper, Fall.

  5. Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea:

    The city ordinance only allows a wall up to 6 feet tall and this far exceeds that.

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