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Synonyms for tall

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tall(adj)

    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. tall(adj)

    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, tall(adj)

    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)(adj)

    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)(adj)

    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


  1. tall(adjective)

    low-rise, low, short

  2. tall(adjective)


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


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    Submitted by mlockett01 on June 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tall(a.)

    high (in stature), lofty, elevated, towering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tall(a)

    lofty, high, towering

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    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. 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.

  2. Jae Crowder:

    I felt like theyd thrown their haymaker, trying to knock us out, we stood tall and took those punches and came out ready to play in the fourth quarter.

  3. 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.

  4. John Griffin:

    I live in quite a tall Georgian house and I was taking a cup of tea up to my wife and I said by the time this lockdown is over, it will feel like I've climbed Mount Everest, i was more focused on trying to get some awareness and raise some money rather than how I was going to do it.

  5. Laura Mazza:

    Cathy continued to claimthat providing children with phones and screens causes them to grow up not normal. Cathy then revealed that she raised her children before iPads had been invented. Firing back, Mazza says she responded, I am a parent that grew up using a rotary phone. I am one that have seen the World Wide Web expand to what it is now. I have seen both sides of the coin, and now I am a parent in this world of one side. MOM SAYS THEATERS SHOULDNT ALLOW CERTAIN HAIRSTYLES AFTER TALL WOMAN WITH A BUN BLOCKED HER VIEW She continued to arguethat navigating this new world can be a very scary time. We are having to navigate this world without the support system that once existed. Ive had no support, no aunties and uncles sitting inside my house. No big village. The internet has become my village, and sometimes its a cruel one. I can spend time online and Im already told all the ways I am doing it wrong.

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