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Synonyms for towering
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eminent, lofty, soaring, towering(adj)

    of imposing height; especially standing out above others

    "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"

    Synonyms:
    noble-minded, sublime, high, proud, eminent, majestic, lofty, rarefied, exalted, gallant, elevated, idealistic, soaring, grand, high-flown, rarified, high-minded

    Antonyms:
    low

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. towering

    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.

    Synonyms:
    elevated, eminent, exalted, high, lofty, noble, proud, steep, tall, uplifted

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. towering(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lofty, elevated, very high

  2. towering(a.)

    Synonyms:
    extreme, violent, very great

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    heinous

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#4132proud
#4667sublime
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#5214noble
#10805elevated
#12815steep
#13306majestic
#16239eminent
#19104soaring
#26035lofty
#27462exalted
#29079gallant
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#45529heinous
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#170661rarified

How to use towering in a sentence?

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    In the House, Elijah was our North Star, he was a leader of towering character and integrity, whose stirring voice and steadfast values pushed the Congress and country to rise always to a higher purpose.

  2. Martin Smith:

    Their compatriots included such beasts as Wiwaxia, a slug covered in leaf-like scales and towering spines; Anomalocaris, resembling a cross between a lobster and a can-opener; Nectocaris, a boggle-eyed two-armed squid, and Opabinia, which looks like a shrimp that swallowed a vacuum cleaner.

  3. Adam Twidell:

    Flying into Saba is extraordinary, you approach the mountainous island towering out of the sea, to see an impossibly tiny runway appear perched on a cliff.

  4. Mike Braun:

    Senator Richard Lugar is a towering figure in Hoosier history and one of the greatest statesmen ever to serve in the U.S. Senate. As our longest serving Senator, he worked tirelessly with leaders across the globe to better the state and the country he loved, maureen and I are praying for the Senator Richard Lugar family in this difficult time.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    The Trump administration has shown towering and dangerous incompetence when it comes to the coronavirus, mr. President, you need to get your act together now. This is a crisis.


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