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Synonyms for towering
ˈtaʊ ər ɪŋtow·er·ing

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eminent, lofty, soaring, toweringadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. toweringadjective

    Synonyms:
    lofty, elevated, very high

  2. toweringadjective

    Synonyms:
    extreme, violent, very great

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "towering":

    heinous

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How to use towering in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Spiegel Grau:

    Prince is a towering figure in global culture and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people — including me — for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape of our lives, millions of words have been written about Prince — books and articles, essays and criticism — but we're thrilled to be publishing Prince's powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice.

  3. 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.

  4. Alice Mackenzie Swaim:

    Courage is not the towering oak That sees storms come and go It is the fragile blossom That opens in the snow.

  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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