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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 for "towering":

    heinous

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How to use towering in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Amadou Doumbia:

    Sydney Airport is a city that has never really invested deeply in a cohesive plan for being congruent -- at least until now, you look at the city center and it's towering with soaring corporate buildings or incredible colonial era buildings. But the minute you leave these areas, you're faced with a' city' that feels half metropolis and half suburban.

  3. 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.

  4. The North military:

    The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK holding tightly the arms to annihilate the enemies with towering hatred for them are waiting for the dignified Supreme Command to issue an order to launch a preemptive strike of justice.

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Imitate the oak trees, stripped naked by the dark winter frost; who recover in the spring to resemble a powerful towering statue of emerald; and relate to its origin, consisting of soil, clouds, and dead plants.


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