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English adjective: superior

1. superior of high or superior quality or performance


SamplesSuperior wisdom derived from experience.
Superior math students.


SimilarA-one, ace, banner, blue-ribbon, boss, brag, brilliant, capital, choice, crack, excellent, fantabulous, first-class, first-rate, gilt-edged, greatest, high-performance, outstanding, premium, prime, prize, pucka, pukka, quality, select, select, shining, spiffing, splendid, sterling, super, superb, superlative, supreme, surpassing, tiptop, top-flight, top-hole, top-notch, topnotch, topping, tops, transcendent, weapons-grade, well-made


See alsobest


Attributecaliber, calibre, quality


Antonymsinferior

2. superior of or characteristic of high rank or importance


SamplesA superior ruler.


Similararch, condescending, eminent, high, high-level, high-ranking, leading, majestic, olympian, patronising, patronizing, preeminent, superordinate, upper, upper-level


See alsodominant, high


Antonymsinferior

3. superior (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by


SamplesOvercome by a superior opponent.
Trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law.


Similardominant


Antonymssubordinate, low-level

4. superior written or printed above and to one side of another character


Synonymssuperscript


Domain categoryprinting, printing process


Antonymsadscript, subscript, inferior

5. superior having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit


SamplesMars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets.


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology


Antonymsinferior

6. superior having a higher rank


SamplesSuperior officer.


Synonymshigher-ranking, ranking


Similarsenior


Antonymsjunior

7. superior (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by


SamplesHe is superior to fear.
An ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades.


Similarunaffected


Antonymsaffected


English noun: superior

1. superior (person) one of greater rank or station or quality


Synonymshigher-up, superordinate


Broader (hypernym)leader


Narrower (hyponym)better, god, supervisor


Antonymsinferior

2. superior (person) the head of a religious community


Broader (hypernym)religious


Narrower (hyponym)abbess, abbot, archimandrite, mother superior, prior, prioress

3. superior (person) a combatant who is able to defeat rivals


Synonymsmaster, victor


Broader (hypernym)battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper


Narrower (hyponym)conqueror, vanquisher

4. Superior (object) the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes


SynonymsLake Superior


Instance hypernymlake


Part meronymGreat Lakes

5. Superior (location) a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth


Instance hypernymtown


Part meronymBadger State, WI, Wisconsin

6. superior (communication) a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character


Synonymssuperscript


Broader (hypernym)character, grapheme, graphic symbol


Antonymssubscript, inferior









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