Synonyms for pinnacle

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pin-uh-kuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɪn ə kəl

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Définition of pinnacle

Origin :
  • c.1300, "mountain, peak, promontory," from Old French pinacle "top, gable" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin pinnaculum "peak, pinnacle, gable," diminutive of Latin pinna "peak, point," (see pin (n.1)). Figurative use is attested from c.1400.
  • noun top, crest
Example sentences :
  • It takes courage to step down from the pinnacle you stood on.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • On his right sat Harriet, having reached the first pinnacle of her new career.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • For you know that this affair has set Amadieu on a pinnacle.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • The height of the pinnacle is determined by the breadth of the base.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The dome was probably surmounted by a pinnacle, as shown in Fig. 39.
  • Extract from : « Architecture » by Thomas Roger Smith
  • Pedrito elevated his hand jerkily to help the idea of pinnacle, of fame.
  • Extract from : « Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard » by Joseph Conrad
  • At this period Rachael Closs was at the pinnacle of her hopes.
  • Extract from : « The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals » by Ann S. Stephens
  • I was poised on the pinnacle of hope that overhangs the abyss of despair.
  • Extract from : « The Trail of '98 » by Robert W. Service
  • Then was your candle shining to be a light to all the world, set on high on a pinnacle.
  • Extract from : « The Reign of Mary Tudor » by W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • My life work will be to drag him down from his pinnacle of selflessness!
  • Extract from : « Jane Journeys On » by Ruth Comfort Mitchell

Antonyms for pinnacle

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