Synonyms for superior

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : suh-peer-ee-er, soo-
Phonetic Transcription : səˈpɪər i ər, sʊ-

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Définition of superior

Origin :
  • late 14c., "higher in position," from Old French superior, from Latin superiorem (nominative superior) "higher," comparative of superus "situated above, upper," from super "above, over" (see super-). Meaning "higher in rank or dignity" is attested from late 15c.; sense of "of a higher nature or character" is attested from 1530s. Original sense was preserved more strongly in French (cf. les étages supérieur "the upper stories"), and in Lake Superior, a loan-translation of French Lac Supérieur, literally "upper lake" (it has the highest elevation of the five Great Lakes).
  • adj better, greater, higher; excellent
  • adj arrogant, haughty
  • noun person higher or highest in rank
Example sentences :
  • Some other men and a woman were scanning the hoisting machinery with superior looks.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But Viviette regarded him with a smile--the smile of woman's superior wisdom.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • The granite of the mountains is superior to the celebrated Quincy.
  • Extract from : « The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California » by Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
  • Our superior rank places us in the front row of the procession.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • The training by her father, too, had been of a superior kind.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Miss Wardwell swelled with importance and let her superior ask her twice.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Strathay has really gone, spirited away by that superior cousin.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Even if he won her it must be almost entirely because of a superior diplomacy.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Eliza replied, with the superior air of one who knows all about things.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • Very early in this tale it was my pride to explain that my mother was a superior woman.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic

Antonyms for superior

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