Synonyms for superior


1. superior, higher-up, superordinate, leader
usage: one of greater rank or station or quality
2. superior, religious
usage: the head of a religious community
3. victor, master, superior, combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper
usage: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
4. Lake Superior, Superior
usage: the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes
5. Superior
usage: a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth
6. superscript, superior, character, grapheme, graphic symbol
usage: a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character


1. superior (vs. inferior), ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops(predicate), banner, blue-ribbon(prenominal), select, boss, brag, brilliant, superb, capital, choice, prime(prenominal), prize, quality, select, excellent, first-class, fantabulous, splendid, gilt-edged, greatest, sterling(prenominal), superlative, high-performance, outstanding, premium, pukka, pucka, shining, spiffing, supreme, top-flight, top-hole, topping, transcendent, surpassing, weapons-grade, well-made, best
usage: of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
2. superior (vs. inferior), arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising, eminent, high, leading(prenominal), preeminent, high-level, high-ranking, upper-level, majestic, olympian, superordinate, upper, dominant, high
usage: of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"
3. superior, dominant (vs. subordinate)
usage: (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
4. superscript (vs. subscript) (vs. adscript), superior
usage: written or printed above and to one side of another character
5. superior (vs. inferior)
usage: having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
6. ranking(prenominal), superior, higher-ranking, senior (vs. junior)
usage: having a higher rank; "superior officer"
7. superior(predicate), unaffected (vs. affected)
usage: (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by; "he is superior to fear"; "an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades"
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