Synonyms of high in English:



  • 1 a high mountain
    tall, lofty, towering, soaring, elevated, giant, big; multistory, high-rise
    [Antonyms] short low
  • 2 a high position in the government
    high-ranking, high-level, leading, top, top-level, prominent, preeminent, foremost, senior; influential, powerful, important, elevated, prime, premier, exalted, ranking
    informal top-notch, chief
    [Antonyms] low-ranking lowly
  • 3 high principles
    [Antonyms] amoral
  • 4 high prices
    inflated, excessive, unreasonable, expensive, costly, exorbitant, extortionate, prohibitive, dear
    informal steep, stiff, pricey
    [Antonyms] reasonable low
  • 5 high winds
    strong, powerful, violent, intense, extreme, forceful; blustery, gusty, stiff, squally, tempestuous, turbulent, howling, roaring
    [Antonyms] light calm
  • 6 the high life
    luxurious, lavish, extravagant, grand, opulent; sybaritic, hedonistic, epicurean, decadent; upmarket, upscale
    informal fancy, classy, swanky
    [Antonyms] abstemious
  • 7 I have a high opinion of you
    favorable, good, positive, approving, admiring, complimentary, commendatory, flattering, glowing, adulatory, rapturous
    [Antonyms] unfavorable
  • 8 a high note his high voice
    high-pitched, high-frequency; soprano, treble, falsetto, shrill, sharp, piercing, penetrating
    [Antonyms] low low-pitched deep
  • 9 informal they were high before they even got to the party
    intoxicated, inebriated, drugged, on drugs, stupefied, befuddled, delirious, hallucinating
    informal stoned, wired, blitzed, baked, hopped up, high as a kite, tripping, hyped up, doped up, coked, spaced out, wasted, wrecked
    [Antonyms] sober straight
  • 10 high in fiber
    elevated in, rich in, ample in, loaded with, plentiful in, full of
    informal chock-full of, jam-packed with
    [Antonyms] deficient
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  • 1 prices were at a rare high
    [Antonyms] low
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  • 1 a jet flew high overhead
    at great height, high up, far up, way up, at altitude; in the air, in the sky, on high, aloft, overhead
    [Antonyms] low
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    acrophobia extreme fear of high places


    high and dry

    we track down these guys who have left their wives and children high and drydestitutehelplessin the lurchin difficultiesabandonedstrandedmarooned

    high and low

    I searched high and low for my keyseverywhereall overall aroundfar and wide'here, there, and everywhere'extensivelythoroughlywidelyin every nook and cranny informalall over the placeall over the map

    high and mighty

    informal he feels high and mighty just because he was lucky enough to keep his jobself-importantcondescendingpatronizingpompousdisdainfulsupercilioussuperiorsnobbishsnobbyhaughtyconceitedabove oneself informalstuck-uppuffed upsnootyhoity-toityla-di-dauppityfull of oneselftoo big for one's britches/boots

    on a high

    informal she was obviously on a high after Joey proposedecstaticeuphoricexhilarateddeliriouselatedebullientthrilledoverjoyedbeside oneselfwalking on airon cloud ninein seventh heavenjumping for joyin rapturesin high spiritsexultantjubilantexcitedoverexcited informalblissed outover the moonon top of the world

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