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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 dry
    destitute, helpless, in the lurch, in difficulties;
    abandoned, stranded, marooned
    high and low
    I searched high and low for my keys
    everywhere, all over, all around, far and wide, 'here, there, and everywhere', extensively, thoroughly, widely, in every nook and cranny
    informal all over the place, all over the map
    high and mighty
    informal he feels high and mighty just because he was lucky enough to keep his job
    informal stuck-up, puffed up, snooty, hoity-toity, la-di-da, uppity, full of oneself, too big for one's britches/boots
    on a high
    informal she was obviously on a high after Joey proposed
    ecstatic, euphoric, exhilarated, delirious, elated, ebullient, thrilled, overjoyed, beside oneself, walking on air, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven, jumping for joy, in raptures, in high spirits, exultant, jubilant;
    excited, overexcited
    informal blissed out, over the moon, on top of the world
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