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standard

Synonyms of standard in English:

noun

  • 1 the standard of work is very good
    quality, level, grade, degree, worth, calibre, merit, excellence
  • 2 half the beaches fail to comply with European standards
    guideline, norm, yardstick, benchmark, gauge, measure, criterion, guide, touchstone, model, pattern, example, exemplar, paradigm, ideal, archetype, specification, requirement, rule, principle, law, canon
  • 3 offenders against society's standards are punished
    principle, rule of living;
    (standards)code of behaviour, code of honour, morals, scruples, ethics, ideals
  • 4 the raising of the regiment's standard will be a particularly poignant moment
    British pendant;
    Nautical burgee;
    in ancient Romevexillum
  • adjective

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  • 1 the standard rate of income tax
    [Antonyms] unusual, special
  • 2 this book will certainly become the standard work on the subject
    definitive, established, classic, recognized, approved, accepted, authoritative, most reliable, most complete, exhaustive, official
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