Share this entry

Share this page

superior

Synonyms of superior in English:

adjective

  • 1 a superior officer had never apologized to him before
    [Antonyms] inferior, junior
  • 2 the superior candidate
    better, more expert, more skilful, more advanced;
    worthier, fitter, preferred, predominant, prevailing, surpassing
    [Antonyms] inferior, worse
  • 3 they recognized the value of superior workmanship
    finer, better, higher-grade, higher-calibre, surpassing, of higher quality, greater, grander;
    supreme, accomplished, expert, consummate
    [Antonyms] inferior, low-quality
  • 4 a very superior chocolate
    choice, select, exclusive, rare, singular, unique, prime, prize, upmarket, fine, excellent, superb, distinguished, exceptional, outstanding, marvellous, superlative, special;
    best, choicest, finest, matchless, peerless, unequalled, perfect, flawless;
    chiefly US top of the line;
    [Antonyms] inferior, low-quality
  • 5 a superior hotel
    British upmarket
    informal classy, posh, snobby
    [Antonyms] inferior, downmarket
  • 6 Jake regarded her with superior amusement
    [Antonyms] humble, modest
  • noun

    Back to top  
  • my immediate superior in the department
    manager, boss, chief, supervisor, senior, controller, headman, foreman
    [Antonyms] inferior, subordinate, assistant
  • Definition of superior in:

    Share this entry

    Share this page

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day verbose
    Pronunciation: vəːˈbəʊs
    adjective
    using more words than are needed…