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American English: /səˈpɪriər/
British English: /suːˈpɪərɪə/

Translation of superior in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (better)to be superior (to something/somebody)
    ser superior (a algo/alguien)
    ser mejor (que algo/alguien)
    the sound is definitely superior
    el sonido es decididamente superior or mejor
    our cars are superior in design to theirs
    nuestros coches superan a los suyos en el diseño
    Example sentences
    • Ask for a box rim flushing system over a standard rim flush for superior performance in a close coupled unit.
    • A lot of companies are interested in investing in Ireland - they have superior building systems and can provide a superior standard of service.
    • Krahling buys directly from a number of growers, each selected for the superior quality of his or her product.
    1.2 (above average)
    de gran calidad
    they sell only superior quality goods
    solo venden productos de primera calidad
  • 2 (arrogant)
    de superioridad or suficiencia
    she said it in a superior way
    lo dijo con tono de superioridad or de suficiencia
    he's so superior
    se da unos aires de superioridad
    Example sentences
    • If you were a member, or aspiring member, of the latter group, you looked with superior amusement at the awkward wretches who were building a more curious identity with the help of drug culture.
    • People who try to pretend they're superior make it so much harder for those of us who really are.
    • He is equal parts superior, insecure, vain, snobbish, and fearful.
  • 3 (higher in rank, status) his superior officer
    su superior
    leave it to someone superior to you
    déjaselo a alguno de tus superiores
    Example sentences
    • They were certainly physically superior to me.
    • And sometimes, US drama is superior to the UK equivalent.
    • Determining which is the superior choice for residential applications depends on whom you ask.
  • 4 (in amount, number) given their superior numbers, we cannot win
    dada su superioridad numérica, no podemos ganar
    Example sentences
    • Now the subjects can be brought to fear not only the ruler's superior force, but also his supernatural powers.
    • Colonial conquest was not only the result of the power of superior arms and military organisation, but sustained and strengthened as much by the cultural technologies of rule.
    • Yet DeGaulle and a small group of partisans went underground and refused to accept the superior power of the German army.
  • 5 (above) [formal]to be superior to something
    estar por encima de algo
  • 6 (higher, upper)
    Example sentences
    • The upper horns (or superior cornua) meet the back of the hyoid bone, while the inferior cornua are attached to the side of the cricoid, forming a pivotal joint.


  • 1 (in rank, position) she's my superior
    (ella) es mi superior
    Example sentences
    • Whether from superiors, colleagues or focus testing, all feedback is invaluable - it is very easy to get too close to your work, and fresh perspectives can make a lot of difference.
    • The problem is compounded by his shyness, his fear of being spotted by a colleague or superior from the shipyard, his total lack of experience, and the fact that he really doesn't like cheese.
    • If the code is followed in your workplace, you should be made aware of allegations or complaints against you by a colleague or superior.
  • 2 (in ability) she has few superiors
    pocos la superan
    she is his superior as a poet
    es mejor poeta que él
  • 3 (Religion) Father Superior
    Padre (masculine) Superior
    Mother Superior
    Madre (feminine) Superiora
    Example sentences
    • It happened almost ten years ago when the religious superior of my Franciscan Friary advised the priests in the community that we would no longer assist in local churches on weekends since there were so few priests in the house.
    • By 1579, the Jesuit, Matteo Ricci, in a letter to his superiors, offered a more detailed description of the plant's cultivation and was the first to note a difference in brewing between the Chinese and the Japanese.
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