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Pronunciation: /sʊˈpɪriər; suːˈpɪəriə(r)/

Translation of superior in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (better) to be superior (to sth/sb) ser* superior (a algo/algn), ser* mejor (que algo/algn) 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) [workmanship/writer] de gran calidad they sell only superior quality goods solo venden productos de primera calidad
  • 2 (arrogant) [tone/smile] 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 sth estar* por encima de algo
    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.


  • 1.1 (in rank, position) superior (masculine) she's my superior (ella) es mi superior 1.2 (in ability) she has few superiors pocos la superan she is his superior as a poet es mejor poeta que él 1.3 [Religion/Religión] superior, (masculine, feminine) Father Superior Padre (masculine) Superior Mother Superior Madre (feminine) Superiora

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