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premium

Synonyms of premium in English:

noun

  • 1 a 25-year policy with monthly premiums of £30
    insurance charge, insurance payment, regular payment, instalment
  • 2 customers are reluctant to pay a premium for organic fruit
    surcharge, additional payment, extra amount/charge, additional fee
  • 3 you may receive a foreign service premium and a cost of living allowance
    bonus, extra, percentage, perk, recompense, remuneration, prize, reward;
    incentive, inducement
    formal perquisite
    historical bounty
  • Phrases

    at a premium

    1
    parking space is at a premium in Japanese cities
    scarce, in great demand, like gold dust, hard to come by, in short supply, thin on the ground, few and far between, not to be had, rare, rare/scarce as hen's teeth
    informal not to be had for love or money

    put/place a premium on

    2
  • 1 I place a high premium on the historic relationship between the United States and Britain
    value greatly, attach great/special importance to, set great store by, regard as particularly valuable/important, put a high value on, hold in high regard, appreciate greatly
  • 2 the huge increase in the price of oil put a premium on the coal industry
    make valuable, make invaluable, put a high value on, make essential, make important
  • adjective

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  • the quality of premium American table wines improves every year
    superior, premier, high-end, top-end, exclusive, elite, top, select, choice, deluxe, luxurious, classy, prime, first-rate, high-quality, top-quality, high-grade, five-star, fine, finest;
    British upmarket
    [Antonyms] inferior
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