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Synonyms for rank

Synonyms for rank

positioning of one individual vis-à-vis others

a division of persons or things by quality, rank, or grade

a group of people or things arranged in a row

growing profusely

smelling of mildew or decay

conspicuously bad or offensive

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a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another

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the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)

position in a social hierarchy

the body of members of an organization or group

take or have a position relative to others

take precedence or surpass others in rank

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very fertile

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very offensive in smell or taste

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conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

complete and without restriction or qualification

growing profusely

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References in periodicals archive ?
LeBow made history in 1996, when, under his guidance, Brooke's Liggett tobacco subsidiary broke ranks with the rest of the industry and became the first tobacco company to settle smoking-related litigation.
Lieutenant General Freddie Viggers broke ranks to attack cramped and decaying living quarters.
After swapping Westminster for Holyrood Chisholm, 57, broke ranks again when he urged Gordon Brown not to cut income tax.
Late last year, Glendale Councilman David Weaver broke ranks and said he and his Glendale council colleagues need to get involved in working toward a solution.
However, as the vote demonstrates, some local business agents broke ranks with their national leaders and urged their members to reject the offers.
Stephen Nickell broke ranks with his colleagues to vote in favour of a quarter-point cut in interest rates to 4.
DOWNING Street planned to threaten the Tories with "a Bush price to pay" if they broke ranks over the war in Iraq, it was claimed yesterday.
The city of Burbank is also hoping for some council support for Weaver, who last year broke ranks with his four colleagues and said he was sympathetic to Burbank's problem with jet noise at Burbank Airport.
Comparing Mr Morrison to other Government experts who broke ranks over the WMD claims, he said: "These are honest, hard-working servants of the state, well used to not breaking ranks and now they have.
Sir William Kerr Fraser, ex-permanent secretary to the Scottish Office, likened him to Ministers in John Major's government who broke ranks over Europe.
CHEAPER cars could be in Britain within weeks after the first big motor manufacturer broke ranks yesterday.
Only one Democrat, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, broke ranks on both issues, leading to splits of 56-44 in favor of the prosecution.
The pilot of a military attack plane who inexplicably broke ranks and disappeared during a training mission last week appeared to have been in control of the craft to the very end of its 90-minute flight from the Arizona desert to the Colorado Rockies, mystified Air Force officials said Friday.
MOTORISTS who avoid building up penalty points on their driving licences will benefit from reduced premiums from later in the year, after one insurer broke ranks with the rest to offer discounts.
On Thursday night, Scarborough and 10 other Republicans broke ranks with the House leadership and blocked a $22 million increase in financing for 19 House committees, including one that is to investigate campaign financing.