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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

Synonyms for rank

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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But a decision by two colleges - Coleg Cambria and St David's Catholic College - to break ranks and commit to paying the additional 1% regardless is believed to have forced ColegauCymru's hand.
RUK and Alphameric need some major chains to break ranks, something bookmakers have always been too cute to oblige racing with.
That he should break ranks like this gives Howard a huge headache in his bid to portray the Tories as possessors of cohesive and innovative ideas on governing a better Britain.
"If there is a strike, the Rb URGES buildings not to break ranks by capitulating to union pressure, or by signing 'you too' agreements that representatives of the union may offer."
The insider said: "They will all break ranks and go it alone to protect their business and sales.
That, however, throws up the opportunity for any team willing to break ranks and run light in the third qualifying session to grab a leading position for tomorrow's race.
Ex-Shadow Foreign Secretary Michael Ancram is the first top Tory to break ranks with his leader.
Whitchurch and Tongwynlais councillor Brian Griffiths, who chairs the council's public protection committee, has been warned not to break ranks again.
Mark Butcher has become the first member of England's tour party for the West Indies to break ranks and urge the authorities to learn from their previous mistakes by solving the growing problem over Zimbabwe without involving the players.