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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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The fourth chapter examines the work of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, who broke ranks from Du Bois, Locke, and others seeking vindication on the concert stage, and celebrate d instead versions of black life expressed in the blues and other vernacular arts.
DUBLIN City Council has voted to introduce charges for waste management after three Labour Party councillors broke ranks and voted in favour of the motion.
Solvay broke ranks in late April, splitting the increase into 3[cent] for May 1 and 2[cent] June 1.
She broke ranks with her husband by opposing his "don't ask, don't tell" policy, but when it comes to gay marriage, first lady Hillary Rodhan Clinton is standing by her man.
That raises base pay from US$40,000 a year to US$60,000, in addition to the US$20,000 they earn for "per diems." The debate was at times heated, and even members of the majority New Progressive Party (NPP) broke ranks when it came time to vote.
In 1983, Kevin Padian on the University of California, Berkeley, broke ranks with other researchers when he proposed pterosaurs were not quadrupedal but bipedal, walking on two feet.
Summary: Berlin, June 30, 2010, SPA -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a political setback today when some of her declared supporters broke ranks in an initial secret ballot for a new German president, dpa reported.
But Tory MP Douglas Carswell broke ranks and urged Mr Martin to go and set a departure date.
It also comes after three Labour AMs broke ranks to condemn the union between the two parties as "illogical".
The university broke ranks with national employers by making an offer of 5% from August.
On the day supporters nationwide paid their respects to Best by observing a minute's silence impeccably, Leeds fans who'd travelled to Millwall for a Championship clash broke ranks.
But one who broke ranks, Senator Michael Williams, said, "I expect him to be what he has always been--fair.
Davies, normally a news reporter, broke ranks to put Henry on the spot.
Chevron and Dow followed suit, but Fina broke ranks and announced a 3[cent] hike instead.
THE crew of HMS Invincible yesterday broke ranks to speak of their frustration about being sent into the Balkan war zone.