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Synonyms for superior

Synonyms for superior

being at a rank above another

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of greater excellence than another

of fine quality

overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance

being at a height or level above another

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one who stands above another in rank

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one of greater rank or station or quality

the head of a religious community

a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

the largest freshwater lake in the world

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a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth

a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character

of high or superior quality or performance

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of or characteristic of high rank or importance

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(sometimes followed by 'to') not subject to or influenced by

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written or printed above and to one side of another character

having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit

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having a higher rank

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(often followed by 'to') above being affected or influenced by

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Although Milady would very willingly have gone without sleep, sustained as she was by all the excitements which a new adventure awakened in her heart, ever thirsting for intrigues, she nevertheless accepted the offer of the superior.
Immediately the door opened, and the superior entered.
Fort William, the scene of this important annual meeting, was a considerable village on the banks of Lake Superior.
Curiously enough, the other man, too had changed as though in sympathetic deference to his superior officer.
Find some spot where I shall escape the indignity of being patronized and bossed by the superior sex.
Celestine sincerely believed herself a superior woman.
In those branches of administration which the king did not himself direct, such for instance as the "fermes" (the public domains throughout the country on which a revenue was levied), the clerks were to their superior what the clerks of a business-house are to their employer; they learned a science which would one day advance them to prosperity.
A wealthy supernumerary splashes his superior as he drives his tilbury to Longchamps and points with his whip to the poor father of a family, remarking to the pretty woman at his side, "That's my chief.
Then, I said, no science or art considers or enjoins the interest of the stronger or superior, but only the interest of the subject and weaker?
For, granting that there may be an unjust man who is able to commit injustice either by fraud or force, still this does not convince me of the superior advantage of injustice, and there may be others who are in the same predicament with myself.
Meantime, she exultingly seated herself at the piano, and favoured him with two of his favourite songs, in such superior style that even I soon lost my anger in admiration, and listened with a sort of gloomy pleasure to the skilful modulations of her full-toned and powerful voice, so judiciously aided by her rounded and spirited touch; and while my ears drank in the sound, my eyes rested on the face of her principal auditor, and derived an equal or superior delight from the contemplation of his speaking countenance, as he stood beside her - that eye and brow lighted up with keen enthusiasm, and that sweet smile passing and appearing like gleams of sunshine on an April day.
Thus did the affection of Allworthy for his nephew betray the superior understanding to be triumphed over by the inferior; and thus is the prudence of the best of heads often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
These reports charmed us, because they flattered our desires; but our superiors finding nothing in all this talk that could be depended on, were in suspense what directions to give us, till my companion and I upon this reflection, that since all the ways were equally new to us, we had nothing to do but to resign ourselves to the Providence of God, asked and obtained the permission of our superiors to attempt the road through Melinda.
I am respected by my superiors, and even his Excellency has had no fault to find with me; and though I have never been shown any special marks of favour, I know that every one finds me at least satisfactory.
A man may go on slaving and slaving in the public service, and earn the respect of his superiors (for what it is worth), and then, for no visible reason at all, find himself made a fool of.
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