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It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
Arnold Bennett

Meaning of "superior" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUPERIOR

From Latin, from superus placed above, from super above.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SUPERIOR

superior  [suːˈpɪərɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUPERIOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Superior can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SUPERIOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Superior

Superior may refer to: ▪ Superior: something which is higher in a hierarchical structure of any kind...

Definition of superior in the English dictionary

The first definition of superior in the dictionary is greater in quality, quantity, etc. Other definition of superior is of high or extraordinary worth, merit, etc. Superior is also higher in rank or status.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUPERIOR


Algeria
ælˈdʒɪərɪə
anterior
ænˈtɪərɪə
bacteria
bækˈtɪərɪə
cafeteria
ˌkæfɪˈtɪərɪə
ceria
ˈsɪərɪə
criteria
kraɪˈtɪərɪə
exterior
ɪkˈstɪərɪə
feria
ˈfɪərɪə
Hesperia
hɛˈspɪərɪə
hysteria
hɪˈstɪərɪə
Iberia
aɪˈbɪərɪə
imperia
ɪmˈpɪərɪə
inferior
ɪnˈfɪərɪə
interior
ɪnˈtɪərɪə
Liberia
laɪˈbɪərɪə
Nigeria
naɪˈdʒɪərɪə
posterior
pɒˈstɪərɪə
Siberia
saɪˈbɪərɪə
ulterior
ʌlˈtɪərɪə
wisteria
wɪˈstɪərɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUPERIOR

superinduce
superinducement
superinduction
superinfect
superinfection
superinsulated
superintend
superintendence
superintendencies
superintendency
superintendent
superintensity
superior conjunction
superior court
superior planet
superioress
superiority
superiority complex
superiorly
superiorship

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUPERIOR

cold warrior
eco-warrior
Lake Superior
Ministry of the Interior
mother superior
mothers superior
past anterior
prior
samurai warrior
subprior
the Interior
Unknown Warrior
warrior

Synonyms and antonyms of superior in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUPERIOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «superior» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of superior

Translation of «superior» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUPERIOR

Find out the translation of superior to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of superior from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «superior» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

优越的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

superior
570 millions of speakers

English

superior
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेहतर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فَائِق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

высший
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

superior
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উচ্চতর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

supérieur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Unggul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

besser
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

優れた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우수한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unggul
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tốt hơn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயர்ந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वरिष्ठ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

üstün
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

superiore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyższy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кращий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

superior
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανώτερος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överlägsen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overlegen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of superior

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERIOR»

The term «superior» is very widely used and occupies the 2.591 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERIOR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «superior» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «superior» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about superior

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUPERIOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word superior.
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Lord Acton
The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
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Samuel Adams
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
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Bruce Barton
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
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Arnold Bennett
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
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Theodore Bikel
What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures. But it is mine.
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William Bligh
Very good wine was bought at ten pounds per pipe, the contract price; but the superior quality was fifteen pounds; and some of this was not much inferior to the best London Madeira.
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Louise Bogan
Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.
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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Sight and touch, being thus increased in capacity, might belong to some species far superior to man; or rather the human species would be far different had all the senses been thus improved.
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Michael Cera
The thing is, I really can't relate to anyone my own age. Not in a superior way - an inferior way, if anything. Socially, I have no idea what my friends are talking about. I don't listen to any new music. I feel very secluded.
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William Ellery Channing
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUPERIOR»

Discover the use of superior in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to superior and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Superior Person's Book of Words
This book will teach you the practical riches of saying it well with good words, neglected words, precise words for vocabular exaltation.
Peter Bowler, 1982
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The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering ...
The Ultimate Spiritual Guide for MenWhat is your true purpose in life?
David Deida, 2004
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Designing and Delivering Superior Customer Value: Concepts, ...
This book stresses the service aspects of an organization - especially customer service, marketing, and organizational responsiveness, and how to create and provide outstanding customer value to the target market(s).
Art Weinstein, 1999
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The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words
Gathers a wide range of definitions for precise but neglected words chosen to enrich one's vocabulary and insult one's adversaries
Peter Bowler, 1992
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Superior Customer Value: Strategies for Winning and ...
Art Weinstein discusses the book in several videos on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.
Art Weinstein, 2012
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Benchmarking: The Search for Industry Best Practices That ...
Camp guides readers through the historic ten-step benchmarking process that he developed while at Xerox. This process is credited with reviving that company when it was floundering in 1979.
Robert C. Camp, 2006
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Superior
But that was when he could still move his legs. Now he's living with MS, and escaping into the world of movies and comics with his best friend. Then - Superior enters his life.
Mark Millar, 2012
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Win Your Lawsuit: Sue in California Superior Court Without a ...
Written by Roderic Duncan, a retired California Superior Court judge, this book includes the legal insight and practical tips that only a judge with over 25 years of experience can provide.
Roderic Duncan Judge, 2010
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Superior Memory
This book examines the nature and causal antecedents of superior memory performance.
John M. Wilding, Elizabeth R. Valentine, 1997
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The Keys to the Kingdom #6: Superior Saturday
“Neither,” said Arthur. “Someone put those drills to work, and that someone pretty much has to be Superior Saturday, doesn't it? Or Lord Sunday, working with her, I suppose, though that bit of paper poor old Ugham had suggests otherwise.
Garth Nix, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUPERIOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term superior is used in the context of the following news items.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, by surface area, and it has something the other Great Lakes do not: stable populations of mostly native ... «NPR, Jul 15»
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Chicago homicide suspect arrested in Superior
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say a man wanted for killing a 7-year-old boy in Chicago has been arrested in northwestern Wisconsin. Douglas ... «WMTV, Jul 15»
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Two people escape injury after plane crash-lands at Superior airport
The Superior Fire Department responded to the crash at 2:14 p.m., and the first crews on the scene found a small plane in a field behind the Upper Deck ... «Duluth News Tribune, May 15»
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Crews respond to fire in tank at Calumet refinery in Superior
An empty asphalt tank caught fire at the Calumet oil refinery in Superior on Tuesday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of nonessential personnel at the facility ... «Duluth News Tribune, Apr 15»
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Icy Traffic Jam On Lake Superior Has 18 Ships Stuck
Huge ice chunks stacked some 8 feet deep on Lake Superior have left 18 freighters stuck. The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have gotten involved, sending ... «NPR, Apr 15»
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Journey To Lake Superior Ice Caves
Contributor Pam Wright journeyed to the Apostle Islands National Lake Shore on Lake Superior last week. Her images capture the frozen beauty of the shore ... «Gear Junkie, Mar 15»
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Thousands visit Lake Superior ice caves; photos are awe-inspiring
In order to see the caves, Lake Superior has to freeze enough for spectators to walk over ice to the caves. The ice was thick enough for the caves to open on ... «USA TODAY, Mar 15»
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VIDEO: Lake Superior Ice Project comes crashing down
“It's unfortunate it happened,” said Dave Minor, president and CEO of the Superior/Douglas County Chamber of Commerce. “Obviously it wasn't planned, it's not ... «Duluth News Tribune, Feb 15»
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Tragic day on North Shore: 2 Wisconsin men drown in Lake Superior
Amid flares dropping from a plane above to illuminate the dark, turbulent, fog-shrouded waters of Lake Superior, a U.S. Coast Guard boat crew battled the ... «Duluth News Tribune, Dec 14»
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MEN'S HOCKEY: UND stages furious rally to beat Lake Superior
UND stormed back from a 4-1 deficit to beat Lake Superior State 7-4 on Friday night in front of 11,118 fans that got progressively louder as college hockey's ... «Grand Forks Herald, Dec 14»

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