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superiority

Roget category 33

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.3. Quantity
›› 1.3.2. Comparative quantity

#33. [Supremacy.] Superiority

noun

superiority, majoritygreatness etc. 31advantagepullpreponderance, preponderationvantage ground, prevalence, partialitypersonal superioritynobility etc. (rank) 875Triton among the minnows, primus inter pares [Lat.], nulli secundus [Lat.], captaincrackajack [U.S.].
supremacy, preeminenceleadmaximumrecordtrikumia [Gr.], climaxculmination etc. (summit) 210transcendencene plus ultra [Lat.]lion's share, Benjamin's messexcess, surplus etc. (remainder) 40(redundancy) 641.

verb

be superior etc. adj. — exceed, excel, transcendoutdo, outbalance, outweigh, outrank, outrival, out-Herodpass, surpass, get ahead ofover-top, override, overpass, overbalance, overweigh, overmatchtop, o'ertop, cap, beat, cut outbeat hollowoutstrip etc. 303eclipse, throw into the shade, take the shine out of, outshine, put one's nose out of jointhave the upper hand, have the whip hand of, have the advantageturn the scale, kick the beamplay first fiddle etc. (importance) 642preponderate, predominate, prevailprecede, take precedence, come firstcome to a head, culminatebeat all others, etc. bear the palmbreak the recordtake the cake [U.S.].
become larger, render larger etc. (increase) 35, (expand) 194.

adjective

superior, greater, major, higherexceeding etc. v. — great etc. 31distinguished, ultra [Lat.]vaultingmore than a match for.
supreme, greatest, utmost, paramount, preeminent, foremost, crowningfirst-rate etc. (important) 642, (excellent) 648unrivaled peerless, matchlessnone such, second to none, sans pareil [Fr.]unparagoned, unparalleled, unequalled, unapproached, unsurpassedsuperlative, inimitable facile princeps [Lat.], incomparable, sovereign, without parallel, nulli secundus [Lat.], ne plus ultra [Lat.]beyond compare, beyond comparisonculminating etc. (topmost) 210transcendent, transcendentalplus royaliste que le Roi [Fr.], more catholic than the Pope increased etc. (added to) 35enlarged etc. (expanded) 194.

adverb

beyond, more, overover the mark, above the markabove parupwards of, in advance ofover and aboveat the top of the scale, at its height.
[in a superior or supreme degree] eminently, egregiously, preeminently, surpassing, prominently, superlatively, supremely, above all, of all things, the most, to crown all, kat exochin [Gr.], par excellence, principally, especially, particularly, peculiarly, a fortiori, even, yea, still more.

phrase

I shall not look upon his like again" [Hamlet]; deos fortioribus addesse [Lat.] [Tacitus].



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