Synonyms of high in English:

high


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adjective

1‘the top of a high mountain’

SYNONYMS

tall, lofty, towering, soaring, elevated, giant, big

multistorey, high-rise, sky-scraping

ANTONYMS

short

2‘he is in a high position in the government’

SYNONYMS

high-ranking, high-level, leading, top, top-level, prominent, eminent, pre-eminent, foremost, senior, influential, distinguished, powerful, important, elevated, notable, principal, prime, premier, chief, main, upper, ruling, exalted, illustrious

North American ranking

informal top-notch

ANTONYMS

low-ranking, lowly

3‘you should hold on to your high principles’

SYNONYMS

high-minded, noble-minded, lofty, moral, ethical, honourable, admirable, upright, principled, honest, virtuous, righteous

ANTONYMS

amoral

4‘shop around to avoid high prices’

SYNONYMS

inflated, excessive, unreasonable, overpriced, sky-high, unduly expensive, dear, costly, top, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, prohibitive

British over the odds

informal steep, stiff, pricey, over the top, OTT, criminal

ANTONYMS

reasonable

5‘I have always insisted upon high standards’

SYNONYMS

excellent, outstanding, exemplary, exceptional, admirable, fine, great, good, very good, first-class, first-rate, superior, superlative, superb, commendable, laudable, praiseworthy, meritorious, blameless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, irreproachable, unimpeachable, perfect, unequalled, unparalleled

informal tip-top, A1, top-notch

rare applaudable

ANTONYMS

poor, deplorable

6‘it was freezing cold with high winds’

SYNONYMS

strong, powerful, violent, intense, extreme, forceful, sharp, stiff

blustery, gusty, stormy, squally, tempestuous, turbulent

rare boisterous

ANTONYMS

light, calm

7‘he lived the high life among the London glitterati’

SYNONYMS

luxurious, lavish, extravagant, rich, grand, sybaritic, hedonistic, opulent

prodigal, overindulgent, intemperate, immoderate

British upmarket

North American upscale

informal fancy, classy, swanky

ANTONYMS

abstemious

8‘I have a high opinion of your talents’

SYNONYMS

favourable, good, positive, approving, admiring, complimentary, commendatory, appreciative, flattering, glowing, adulatory, approbatory, rapturous, full of praise

rare panegyrical, acclamatory, laudative, encomiastical

ANTONYMS

unfavourable

9‘the voices rose to hit a high note’

SYNONYMS

high-pitched, high-frequency, soprano, treble, falsetto, shrill, acute, sharp, piping, piercing, penetrating

ANTONYMS

low-pitched, deep

10‘some of them were already high on alcohol and Ecstasy’

SYNONYMS

intoxicated, inebriated, on drugs, drugged, stupefied, befuddled, delirious, hallucinating

on a high, stoned, turned on, on a trip, tripping, hyped up, freaked out, spaced out, zonked, wasted, wrecked, high as a kite, off one's head, out of one's mind, flying, charged up

North American blitzed, ripped

US jacked

ANTONYMS

sober

11‘the partridges were pretty high’

SYNONYMS

gamy, smelly, strong-smelling

stinking, reeking, rank, malodorous, going bad, going off, off, rotting, spoiled, tainted

British informal pongy, niffy, whiffy

North American informal funky

literary noisome, miasmic

ANTONYMS

fresh, aromatic


noun

1‘commodity prices were actually at a rare high’

SYNONYMS

high level, high point, record level, peak, record, high water mark

top, pinnacle, zenith, apex, acme, apogee, apotheosis, culmination, climax, height, summit

ANTONYMS

low


adverb

1‘a jet was flying high overhead’

SYNONYMS

at great height, high up, far up, way up, at altitude

in the air, in the sky, on high, aloft, overhead, above one's head, over one's head

ANTONYMS

low


Phrases

    high and dry

      ‘your family would be left high and dry by the death of the breadwinner’

      SYNONYMS

      destitute, bereft, helpless, without help, without assistance, without resources, in the lurch, in difficulties, forsaken, abandoned, stranded, marooned

      ANTONYMS

      well provided for

    high and mighty

      ‘her family were high and mighty and gave themselves airs’

      SYNONYMS

      self-important, condescending, patronizing, disdainful, supercilious, superior, snobbish, snobby, haughty, arrogant, proud, conceited, above oneself, egotistic, egotistical, imperious, overweening, overbearing

      stuck-up, snooty, snotty, hoity-toity, la-di-da, uppity, uppish, too big for one's boots

      British

      posh, toffee-nosed

      ANTONYMS

      unassuming, modest

    on a high

      ‘he was on a high following his team's triumph’

      SYNONYMS

      ecstatic, euphoric, delirious, elated, thrilled, overjoyed, beside oneself, walking on air, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, in seventh heaven, jumping for joy, in transports of delight, carried away, transported, rapturous, in raptures, exultant, jubilant, in a frenzy of delight

      excited, overexcited, hysterical, wild with excitement, frenzied

      blissed out, over the moon, on top of the world

      North American

      wigged out

      NZ Australian

      wrapped

      rare

      corybantic

      ANTONYMS

      depressed

      high
    high and low

      ‘we searched for her high and low’

      SYNONYMS

      everywhere, all over, all around, in all places, in every place, far and wide, far and near, here, there, and everywhere, extensively, exhaustively, thoroughly, widely, broadly, in every nook and cranny

      informal

      all over the place, every which way

      British informal

      all over the shop

      North American informal

      all over the map

      ANTONYMS

      in a cursory way