Synonyms of rank in English

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rank1


See definition of rank

noun

1‘a former civil servant elevated to ministerial rank’

SYNONYMS

position, grade, level, echelon, gradation, point on the scale, rung on the ladder

class, stratum, status, station, standing

2‘the girl must come from a family of rank’

SYNONYMS

high standing, nobility, aristocracy, blue blood, high birth, eminence, distinction, prestige

prominence, influence, importance, consequence, power

3‘the first rank of riflemen was instructed to lie down’

SYNONYMS

row, line, file, column, series, succession, string, train, procession

queue


verb

1‘the plant is ranked as endangered’

SYNONYMS

classify, class, categorize, rate, grade, type, order, sort, bracket, group, pigeonhole, designate

codify, catalogue, file, list, tabulate

triage

2‘Swainson felt that an illustrator ranked below a real man of science’

SYNONYMS

have a rank, be graded, be placed, be positioned, have a status, be classed, be classified, be categorized

belong

3‘rows of tulips were ranked like guardsmen’

SYNONYMS

line up, align, draw up, put in order, set in order, order, place, position, arrange, dispose, set out, array, range


Synonyms of rank in English

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rank2


See definition of rank

adjective

1‘rank vegetation’

SYNONYMS

abundant, lush, luxuriant, dense, profuse, flourishing, exuberant, vigorous, productive, spreading, overgrown

informal jungly

ANTONYMS

sparse

2‘a rank smell’

SYNONYMS

offensive, unpleasant, nasty, disagreeable, revolting, sickening, obnoxious, noxious

foul-smelling, evil-smelling, fetid, smelly, stinking, reeking, reeky, high, off, rancid, putrid, malodorous, ill-smelling, fusty, musty, stale

British informal niffy, pongy, whiffy, humming

literary noisome, mephitic

rare miasmic, miasmal, olid

ANTONYMS

pleasant

3‘rank stupidity’

SYNONYMS

downright, utter, outright, out-and-out, absolute, complete, sheer, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, categorical, unequivocal, undeniable, unqualified, unmodified, unrestricted, unmitigated, unconditional, positive, simple, wholesale, all-out, perfect, consummate, patent, pure, total, entire, flat, direct, dead, final, conclusive

archaic arrant

rare right-down


Phrases

    the rank and file

      1‘both the officers and the rank and file’

      SYNONYMS

      other ranks, soldiers and NCOs, lower ranks

      common soldiers, ordinary soldiers, private soldiers, soldiers, men, troops

      2‘the rank and file of the organization’

      SYNONYMS

      ordinary members

      grass roots

      3‘a speech redolent with phrases designed to warm the hearts of the rank and file’

      SYNONYMS

      the people, the proletariat, the common people, the masses, the populace, the multitude, the commonality, the commonalty, the third estate, the plebeians, the crowd

      derogatory

      the hoi polloi, the common herd, the rabble, the mob, the riff-raff, the canaille, the great unwashed, the ragtag, the ragtag and bobtail, the proles, the plebs