Synonyms of superior in English:

superior


See definition of superior

adjective

1‘a superior officer had never apologized to him before’

SYNONYMS

higher-ranking, higher-level, senior, higher, higher-up, upper-level, upper, loftier

ANTONYMS

inferior, junior

2‘the superior candidate’

SYNONYMS

better, more expert, more skilful, more advanced

worthier, fitter, preferred, predominant, prevailing, surpassing

ANTONYMS

inferior, worse

3‘they recognized the value of superior workmanship’

SYNONYMS

finer, better, higher-grade, higher-calibre, surpassing, of higher quality, greater, grander

supreme, accomplished, expert, consummate

ANTONYMS

inferior, low-quality

4‘a very superior chocolate’

SYNONYMS

good-quality, high-quality, first-class, first-rate, top-quality, high-grade, of the first water, of the first order

choice, select, exclusive, rare, singular, unique, prime, prize, upmarket, fine, excellent, superb, distinguished, exceptional, outstanding, marvellous, superlative, special

best, choicest, finest, matchless, peerless, unequalled, perfect, flawless

British top of the range

US top of the line

par excellence

ANTONYMS

inferior, low-quality

5‘a superior hotel’

SYNONYMS

high-class, upper-class, select, exclusive, elite

British upmarket

informal classy, posh, snobby

ANTONYMS

inferior, downmarket

6‘Jake regarded her with superior amusement’

SYNONYMS

condescending, supercilious, patronizing, haughty, disdainful, lofty, lordly, pompous, snobbish, snobby

informal high and mighty, hoity-toity, uppity, snooty, stuck-up, toffee-nosed, fancy-pants, jumped up, too big for one's boots, uppish

ANTONYMS

humble, modest


noun

1‘my immediate superior in the department’

SYNONYMS

manager, BOSS, chief, supervisor, senior, controller, headman, foreman

ANTONYMS

inferior, subordinate, assistant