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1‘a superior officer had never apologized to him before’
higher-ranking, higher-level, senior, higher, higher-up, upper-level, upper, loftier
2‘the superior candidate’
better, more expert, more skilful, more advanced
worthier, fitter, preferred, predominant, prevailing, surpassing
3‘they recognized the value of superior workmanship’
finer, better, higher-grade, higher-calibre, surpassing, of higher quality, greater, grander
supreme, accomplished, expert, consummate
4‘a very superior chocolate’
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
5‘a superior hotel’
high-class, upper-class, select, exclusive, elite
informal classy, posh, snobby
6‘Jake regarded her with superior amusement’
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
1‘my immediate superior in the department’
manager, BOSS, chief, supervisor, senior, controller, headman, foreman
inferior, subordinate, assistant
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