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Definition of "superior" []

  • Higher than another in rank, station, or authority: a superior officer. (adjective)
  • Of a higher nature or kind. (adjective)
  • Of great value or excellence; extraordinary. (adjective)
  • Greater in number or amount than another: an army defeated by superior numbers of enemy troops. (adjective)
  • Affecting an attitude of disdain or conceit; haughty and supercilious. (adjective)
  • Greater in quality, quantity, etc (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of high or extraordinary worth, merit, etc (adjective)
  • Higher in rank or status (adjective)
  • Displaying a conscious sense of being above or better than others; supercilious (adjective)
  • Not susceptible (to) or influenced (by) (adjective)
  • Placed higher up; situated further from the base (adjective)
  • (of a planet) having an orbit further from the sun than the orbit of the earth (adjective)
  • (of a conjunction) occurring when the sun lies between the earth and an inferior planet (adjective)
  • (of a plant ovary) situated above the calyx and other floral parts (adjective)
  • (of one part in relation to another) situated above or higher (adjective)
  • (of a character) written or printed above the line; superscript (adjective)
  • A person or thing of greater rank or quality (noun)
  • A character set in a superior position (noun)
  • The head of a community in a religious order (noun)

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Use "superior" in a sentence
  • "In mammals, where the term superior colliculus is generally used instead of optic tectum, this area is called the parabigeminal nucleus."
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  • "Fed up with what he described as his superior's fondness for golf, he began training a paramilitary force for the opposition Red Shirts that the army branded as "terrorists" and opened a direct line of communication to ousted populist leader Thaksin Shinawatra, whom the army removed in a coup four years ago."