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Synonyms and Antonyms of height

  1. 1 the highest part or point <many regard the painting of the Sistine Chapel as the height of Michelangelo's career> Synonyms acme, apex, apogee, capstone, climax, crescendo, crest, crown, culmination, head, high noon, high tide, high-water mark, meridian, ne plus ultra, noon, noontime, peak, pinnacle, sum, summit, tip-top, top, zenith Related Words bloom, blossom, flood tide, flower, glory, heyday, prime; cap, ceiling, roof; extreme, extremity, tip, vertex; high, highlight, highspot Near Antonyms abyss, base, foot; minimum Antonyms bottom, nadir, rock bottom

  2. 2 the most extreme or advanced point <the student's defiant use of a cell phone during class was regarded by the professor as the height of insolence> Synonyms depth, extremity, limit Related Words consummation, epitome, quintessence, ultimate

  3. 3 the distance of something or someone from bottom to top <the average height of the players on the volleyball team is well over six feet> Synonyms altitude, elevation, inches, stature Related Words rise; highness, loftiness, tallness

  4. 4 an area of high ground <Gulliver, standing on a height near the shore, saw an island suspended above the sea> Synonyms altitude(s), elevation, eminence, highland, hill, hump, mound, prominence, rise, upland Related Words alp, mount, mountain, peak; butte, mesa, plateau, table, tableland; bluff, cliff, crag, precipice, steep, tor; ridge, sierra; dome, sugarloaf; foothill, hillock, hummock, knob, knoll; downs Near Antonyms dale, dell, depression, dingle, glen, hollow, vale, valley; basin, bottom, bottomland, fen, flat, floodplain, plain, tidewater Antonyms lowland

  5. 5 the most intense or characteristic phase of something <at the very height of the storm, someone knocked on the door> Synonyms deep, depth, thick, middle, midstRelated Words center, heart

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