Synonyms and Antonyms of par
1 something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared <that last dining experience was not quite up to par> Synonyms bar, barometer, benchmark, criterion, gold standard, grade, mark, measure, metric, standard, touchstone, yardstickRelated Words case, example, instance; average, norm, rule; acme, apex, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenithNear Antonyms aberration, abnormality, deviation
2 the state or fact of being exactly the same in number, amount, status, or quality <these California wines are on a par with the best produced in Europe> Synonyms coequality, coordinateness, equality, equivalency, equivalence, parity, samenessRelated Words comparability, compatibility, correlation, correspondence; alikeness, community, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similarity, similitude; exchangeability, interchangeability; identicalness, identityNear Antonyms difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, divergence, diverseness, diversity; incompatibility; dissimilarity, unlikenessAntonyms imparity, inequality, nonequivalence
3 what is typical of a group, class, or series <a pulse of 70 is par for people of that age group> Synonyms norm, normal, average, standardRelated Words golden mean, mean, median, middle; commonplace, ordinary, rule, run, status quo, usual; exemplar, representativeNear Antonyms abnormality, anomaly, deviation, exception, rarity
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