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rank

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of rank

  1. 1 growing thickly and vigorously <covered with trumpet vines so rank you couldn't see the trellis beneath them> Synonyms lush, luxuriant, prosperous, rampant, weedy Related Words lavish, profuse; overgrown, overrun, verdant; close, dense, tangled, thick Near Antonyms dormant; blighted, stunted Antonyms sparse

  2. 2 having an unpleasant smell <smokes rank cigars that usually send me running for fresh air> Synonyms fetid, foul, frowsty [chiefly British], frowsy (or frowzy), funky, fusty, musty, noisome, malodorous, reeking, reeky, ripe, smelly, stenchy, stinking, stinky, strongRelated Words putrid, rancid, skunky, stale; bad, disgusting, offensive, repulsive, revolting, vile; decayed, decaying, decomposed, decomposing, rotted, rotten, rotting, spoiled, spoiling; dirty, filthy, nasty, noxious; odiferous, odoriferous, odorousNear Antonyms flowery, fruity, spicy, woodsyAntonyms ambrosial, aromatic, fragrant, perfumed, redolent, savory (also savoury), scented, sweet

  3. 3 very noticeable especially for being incorrect or bad <the article about fairy tales was full of rank errors, such as a reference to “Cinderella biting into the poisoned apple”> Synonyms blatant, conspicuous, flagrant, glaring, gross, obvious, patent, pronounced, egregious, strikingRelated Words arresting, clear, distinct, dramatic, emphatic, evident, eye-catching, marked, notable, noticeable, outstanding, plain, prominent, remarkable, salient, showy, splashy; absolute, arrant, downright, out-and-out, outright, sheer, stark, utter; detectable, discernible (also discernable), observable, perceptible, visible; abominable, atrocious, awful, deplorable, execrable, heinous, lousy, monstrous, outrageous, preposterous, shameful, shocking, terrible, wretchedNear Antonyms imperceptible, inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unobtrusive; inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, slight, small, trifling, trivial; concealed, hidden, invisible

  4. 4 having no exceptions or restrictions <a sidewalk sale of art works by rank amateurs> Synonyms all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, absolute, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryRelated Words authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain




rank

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rank

  1. 1 the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement <attained the highest rank in the Freemasons> Synonyms degree, echelon, footing, level, place, position, ranking, reach(es), rung, situation, standing, station, status, stratum Related Words condition, estate, order, walk; capacity, function; rating

  2. 2 high position within society <remembered as a woman of rank who socialized only with other members of the elite> Synonyms class, dignity, fashion, quality, standing, state Related Words gentility, gentleness, nobility, nobleness; grandness, highness, loftiness; distinction, dominance, precedence, preeminence, primacy, superiority; caste, station, status; preferment Near Antonyms debasement, degradation; subordinateness, subordination; baseness, commonness, inferiority, lowliness, lowness

  3. 3 a series of people or things arranged side by side <rank upon rank of cavalry came thundering down the hill> Synonyms bank, {h,1}rowRelated Words chain, column, cue, file, line, procession, queue, range, string, train; echelon, tier; array, concatenation, sequence

  4. 4 usually ranks pl  one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic <this book will someday join the ranks of the world's great novels> Synonyms bracket, category, classification, division, family, genus, grade, group, kind, league, order, class(s), rubric, set, species, tier, typeRelated Words description, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title




rank

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rank

  1. 1 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes <my favorite pitcher ranks first in the league for number of consecutive outs> Synonyms be, grade, place, rate, stand Related Words seed; count; categorize, class, classify, codify, compartmentalize, group, separate, set, sort; install, instate

  2. 2 to arrange or assign according to type <most critics would rank him among our best actors> Synonyms assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, classify, relegate, separate, sort, typeRelated Words array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype




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