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standing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of standing

  1. 1 fixed in a place or position <bought the house and all standing appliances and fixtures> Synonyms immobile, nonmoving, stationary, staticRelated Words immotile, immovable, irremovable, nonmotile, unmovable; frozen, motionless, moveless, stagnant, still; stuck, unbudging, wedged; fast, rooted, steadfastNear Antonyms motile; adjustable, flexible, modular; displaceable, portable, removable (also removeable), transferable (also transferrable), transportable; unbalanced, unstable, unsteadyAntonyms mobile, movable (or moveable), moving, nonstationary

  2. 2 rising straight up <all standing timbers are in sound condition> Synonyms perpendicular, plumb, raised, erect, stand-up, upright, upstanding, verticalRelated Words elevated, lifted, upended, upraised; semierect; freestanding, stand-aloneNear Antonyms prostrate, supine; diagonal, hanging, sagging, slant, slanted, slanting, slantyAntonyms flat, recumbent




standing

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of standing

  1. 1 high position within society <a man of standing in his community> Synonyms class, dignity, fashion, quality, rank, stateRelated Words gentility, gentleness, nobility, nobleness; grandness, highness, loftiness; distinction, dominance, precedence, preeminence, primacy, superiority; caste, station, status; prefermentNear Antonyms debasement, degradation; subordinateness, subordination; baseness, commonness, inferiority, lowliness, lowness

  2. 2 the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress <a tradition of long standing> Synonyms continuance, date, life, life span, lifetime, run, duration, timeRelated Words spell, stretch; span, tenure, term; hitch, tour, turn; half-life; age, longevity

  3. 3 the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement <my standing in the class at the time of graduation> Synonyms degree, echelon, footing, level, place, position, ranking, reach(es), rung, situation, rank, station, status, stratumRelated Words condition, estate, order, walk; capacity, function; rating





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