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yardstick

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of yardstick

  1. something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared <this essay will be the yardstick by which I grade the others> Synonyms bar, barometer, benchmark, criterion, gold standard, grade, mark, measure, metric, par, touchstone, standardRelated Words case, example, instance; average, norm, rule; acme, apex, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenithNear Antonyms aberration, abnormality, deviation




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