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apex

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Synonyms and Antonyms of apex

  1. 1 the highest part or point she reached the apex of fame, only to find it wasn't what she expected Synonyms of apex acme, height, 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, zenithWords Related to apex bloom, blossom, flood tide, flower, glory, heyday, prime; cap, ceiling, roof; extreme, extremity, tip, vertex; high, highlight, highspotNear Antonyms of apex abyss, base, foot; minimumAntonyms of apex bottom, nadir, rock bottom

  2. 2 the last and usually sharp or tapering part of something long and narrow the apex of the spear Synonyms of apex point, cusp, end, nib, nose, pike, tipWords Related to apex pinpoint; prong, tine; barb, jag, prickle, snag, spike, sticker

Synonym Discussion of apex

summit, peak, pinnacle, climax, apex, acme, culmination mean the highest point attained or attainable. summit implies the topmost level attainable.
    • at the summit of the Victorian social scene
peak suggests the highest among other high points.
    • an artist working at the peak of her powers
pinnacle suggests a dizzying and often insecure height.
    • the pinnacle of worldly success
climax implies the highest point in an ascending series.
    • the war was the climax to a series of hostile actions
apex implies the point where all ascending lines converge.
    • the apex of Dutch culture
acme implies a level of quality representing the perfection of a thing.
    • a statue that was once deemed the acme of beauty
culmination suggests the outcome of a growth or development representing an attained objective.
    • the culmination of years of effort

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