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classic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of classic

  1. 1 constituting, serving as, or worthy of being a pattern to be imitated classic designs in furniture that never go out of style Synonyms of classic archetypal (also archetypical), model, definitive, exemplary, imitable, paradigmatic, quintessential, textbookWords Related to classic ideal, nonpareil, special, unique; absolute, flawless, impeccable, perfect; A-OK, A1, bang-up, banner, capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, excellent, fabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), nifty, par excellence, prime, primo [slang], sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful; exceptional, fancy, high-gradeNear Antonyms of classic bad, low-grade, poor, substandard, unsatisfactory; atrocious, execrable, vile, wretched; deficient, disappointing, failed, inadequate, inferior; average, normal, ordinary, representative, typical; mediocre, second-class, second-rate

  2. 2 of the very best kind one of the really classic comedies in the history of movies Synonyms of classic A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, excellent, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulWords Related to classic acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms of classic bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of classic atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

  3. 3 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group the anthropologist noted the classic facial features of the inhabitants of those islands Synonyms of classic characteristic, diagnostic (also diagnostical), discriminating, distinct, distinctive, distinguishing, identifying, individual, peculiar, proper, symptomatic, typicalWords Related to classic idiosyncratic; identifiable, pronounced, unmistakable; general, generic; common, normal, regular, usual; especial, particular, special, specific; archetypal (also archetypical), model, paradigmaticAntonyms of classic atypical, nontypical, uncharacteristic, untypical

  4. 4 being the most accurate and apparently thorough the classic study of the alienation of the individual in modern urban society Synonyms of classic authoritative, definitive, classical, magisterialWords Related to classic conclusive, decisive; approved, official, sanctioned; accurate, correct; complete, comprehensive, exhaustive, thorough


classic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of classic

  1. 1 someone of such unequaled perfection as to deserve imitation among women who have devoted themselves to a life of scientific inquiry, Marie Curie is one of the acknowledged classics Synonyms of classic beau ideal, ideal, eidolon, exemplar, idea, model, nonesuch, nonpareil, paragon, patron saintWords Related to classic role model; embodiment, epitome, incarnation, manifestation, personification, phantom, pink; archetype, example, mirror, paradigm, pattern; guideline, principle, rule; gauge (also gage), standard, touchstone; essence, quintessence; acme, apex, apotheosis, culmination, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith

  2. 2 something (as a work of art) that is a great achievement and often its creator's greatest achievement the works of Michelangelo are regarded as classics of the sculptor's art Synonyms of classic chef d'oeuvre, masterpiece, magnum opus, masterworkWords Related to classic masterstroke, pièce de résistance, showpiece, tour de force; blockbuster, megahit, smash, success, winner; gem, jewel, prize, treasureNear Antonyms of classic bomb, catastrophe, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, loser, turkey, washout

  3. 3 the most perfect type or example his journey of discovery was a classic of arduous effort and fierce determination Synonyms of classic acme, apotheosis, beau ideal, byword, quintessence, epitome, exemplar, ideal, perfectionWords Related to classic archetype, model, prototype; paradigm, standard; nonpareil, paragon; abstract, avatar, embodier, embodiment, incarnation, incorporation, manifestation, personification; height, last word, meridian, ultimate, zenith; benchmark, criterion, touchstone, yardstick


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