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exemplar

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of exemplar

  1. 1 one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like the village's Congregational church could serve as an exemplar of the white clapboard church with a steeple that is a fixture in old New England towns Synonyms of exemplar case, example, exemplification, illustration, instance, prototype, representative, sample, specimenWords Related to exemplar archetype, classic, locus classicus, paradigm; cross section, microcosm; evidence, indication, manifestation, sign

  2. 2 someone of such unequaled perfection as to deserve imitation few of history's heroes were quite the exemplars that generations of schoolteachers made them out to be Synonyms of exemplar beau ideal, classic, eidolon, ideal, idea, model, nonesuch, nonpareil, paragon, patron saintWords Related to exemplar 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

  3. 3 the most perfect type or example the paintings of the French painter Claude Monet are often regarded as exemplars of Impressionism Synonyms of exemplar acme, apotheosis, beau ideal, byword, classic, epitome, quintessence, ideal, perfectionWords Related to exemplar 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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