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high

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of high

  1. 1 extending to a great distance upward as the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is mountaineering's holy grail Synonyms altitudinous, lofty, tall, towering Related Words dominant, dominating, eminent, prominent; elevated, lifted, raised, uplifted, upswept; high-rise, statuesque Near Antonyms flat, stubby, stumpy Antonyms low, low-lying, short, squat

  2. 2 being at a higher level than average gasoline prices are high right now a high fever people with high incomes Synonyms elevated, escalated, heightened, increased, jacked (up), raised, up Related Words extreme, full, maximized, maximum, peaked, sky-high, utmost; inflated, over, overfilled, overflowing, overfull, overlarge, overloaded, oversize (or oversized) Near Antonyms decreased, depressed, dropped, knockdown [chiefly British], receded, under Antonyms down, low

  3. 3 located at a greater height than average or usual an eagle's nest high on the cliff an old house with high ceilings Synonyms airy, elevated, nosebleed Related Words ascendant (also ascendent), ascending, soaring; overhead, overlooking, raised, upheld, uplifted, upraised; topmost, upmost, upper, uppermost, upward Near Antonyms depressed, descendant (also descendent), descending, down, dropped, fallen, grounded, lowered, sunken; lowermost, nethermost, undermost; abreast, even, level Antonyms low, low-lying

  4. 4 being far along in development a cabal of self-proclaimed Luddites who argued that the evils of high technology far outweighed its virtues Synonyms developed, evolved, forward, advanced, higher, improved, late, progressive, refinedRelated Words precocious; full-blown, full-fledged, full-scale; aged, grown, mature, matured, perfected, ripe, ripened; civilized, educated, enhanced, enlightened; contemporary, current, cutting-edge, latest, leading-edge, mod, modern, new, newest, newfangled, new-fashioned, novel, now, present-day, recent, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-dateNear Antonyms green, immature, underdeveloped, undersized (also undersize), underweight, unripe, unripened; savage, uncivilized, uneducated; early, embryonic, germinal, primeval, primordial; antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dated, fusty, hoary, musty, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé, pastAntonyms backward, low, lower, nonprogressive, primitive, retarded, rude, rudimentary, undeveloped

  5. 5 being under the influence of alcohol not only has he never been high, he has never even tasted alcohol Synonyms besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], drunk, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]Related Words maudlin; beery; befuddled, bleary-eyed, crapulous, dopey (also dopy), rocky, strung out, stupefied; debauched, dissipated, dissolute; alcoholic, bibulous, dipsomaniacalNear Antonyms abstemious, abstinent, dry, temperate, teetotal; clearheaded, cool, level, steadyAntonyms sober, straight

  6. 6 commanding a large price the concert tickets weren't cheap—you don't even want to know how high they were Synonyms big-ticket, dear, expensive, extravagant, costly, high-end, high-ticket, precious, premium, priceless, pricey (also pricy), spendy [chiefly Northwest], ultraexpensive, valuableRelated Words exorbitant, overpriced, prohibitive, sky-high, steep, stiff, unaffordable, uneconomic (or uneconomical), unreasonable; inestimable, invaluable; deluxe, luxurious, sumptuousNear Antonyms moderate, reasonable; valueless, worthless; discountedAntonyms cheap, inexpensive

  7. 7 having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature she had the highest intentions, but her “help” turned out to be a disaster Synonyms big, chivalrous, elevated, gallant, great, greathearted, noble, high-minded, lofty, lordly, magnanimous, natural, sublimeRelated Words ennobled, exalted, glorified; heroic (also heroical), honorable, valiant, venerable, worthy; knightly, princely, regal; inspiring, moving, numinous, uplifting; august, magnificent, majesticNear Antonyms sordid, squalid, vile, wretched; abominable, contemptible, despicable, detestable, hateful, offensive, repulsive, ugly, vicious; dastardly, dirty, lousy, sorry; little, mean, narrow, small-minded; degrading, discreditable, humiliating, ignominious; coarse, crude, vulgarAntonyms base, debased, degenerate, degraded, ignoble, low

  8. 8 highest in rank or authority high government officials lord high executioner Synonyms chief, commanding, first, foremost, head, lead, leading, preeminent, premier, presiding, primary, prime, principal, supereminent, supreme, topRelated Words high-level, senior; controlling, directing, managing, officiating, overseeing, regnant, reigning, ruling, supervisory; main, major, paramount, predominant, predominate, sovereign (also sovran); ascendant (also ascendent), dominant, grand, superior, topmost, upmost, upper, uppermostNear Antonyms ancillary, inferior, last, less, lesser, lower, lowly, second, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary; assistant, assisting, coadjutor, deputy, junior, under

  9. 9 being under the influence of a recreational drug he's clean now, but when he was younger he used to get high every day Synonyms blasted [slang], blitzed [slang], bombed, stoned, hopped-up, loaded [slang], ripped [slang], spaced-out (or spaced), strung out, wasted [slang], wiped out [slang], zonked, zonked-outRelated Words addicted, hookedNear Antonyms abstemious, abstinent, clean, temperate; clearheaded, cool, level, steadyAntonyms sober, straight



high

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of high

  1. 1 a state of overwhelming usually pleasurable emotion it took days for the high of the World Series win to wear off Synonyms cloud nine, elatedness, elation, euphoria, exhilaration, heaven, ecstasy, intoxication, paradise, rapture, rhapsody, seventh heaven, swoon, transportRelated Words exaltation; blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, delight, enchantment, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, pleasure; reverie, trance; inspiration; fervor, frenzy, madness, passion; cheer, cheerfulness, exuberance, gaiety (also gayety), glee, gleefulness, jubilance, jubilation, lightheartednessNear Antonyms misery, sadness, unhappiness, woe, wretchedness; blues, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, heartsickness, melancholy, mopesAntonyms depression

  2. 2 the expanse of air surrounding the earth V formations of honking geese on high mean winter will soon be here Synonyms blue, firmament, heaven(s), sky, welkinRelated Words midair; horizon, skyline


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