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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antique, dated, fusty, hoary, musty, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé, pastAntonyms backward, low, lower, nonprogressive, primitive, retarded, rude, rudimentary, undeveloped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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