Synonyms and Antonyms of par

  1. 1 something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared that last dining experience was not quite up to par Synonyms bar, barometer, benchmark, criterion, gold standard, grade, mark, measure, metric, standard, touchstone, yardstickRelated Words case, example, instance; average, norm, rule; acme, apex, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenithNear Antonyms aberration, abnormality, deviation

  2. 2 the state or fact of being exactly the same in number, amount, status, or quality these California wines are on a par with the best produced in Europe Synonyms coequality, coordinateness, equality, equivalency, equivalence, parity, samenessRelated Words comparability, compatibility, correlation, correspondence; alikeness, community, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similarity, similitude; exchangeability, interchangeability; identicalness, identityNear Antonyms difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, divergence, diverseness, diversity; incompatibility; dissimilarity, unlikenessAntonyms imparity, inequality, nonequivalence

  3. 3 what is typical of a group, class, or series a pulse of 70 is par for people of that age group Synonyms norm, normal, average, standardRelated Words golden mean, mean, median, middle; commonplace, ordinary, rule, run, status quo, usual; exemplar, representativeNear Antonyms abnormality, anomaly, deviation, exception, rarity

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to criticize severely

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