Synonyms and Antonyms of pedestal
a bottom part upon which something rests or is supported
- The museum displayed the jewels on a pedestal inside a glass case.
- The entrance to the ruined temple was flanked by columns, some of which had fallen from their pedestals.
base, foundation, foot, plinth, stand
dais, platform, podium, rostrum, stage, tribune
brace, buttress, mount, mounting, prop, reinforcement, shore, spur, stay, support, underpinning
column, pilaster, pillar
architrave, capital, cornice, entablature, frieze, shaft, socle
arch, bolster, bracket, cantilever, girder
crutch, peg, post, stake, stanchion, stilt, strut, truss
the position of someone who is treated or regarded as extraordinarily good, successful, etc.
- There's a tendency to put the person you love on a pedestal.
- The scandal knocked the beloved actor off his pedestal.
height, pinnacle, seat, throne, top
account, admiration, appreciation, estimation, favor, regard, respect
appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use
acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [slang], reverence, veneration, worship
amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment
enthusiasm, interest, passion
affection, attachment, devotion, passion
condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn
disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness
aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste
hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
abomination, antipathy, detestation
deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfaction