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preeminence

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Synonyms and Antonyms of preeminence

  1. 1 exceptionally high quality the restaurant is known for the preeminence of its seafood dishes Synonyms choiceness, distinction, excellency, first-rateness, greatness, perfection, excellence, primeness, superbness, superiority, supremacyRelated Words faultlessness, flawlessness, impeccability, perfectness; goodness, value, worth; consequence, importance, notabilityNear Antonyms averageness, badness, crumminess, inferiority, mediocrity, ordinariness, worthlessness

  2. 2 controlling power or influence over others some historians contended that no nation had attained such undisputed preeminence since the glory days of the Roman Empire Synonyms ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), dominance, domination, dominion, hegemony, imperium, predominance, predominancy, supremacy, reign, sovereignty (also sovranty)Related Words primacy, superiority; lordship, scepter; arm, authority, choke hold, clutch, command, control, grip, hold, mastery, sway; takeover; direction, jurisdiction, management; clout, might, pull, weight; eminence, importance, moment; prerogative, privilege, rightNear Antonyms helplessness, weakness; impotence, impotency, powerlessness

  3. 3 the fact or state of being above others in rank or importance his preeminence in the field of obstetrics Synonyms distinction, dominance, noteworthiness, paramountcy, eminence, preponderance, preponderancy, prepotency, prestigiousness, primacy, superiority, supremacy, transcendenceRelated Words celebrity, fame, famousness, glory, honor, kudos, renown, reputation, repute; megastardom, stardom, superstardom; greatness, illustriousness, nobleness, notableness; ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), authority, domination, dominion; influence, power, prestige, weight; infamy, notorietyNear Antonyms insignificance; inferiority, mediocrity; obscureness, obscurity


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