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preeminence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of preeminence

  1. 1 exceptionally high quality the restaurant is known for the preeminence of its seafood dishes Synonyms of preeminence choiceness, distinction, excellency, first-rateness, greatness, perfection, excellence, primeness, superbness, superiority, supremacyWords Related to preeminence faultlessness, flawlessness, impeccability, perfectness; goodness, value, worth; consequence, importance, notabilityNear Antonyms of preeminence 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 of preeminence ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), dominance, domination, dominion, hegemony, imperium, predominance, predominancy, supremacy, reign, sovereignty (also sovranty)Words Related to preeminence 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 of preeminence 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 of preeminence distinction, dominance, noteworthiness, paramountcy, eminence, preponderance, preponderancy, prepotency, prestigiousness, primacy, superiority, supremacy, transcendenceWords Related to preeminence 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 of preeminence insignificance; inferiority, mediocrity; obscureness, obscurity



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