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standing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of standing

  1. 1 fixed in a place or position bought the house and all standing appliances and fixtures Synonyms immobile, nonmoving, stationary, staticRelated Words immotile, immovable, irremovable, nonmotile, unmovable; frozen, motionless, moveless, stagnant, still; stuck, unbudging, wedged; fast, rooted, steadfastNear Antonyms motile; adjustable, flexible, modular; displaceable, portable, removable (also removeable), transferable (also transferrable), transportable; unbalanced, unstable, unsteadyAntonyms mobile, movable (or moveable), moving, nonstationary

  2. 2 rising straight up all standing timbers are in sound condition Synonyms perpendicular, plumb, raised, erect, stand-up, upright, upstanding, verticalRelated Words elevated, lifted, upended, upraised; semierect; freestanding, stand-aloneNear Antonyms prostrate, supine; diagonal, hanging, sagging, slant, slanted, slanting, slantyAntonyms flat, recumbent


standing

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of standing

  1. 1 high position within society a man of standing in his community Synonyms class, dignity, fashion, quality, rank, stateRelated Words gentility, gentleness, nobility, nobleness; grandness, highness, loftiness; distinction, dominance, precedence, preeminence, primacy, superiority; caste, station, status; prefermentNear Antonyms debasement, degradation; subordinateness, subordination; baseness, commonness, inferiority, lowliness, lowness

  2. 2 the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress a tradition of long standing Synonyms continuance, date, life, life span, lifetime, run, duration, timeRelated Words spell, stretch; span, tenure, term; hitch, tour, turn; half-life; age, longevity

  3. 3 the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement my standing in the class at the time of graduation Synonyms degree, echelon, footing, level, place, position, ranking, reach(es), rung, situation, rank, station, status, stratumRelated Words condition, estate, order, walk; capacity, function; rating


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