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superior

adjective

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1 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • that superior sportscaster lets it be known that he thinks all foreign baseball teams are second-rate

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3 of the very best kind
  • a five-star restaurant known for its superior wine list

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4 standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement
  • a university known for attracting superior scientists and mathematicians

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superior

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of superior (Entry 2 of 2)

one who is above another in rank, station, or office
  • if a customer is rude to you, report it to your superior and she'll handle it

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“Superior.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/superior. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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