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tall

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of tall

  1. 1 extending to a great distance upward tall skyscrapers that cast long shadows over the park Synonyms of tall altitudinous, lofty, high, toweringWords Related to tall dominant, dominating, eminent, prominent; elevated, lifted, raised, uplifted, upswept; high-rise, statuesqueNear Antonyms of tall flat, stubby, stumpyAntonyms of tall low, low-lying, short, squat

  2. 2 requiring considerable physical or mental effort that's a pretty tall order Synonyms of tall arduous, Augean, backbreaking, challenging, demanding, difficult, effortful, exacting, formidable, grueling (or gruelling), heavy, hellacious, herculean, killer, laborious, moiling, murderous, pick-and-shovel, rigorous, rough, rugged, severe, stiff, strenuous, sweaty, hard, testing, toilsome, tough, uphillWords Related to tall abstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, elusive, hairy, insoluble, intricate, involved, knotty, opaque, problematic (also problematical), recondite, serious, spiny, stubborn, thorny, ticklish, tricky; bruising, burdensome, exhausting, labored, onerous, oppressive, stressful, taxing, tight, trying; annoying, bothersome, distressing, irksome, troublesome, vexatious; grievous, grim, strict, stringent; brutal, cruel, inhuman, painfulNear Antonyms of tall achievable, clear, doable, elementary, manageable, uncomplicated; comforting, gentle, painless, relaxed, smooth, soothing; accessible, friendly, idiotproof, user-friendlyAntonyms of tall cheap, easy, effortless, facile, light, mindless, simple, soft, undemanding

Synonym Discussion of tall

high, tall, lofty mean above the average in height. high implies marked extension upward and is applied chiefly to things which rise from a base or foundation or are placed at a conspicuous height above a lower level.
    • a high hill
    • a high ceiling
tall applies to what grows or rises high by comparison with others of its kind and usually implies relative narrowness.
    • a tall thin man
lofty suggests great or imposing altitude.
    • lofty mountain peaks


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