Synonyms and Antonyms of towering
1 extending to a great distance upward the towering mountain peaks of the Rockies Synonyms altitudinous, lofty, tall, highRelated Words dominant, dominating, eminent, prominent; elevated, lifted, raised, uplifted, upswept; high-rise, statuesqueNear Antonyms flat, stubby, stumpyAntonyms low, low-lying, short, squat
2 going beyond a normal or acceptable limit in degree or amount doting parents who tend to give their children towering praise for very minor accomplishments Synonyms baroque, devilish, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, lavish, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, steep, stiff, excessive, unconscionable, undue, unmercifulRelated Words boundless, endless, immeasurable, infinite, limitless; unbearable, unjustifiable, unwarranted; improper, inappropriate, thick, unseemly; unrestrainedNear Antonyms deficient, inadequate, insufficient; minimal, minimumAntonyms middling, moderate, modest, reasonable, temperate
3 very dignified in form, tone, or style an article that in towering language decries the evils of modern society Synonyms eloquent, formal, high-flown, lofty, majestic, stately, elevatedRelated Words affected, bombastic, declamatory, florid, flowery, grandiloquent, grandiose, highfalutin (also hifalutin), oratorical, pompous, pretentious, rhetorical (also rhetoric), stilted; Attic, cultured, refined; classy, courtly, fine, graceful, tasteful; aristocratic, genteel, patrician; correct, educated, grammatical, proper; academic (also academical), bookish, learned, literaryNear Antonyms casual, colloquial, conversational, informal, nonformal, slangy, unbookish, unliterary, vernacular; coarse, common, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, indecent, lowbred, lowbrow, rough, rough-hewn, rude, tasteless, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar; incorrect, substandard, uneducated, ungrammatical, unlearnedAntonyms ineloquent, low, undignified
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up towering? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).