How Do You Spell Superior?


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Here are a few fun facts about the word 'superior'.

  • Origin of the word 'superior'
The word is from Middle English and from Middle French and the first known usage of it was in the 14th century from about 1350 to 1400. The comparative of the Latin word is 'superus' meaning 'upper'. Many English words are derived from Latin words, so in a very real sense we are speaking an English form of Latin.

  • Noun; Adjective; Adverb usage
Noun: Superior Lake is found in both Canada and northern United States; Lake Superior is also a port found in Wisconsin; a person of greater quality or rank; the head of a religious order within a community.

  • Adjective: (when it is followed by 'to') - greater in quantity, quality etc.; of high merit or worth; higher in status or rank; displaying a sense of being better or above than others; not influenced (by) or susceptible (to); put higher up; anatomy (of a certain part in relation to other parts) situated higher or above; serenely or courageously indifferent; more comprehensive ( a genus will be more superior to the species).

Adverb: Superiorly

  • Examples of the word 'superior'
'This new model will offer a superior performance.'

'He will only help us when it makes him feel more superior.'

'Report to the superior officer immediately!'

'The verdict was subsequently reversed by the superior court.'

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
Synonyms (similar meanings): Assumptive, cavalier, haughty, high-and-mighty, huffish, huffy, important, lofty, masterful, pompous, presuming, pretentious, self-assertive, supercilious, arrogant, excellent, unrivaled, distinguished, first-rate, snobbish.

Antonyms (opposite meanings): Humble, modest, lowly, unpretentious.

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