Synonyms of rank in English

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noun

1‘a former civil servant elevated to ministerial rank’

SYNONYMS
position, grade, level, echelon, gradation, point on the scale, rung on the ladder
class, stratum, status, station, standing

2‘the girl must come from a family of rank’

SYNONYMS
high standing, nobility, aristocracy, blue blood, high birth, eminence, distinction, prestige
prominence, influence, importance, consequence, power

3‘the first rank of riflemen was instructed to lie down’

SYNONYMS
row, line, file, column, series, succession, string, train, procession
queue

verb

1‘the plant is ranked as endangered’

SYNONYMS
classify, class, categorize, rate, grade, type, order, sort, bracket, group, pigeonhole, designate
codify, catalogue, file, list, tabulate
triage

2‘Swainson felt that an illustrator ranked below a real man of science’

SYNONYMS
have a rank, be graded, be placed, be positioned, have a status, be classed, be classified, be categorized
belong

3‘rows of tulips were ranked like guardsmen’

SYNONYMS
line up, align, draw up, put in order, set in order, order, place, position, arrange, dispose, set out, array, range

Synonyms of rank in English

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adjective

1‘rank vegetation’

SYNONYMS
abundant, lush, luxuriant, dense, profuse, flourishing, exuberant, vigorous, productive, spreading, overgrown
informal jungly
ANTONYMS

sparse

2‘a rank smell’

SYNONYMS
offensive, unpleasant, nasty, disagreeable, revolting, sickening, obnoxious, noxious
foul-smelling, evil-smelling, fetid, smelly, stinking, reeking, reeky, high, off, rancid, putrid, malodorous, ill-smelling, fusty, musty, stale
British informal niffy, pongy, whiffy, humming
literary noisome, mephitic
rare miasmic, miasmal, olid
ANTONYMS

pleasant

3‘rank stupidity’

SYNONYMS
downright, utter, outright, out-and-out, absolute, complete, sheer, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, categorical, unequivocal, undeniable, unqualified, unmodified, unrestricted, unmitigated, unconditional, positive, simple, wholesale, all-out, perfect, consummate, patent, pure, total, entire, flat, direct, dead, final, conclusive
archaic arrant
rare right-down

Phrases

    the rank and file

    1‘both the officers and the rank and file’


    SYNONYMS

    other ranks, soldiers and NCOs, lower ranks

    common soldiers, ordinary soldiers, private soldiers, soldiers, men, troops

    2‘the rank and file of the organization’


    SYNONYMS

    ordinary members

    grass roots

    3‘a speech redolent with phrases designed to warm the hearts of the rank and file’


    SYNONYMS

    the people, the proletariat, the common people, the masses, the populace, the multitude, the commonality, the commonalty, the third estate, the plebeians, the crowd

    derogatory

    the hoi polloi, the common herd, the rabble, the mob, the riff-raff, the canaille, the great unwashed, the ragtag, the ragtag and bobtail, the proles, the plebs