Synonyms of high in English:

high


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adjective

1‘the top of a high mountain’

SYNONYMS
tall, lofty, towering, soaring, elevated, giant, big
multistorey, high-rise, sky-scraping
ANTONYMS

short

2‘he is in a high position in the government’

SYNONYMS
high-ranking, high-level, leading, top, top-level, prominent, eminent, pre-eminent, foremost, senior, influential, distinguished, powerful, important, elevated, notable, principal, prime, premier, chief, main, upper, ruling, exalted, illustrious
North American ranking
informal top-notch
ANTONYMS

low-ranking, lowly

3‘you should hold on to your high principles’

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high-minded, noble-minded, lofty, moral, ethical, honourable, admirable, upright, principled, honest, virtuous, righteous
ANTONYMS

amoral

4‘shop around to avoid high prices’

SYNONYMS
inflated, excessive, unreasonable, overpriced, sky-high, unduly expensive, dear, costly, top, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, prohibitive
British over the odds
informal steep, stiff, pricey, over the top, OTT, criminal
ANTONYMS

reasonable

5‘I have always insisted upon high standards’

SYNONYMS
excellent, outstanding, exemplary, exceptional, admirable, fine, great, good, very good, first-class, first-rate, superior, superlative, superb, commendable, laudable, praiseworthy, meritorious, blameless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, irreproachable, unimpeachable, perfect, unequalled, unparalleled
informal tip-top, A1, top-notch
rare applaudable
ANTONYMS

poor, deplorable

6‘it was freezing cold with high winds’

SYNONYMS
strong, powerful, violent, intense, extreme, forceful, sharp, stiff
blustery, gusty, stormy, squally, tempestuous, turbulent
rare boisterous
ANTONYMS

light, calm

7‘he lived the high life among the London glitterati’

SYNONYMS
luxurious, lavish, extravagant, rich, grand, sybaritic, hedonistic, opulent
prodigal, overindulgent, intemperate, immoderate
British upmarket
North American upscale
informal fancy, classy, swanky
ANTONYMS

abstemious

8‘I have a high opinion of your talents’

SYNONYMS
favourable, good, positive, approving, admiring, complimentary, commendatory, appreciative, flattering, glowing, adulatory, approbatory, rapturous, full of praise
rare panegyrical, acclamatory, laudative, encomiastical
ANTONYMS

unfavourable

9‘the voices rose to hit a high note’

SYNONYMS
high-pitched, high-frequency, soprano, treble, falsetto, shrill, acute, sharp, piping, piercing, penetrating
ANTONYMS

low-pitched, deep

10‘some of them were already high on alcohol and Ecstasy’

SYNONYMS
intoxicated, inebriated, on drugs, drugged, stupefied, befuddled, delirious, hallucinating
informal on a high, stoned, turned on, on a trip, tripping, hyped up, freaked out, spaced out, zonked, wasted, wrecked, high as a kite, off one's head, out of one's mind, flying, charged up
North American informal blitzed, ripped
US informal jacked, turnt
ANTONYMS

sober

11‘the partridges were pretty high’

SYNONYMS
gamy, smelly, strong-smelling
stinking, reeking, rank, malodorous, going bad, going off, off, rotting, spoiled, tainted
British informal pongy, niffy, whiffy
North American informal funky
literary noisome, miasmic
ANTONYMS

fresh, aromatic


noun

1‘commodity prices were actually at a rare high’

SYNONYMS
high level, high point, record level, peak, record, high water mark
top, pinnacle, zenith, apex, acme, apogee, apotheosis, culmination, climax, height, summit
ANTONYMS

low


adverb

1‘a jet was flying high overhead’

SYNONYMS
at great height, high up, far up, way up, at altitude
in the air, in the sky, on high, aloft, overhead, above one's head, over one's head
ANTONYMS

low


Phrases

    high and dry

    ‘your family would be left high and dry by the death of the breadwinner’


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    ANTONYMS

    well provided for

    on a high

    ‘he was on a high following his team's triumph’


    SYNONYMS
    informal



    informal


    North American informal


    Australian, New Zealand informal


    rare


    ANTONYMS

    depressed

    high and low

    ‘we searched for her high and low’


    SYNONYMS


    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    ANTONYMS

    in a cursory way

    high and mighty

    ‘her family were high and mighty and gave themselves airs’


    SYNONYMS



    British


    ANTONYMS

    unassuming, modest