Synonyms of superior in English:

superior


See definition of superior

adjective

1‘a superior officer had never apologized to him before’

SYNONYMS
higher-ranking, higher-level, senior, higher, higher-up, upper-level, upper, loftier
ANTONYMS

inferior, junior

2‘the superior candidate’

SYNONYMS
better, more expert, more skilful, more advanced
worthier, fitter, preferred, predominant, prevailing, surpassing
ANTONYMS

inferior, worse

3‘they recognized the value of superior workmanship’

SYNONYMS
finer, better, higher-grade, higher-calibre, surpassing, of higher quality, greater, grander
supreme, accomplished, expert, consummate
ANTONYMS

inferior, low-quality

4‘a very superior chocolate’

SYNONYMS
good-quality, high-quality, first-class, first-rate, top-quality, high-grade, of the first water, of the first order
choice, select, exclusive, rare, singular, unique, prime, prize, upmarket, fine, excellent, superb, distinguished, exceptional, outstanding, marvellous, superlative, special
best, choicest, finest, matchless, peerless, unequalled, perfect, flawless
British top of the range
US top of the line
par excellence
ANTONYMS

inferior, low-quality

5‘a superior hotel’

SYNONYMS
high-class, upper-class, select, exclusive, elite
British upmarket
informal classy, posh, snobby
ANTONYMS

inferior, downmarket

6‘Jake regarded her with superior amusement’

SYNONYMS
condescending, supercilious, patronizing, haughty, disdainful, lofty, lordly, pompous, snobbish, snobby
informal high and mighty, hoity-toity, uppity, snooty, stuck-up, toffee-nosed, fancy-pants, jumped up, too big for one's boots, uppish
ANTONYMS

humble, modest


noun

1‘my immediate superior in the department’

SYNONYMS
manager, boss, chief, supervisor, senior, controller, headman, foreman
ANTONYMS

inferior, subordinate, assistant