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Definition of superior adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1superior (to somebody/something) better in quality than someone or something else; greater than someone or something else vastly superior superior intelligence This model is technically superior to its competitors. Miami was clearly the superior team. The enemy won because of their superior numbers (= there were more of them). opposite inferior
  2. 2superior (to somebody) higher in rank, importance, or position my superior officer superior status a superior court of law opposite inferior
  3. 3(disapproving) showing by your behavior that you think you are better than others synonym arrogant a superior manner He always looks so superior.
  4. 4(used especially in advertisements) of very good quality; better than other similar things superior lakefront condominiums
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