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Definition of Superior

Superior

  1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image.
  2. Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.
  3. Higher or greater in excellence; surpassing others in the greatness, or value of any quality; greater in quality or degree; as, a man of superior merit; or of superior bravery.
  4. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; -- with to.
  5. More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species.
  6. Above the ovary; -- said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
  7. Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
  8. Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; -- said of the radicle.
  9. One who is above, or surpasses, another in rank, station, office, age, ability, or merit; one who surpasses in what is desirable; as, Addison has no superior as a writer of pure English.
  10. The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the like.

Superior Quotations

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Moliere

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
Confucius

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Confucius

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln
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Superior Translations

superior in Danish is chef
superior in Dutch is opperste, prevalent, superieur
superior in French is meilleur
superior in Latin is supernus
superior in Spanish is magistrado, superior
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