surpassing

  • 1 Surpassing — Sur*pass ing, a. Eminently excellent; exceeding others. With surpassing glory crowned. Milton. {Sur*pass ing*ly}, adv. {Sur*pass ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 surpassing — index best, infringement, preferable, superlative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 surpassing — transcendent, *supreme, superlative, preeminent, peerless, incomparable Analogous words: excelling, outdoing, outstripping (see EXCEED): *consummate, finished, accomplished …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 surpassing — [sər pas′iŋ, sər päs′iŋ] adj. that surpasses the average or usual; exceeding or excelling; unusually excellent adv. Archaic exceedingly surpassingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 surpassing — surpassingly, adv. /seuhr pas ing, pah sing/, adj. 1. of a large amount or high degree; exceeding, excelling, or extraordinary: structures of surpassing magnificence. adv. 2. in a surpassing manner; extraordinarily. [1570 80; SURPASS + ING2] * *… …

    Universalium

  • 6 Surpassing — Surpass Sur*pass , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surpassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surpassing}.] [F. surpasser; sur over + passer to pass. See {Sur }, and {Pass}.] To go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel. [1913 Webster] This would surpass… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 surpassing — sur|pass|ing [səˈpa:sıŋ US sərˈpæ ] adj [only before noun] literary much better than that of other people or things ▪ a picture of surpassing beauty …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 surpassing — sur|pass|ing [ sər pæsıŋ ] adjective LITERARY better or greater when compared with others: her surpassing beauty …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 surpassing — adjective (only before noun) literary much better than that of other people or things: a picture of surpassing beauty …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 surpassing — UK [sə(r)ˈpɑːsɪŋ] / US [sərˈpæsɪŋ] adjective literary better or greater when compared with others her surpassing beauty …

    English dictionary

  • 11 surpassing — sur•pass•ing [[t]sərˈpæs ɪŋ, ˈpɑ sɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) of a large amount or high degree; exceeding or excelling 2) archaic in a surpassing manner; extraordinarily • Etymology: 1570–80 sur•pass′ing•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 surpassing — /sɜˈpasɪŋ/ (say ser pahsing) adjective 1. that surpasses, exceeds, or excels; extraordinary: structures of surpassing magnificence. –adverb 2. Obsolete surpassingly. –surpassingly, adverb –surpassingness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 surpassing — adjective 1. exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence • Syn: ↑transcendent • Similar to: ↑superior • Derivationally related forms: ↑transcendency (for: ↑transcendent), ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 surpassing — adjective Date: 1566 greatly exceeding others ; of a very high degree • surpassingly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 surpassing — Synonyms and related words: a cut above, above, absolute, ahead, arrant, ascendant, best, better, capping, champion, choice, chosen, classical, complete, consummate, crass, decided, definitive, distinguished, downright, eclipsing, egregious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 surpassing — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. exceeding, excelling, dominant; see excellent …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 surpassing — sur pass·ing || sÉ™r pæsɪŋ /sÉ™ pɑː adj. exceeding, exceptional sur·pass || sÉ™r pæs /sÉ™ pɑːs v. exceed, be greater than; do better than, excel; go beyond, transcend …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 surpassing — adjective archaic or literary incomparable or outstanding. → surpass …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 surpassing — a. Excellent, supreme, incomparable, transcendent, pre eminent, peerless, superlative …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 surpassing — adj transcendent, transcending, exceeding, excelling, outstripping, eclipsing; extraordinary, out of the ordinary, rare; superior, better, finer, greater, a cut or stroke or notch above; outstanding, standout, preeminent, Fr. par excellence;… …

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