Authoritative and Superior


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Authoritative adjective – Fond of ordering people around.
Usage example: she's very authoritative for someone who doesn't actually outrank us

Superior and authoritative are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Superior" instead an adjective "Authoritative".
Nearby Words: authority, authoritarian
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Superior adjective – Having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude.
Authoritative and superior are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Authoritative" instead an adjective "Superior".
Nearby Words: superiority, superiorly, superioress
Synonyms for Superior

Things that words describes

attitude authoritative attitude superior attitude
power authoritative power superior power
performance authoritative performance superior performance
position authoritative position superior position
Other nouns: status, version, versions.

Both words in one sentence

  • It perfectly establishes Hannibal as the master of Dissonant Serenitynote The director deliberately did this to convey that Hannibal is ultimately more powerful and authoritative than Clarice, and that he is superior to his fellow inmates.
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