(Phrases). As little as may be; tant soit peu; to say the least; in ever so small a degree.
Almost, nearly, well-nigh, all but, short of, not quite, peu s'en faut, near the mark.
(Phrases). Within an ace of; on the brink of; next door to; a close shave.
In an uncertain degree: about, thereabouts, scarcely, hardly, barely, somewhere about, nearly, more or less, à peu près, there or thereabouts.
In no degree: noways, nowise, nohow, in no wise, by no means, not in the least, not at all, not a bit, not a bit of it, not a whit, not a jot, in no respect, by no manner of means, on no account, at no hand.
Quantity by Comparison with a Similar Object
Maximum, acme, climax, zenith, summit, utmost height, record, culminating point 210, the height of, lion's share, Benjamin's mess, overweight.
(Phrases). The ne plus ultra; summum genus; summum bonum.
(Verbs). To be superior, etc.; exceed, surpass, excel, eclipse, top, over-top, o'ertop, cap, beat, cut out, outclass, over-ride, out-herod, kick the beam, outbalance, overbalance, overweigh, overshadow, outdo; render larger, magnify 194.
(Phrases). To have the advantage of; have the pull of; turn the scale; beat hollow; take the shine out of; throw into the shade; to be a cut above.
(Adjectives). Superior, greater, major, higher, surpassing, exceeding, excelling, passing, ultra, vaulting, transcending, unequalled, unparalleled, without parallel, sans pareil.
Supreme, greatest, utmost, paramount, pre-eminent, sovereign, culminating, superlative, topmost, top- hole, highest, first-rate, champion, A1, the last word, the limit.
(Phrases). Facile princeps; nulli secundus; primus inter pares; a Triton among the minnows.
(Adverbs). Beyond, more, over and above the mark, above par, over and above, at the top of the scale, at its height.
In a superior degree: eminently, pre-eminently, egregiously, prominently, superlatively, supremely, above all, principally, especially, particularly, peculiarly, par excellence, a fortiori, nil ultra.
(Verbs). To be less, inferior, etc., to fall or come short of, not to pass 304.
To become smaller, to render smaller 195; to subordinate.
(Phrases). To be thrown into the shade; to hide its diminished head.
(Adjectives). Inferior, deficient, smaller, minor, less, lesser, lower, sub, subordinate, subaltern, second- rate, second-best, amateurish.
Least, smallest, minutest, etc., lowest.
(Phrases). Weighed in the balance and found wanting; not fit to hold a candle to.
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