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superior

adjective [not gradable]  us   /sʊˈpɪər·i·ər/

superior adjective [not gradable] (BETTER)

better than average, or better than others of the same type: They were clearly the superior team. Some people think acoustic recordings are superior to digital ones. disapproving A person who is superior or behaves in a superior way believes that he or she is better than other people: I can’t stand Bill’s superior attitude.

superior adjective [not gradable] (HIGHER)

higher in rank or position than others: When your superior officer gives you an order, you do it.

superior

noun [C]  us   /sʊˈpɪr·i·ər/

superior noun [C] (HIGHER PERSON)

a person or group of people who are higher in rank or position than others : We will need a letter of recommendation from one of your superiors.
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