Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb surpass

4 senses of surpass

Sense 1
excel, stand out, surpass -- (distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math")

Sense 2
surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform -- (be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class")
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

Sense 3
travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass -- (move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 4
exceed, transcend, surpass -- (be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds")

Antonyms of adj surpassing

2 senses of surpassing

Sense 1
transcendent, surpassing -- (exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence)

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of low or inferior quality)

Sense 2
exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing -- (far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents")

INDIRECT (VIA extraordinary) -> ordinary -- (not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine")

Similarity of adj surpassing

2 senses of surpassing

Sense 1
transcendent, surpassing -- (exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence)
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

Sense 2
exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing -- (far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents")
       => extraordinary (vs. ordinary) -- (beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature")

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