Translation of superior in Spanish:

superior

Pronunciation: /suːˈpɪərɪə//səˈpɪriər/

adjective

  • 1

    • 1.1(better)

      to be superior ( to sth/sb) ser superior ( a algo/algn)
      • the sound is definitely superior el sonido es decididamente superior / mejor
      • our cars are superior in design to theirs nuestros coches superan a los suyos en el diseño
      • A lot of companies are interested in investing in Ireland - they have superior building systems and can provide a superior standard of service.
      • Fully automating these tests is a luxury that can go a long way to getting a superior product to the consumer.
      • Schenden credits a robust economy, as well as superior products rolling off the assembly line, for helping to boost revenues.
      • Its mission is to provide superior technology and expertise to the growing market for XML applications and services.
      • The co-op says the product line features premium nuts with superior color, texture and flavor.
      • Long hang times help develop the rich flavors for superior wines.
      • We believe we will do just fine because we offer superior choice, price, and quality of customer care.
      • Krahling buys directly from a number of growers, each selected for the superior quality of his or her product.
      • You can therefore only reasonably expect higher returns if you select a superior manager or pick a timely strategy.
      • Ask for a box rim flushing system over a standard rim flush for superior performance in a close coupled unit.
      • Often new technology increases the cost, but the superior performance justifies the expense.
      • The bikes offer superior acceleration and handling at the slight expense of its straight line top speed.
      • Prices are reasonable and the selection is superior.
      • These consumers tend to buy luxury products for their superior functionality and quality.

    • 1.2(above average)

      (writer/workmanship) de gran calidad
      they sell only superior quality goods solo venden productos de primera calidad

  • 2

    (arrogant)
    (smile/tone) de superioridad
    (tone/smile) de suficiencia
    she said it in a superior way lo dijo con tono de superioridad / de suficiencia
    • he's so superior se da unos aires de superioridad
    • He is pompous and superior, particularly in his treatment of Holly.
    • Come to think of it, not so long ago even Puccini was trashed by superior people, who considered his contemporaries decadent, shabby frauds beneath contempt.
    • People who try to pretend they're superior make it so much harder for those of us who really are.
    • If you were a member, or aspiring member, of the latter group, you looked with superior amusement at the awkward wretches who were building a more curious identity with the help of drug culture.
    • It has a superior, snotty tone that reminds one of the problems some candidates have had in wooing the average American voter.
    • He is equal parts superior, insecure, vain, snobbish, and fearful.
  • 3

    (higher in rank, status)
    his superior officer su superior
    • leave it to someone superior to you déjaselo a alguno de tus superiores
    • Liberal democracy reflects the normative orientation that people and their rights are superior to government, with governments existing to secure those rights.
    • It is not true that the essays are superior to the novels, but they have a sustained perfection that the novels do not match.
    • The elegant expressions of Parisian Cubism are the superior works of art if you value subtle composition and exquisite harmonies of tone.
    • Most neoclassical works based on the discoveries at Herculaneum and Pompeii were imitations of an art thought to be formally and morally superior to that of the eighteenth century.
    • Spirited Away made me cry, which Howl's doesn't do, and I think Spirited Away is the superior film overall, but Howl's is still a magnificent piece of work.
    • They were certainly physically superior to me.
    • Plus, the picture quality is superior to your typical broadcast picture.
    • And sometimes, US drama is superior to the UK equivalent.
    • The bank's position would be superior if it were entitled to combine the accounts.
    • Without question, the DTS is the superior track here as it's fuller, richer, and more expansive.
    • Despite the differences, the films are close enough in tone to force a comparison, and Spider is the superior film.
    • The level of design across the board is superior to what we have here in the US.
    • The nutritive value of timothy, however, was superior to other forages at the more mature stage.
    • It's obviously quite possible that the artschool/art-appreciation approach is vastly superior to any and all alternatives.
    • Determining which is the superior choice for residential applications depends on whom you ask.
    • The writing is often superior to most one-hour dramas. the extremely snappy and witty dialogue can elevate even the most cliché sit-com moments into pomo gems.
    • Then, of course, there are pollsters who maintain that their own consumer surveys are superior.
    • It is vastly superior to the previous two films.
    • The visual quality of Burton's Planet of the Apes was superior to the original… but the movie wasn't half as good.
    • This one was helmed by Rich Rosenthal, who also directed the far superior sequel Halloween II.
    • I've just seen the preview for the extended version of the movie, and so far it looks so superior to the cinematic release that it feels like a different movie.
  • 4

    (in amount, number)
    given their superior numbers, we cannot win dada su superioridad numérica, no podemos ganar
    • In reality, union representation harms many workers, contrary to the assertions of the proponents of the superior bargaining power fallacy.
    • It was just they were driven back by overwhelming superior forces.
    • Colonial conquest was not only the result of the power of superior arms and military organisation, but sustained and strengthened as much by the cultural technologies of rule.
    • After finding himself overwhelmed by superior enemy forces, Shin is shot down.
    • In the crudest terms, the critical factor in the loyalist Protestant supremacy mindset was its superior physical force.
    • No war lord is prone to acknowledge any limits other than those imposed on him by a superior armed force.
    • Now the subjects can be brought to fear not only the ruler's superior force, but also his supernatural powers.
    • You're always alone, fighting off vastly superior forces by the skin of your teeth and by, more than occasionally, stupid blind luck.
    • Their superior bargaining power allowed insurers to negotiate sharp reductions in fees, which were passed on to employers in the form of lower premiums.
    • Seeing an enemy combatant get blasted by superior firepower isn't as cool in real life as it is in a John Wayne flick.
    • Remember that this is a carrier, not a fleet; so don't expect old tactics of overrunning the enemy position with superior numbers to work.
    • One dominant factor is the fact that comparatively superior armed forces aren't enough when it comes to securing democracy, pluralism, and human rights.
    • The defence of a ruined fort in the flyblown town of San Antone, against a superior force of trained Mexican troops, seemed reckless in the extreme.
    • Yet DeGaulle and a small group of partisans went underground and refused to accept the superior power of the German army.
    • The Russians held the city against superior forces, when food and ammunition had virtually given out.
  • 5formal

    (above)
    to be superior to sth estar por encima de algo
  • 6

    (higher, upper)
    superior
    • The upper horns (or superior cornua) meet the back of the hyoid bone, while the inferior cornua are attached to the side of the cricoid, forming a pivotal joint.
  • 7

    Astronomy
    (planet) superior

noun

  • 1

    (in rank, position)
    superior masculine
    she's my superior (ella) es mi superior
  • 2

    (in ability)
    she has few superiors pocos la superan
    • she is his superior as a poet es mejor poeta que él
  • 3

    Religion
    superior masculine
    superiora feminine
    Father Superior Padre Superior masculine
    • Mother Superior Madre Superiora