“He is a superior debater,” says Paul Begala, the Democratic strategist from Texas.
It has dragged Pakistan into disastrous confrontations short of war, which ended in abject retreat before India's superior power.
The attitude of the local colleagues at first puzzled us, and then made us snicker in a superior way.
late 14c., "higher in position," from Old French superior, from Latin superiorem (nominative superior) "higher," comparative of superus "situated above, upper," from super "above, over" (see super-). Meaning "higher in rank or dignity" is attested from late 15c.; sense of "of a higher nature or character" is attested from 1530s. Original sense was preserved more strongly in French (cf. les étages supérieur "the upper stories"), and in Lake Superior, a loan-translation of French Lac Supérieur, literally "upper lake" (it has the highest elevation of the five Great Lakes).
superior su·pe·ri·or (su-pēr'ē-ər)
Higher than another in rank, station, or authority.
Situated above or directed upward.
Situated nearer the top of the head.