Synonyms of surpassing


1. excel, stand out, surpass

usage: distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"

2. surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: 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"

3. travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: 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"

4. exceed, transcend, surpass

usage: be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"


1. transcendent, surpassing, superior (vs. inferior)

usage: exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence

2. exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing, extraordinary (vs. ordinary)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of surpassing (Dictionary)