- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. outstanding, excellent, superior, first-rate, standard, authoritative, established, traditional, time-honored, archetypal, prototypical, exemplary, model, ideal, quintessential, definitive, typical, ageless, timeless, enduring, vintage, canonical, immortal, noteworthy, distinguished, paramount, ranking, well-known; see also excellent , famous , perfect 2 .n.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.model, standard, example, masterpiece, paragon, exemplar, chef-d'oeuvre, ideal, paradigm, archetype, magnum opus.IIa.1. excellent first-class, model, exemplary, superior, extraordinary, quintessential, finest, best, vintage, standard, ideal.2. traditional established, conventional, tried-and-true, regular, standard, prototypical.ANT.: 1. inferior, second-rate, poor. 2. radical, *new wave, avant-gardeIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type: archetypal, archetypic, archetypical, classical, model, paradigmatic, prototypal, prototypic, prototypical, quintessential, representative, typic, typical. See SAME, USUAL. 2. Characterized by enduring excellence, appeal, and importance: classical, vintage. See GOOD.
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