(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. elevated, lofty, tall; towering, eminent; acute, sharp, shrill; prominent, important, directorial; costly, dear, expensive; overripe, gamy; informal, elated; slang, drunk. See height, drinking, drugs. Ant., low.
(Roget's IV) I modif.
1. [Tall]
Syn. towering, gigantic, big, colossal, tremendous, great, giant, huge, formidable, immense, lank, lanky, long, sky-scraping, steep*, sky-high*; see also large 1 .
Ant. short*, diminutive, undersized.
2. [Elevated]
Syn. lofty, uplifted, upraised, soaring, aerial, high-reaching, flying, hovering, overtopping, beetling, jutting, cloud-swept*; see also above 1 , raised 1 .
Ant. low*, depressed, underground.
3. [Exalted]
Syn. eminent, leading, powerful; see distinguished 2 , important 2 , noble 1 , 2 .
4. [Important]
Syn. essential, chief, crucial; see important 1 , necessary 1 .
5. [Expensive]
Syn. high-priced, costly, precious; see expensive .
6. [To an unusual degree]
Syn. great, extraordinary, special; see unusual 1 , 2 .
7. [Shrill]
Syn. piercing, sharp, penetrating; see loud 1 , shrill .
8. [*Drunk]
Syn. intoxicated, tipsy, inebriated; see drunk .
9. [*Under the influence of drugs]
Syn. drugged, stoned*, hopped-up*, freaked-out*, wasted*, spaced out*, tuned-in*, turned-on*, potted*, on a trip*, tripping*, tripped-out*, hyped-up*, psyched*.
on high,
Syn. high in position, up in space, in heaven; see above 1 .
II modif.
Syn. extravagantly, expansively, without restraint; see widely 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. lofty tall, towering, soaring, steep, sky-high, *cloud-kissing, *cloud-piercing, elevated, skyward, alpine, vertiginous.
2. important powerful, superior, prominent, excellent, exalted, ranking, eminent, chief, leading, uppermost.
3. extreme excessive, great, intensified, dear, expensive, exorbitant, extravagant, costly, *steep.
4. high-pitched soprano, shrill, treble, piercing.
5. happy euphoric, elated, ecstatic, joyful, cheerful, exuberant, rhapsodic.
6. under the influence of drugs or drink *buzzed, under the influence, intoxicated, *stoned, *flying, *hammered, *baked, *blitzed, *coked out, delirious, *fried, *hopped up, *out of it, *tripping, *wired, *spaced out.
ANT.: 1. low, short. 2. low, insignificant, piddling. 3. modest, low, cheap. 4. low, bass. 5. low, depressed, *down in the dumps. 6. sober, lucid, clearheaded
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Extending to a great height: tall. See HIGH. 2. Having a rather great upward projection: long1, tall. See HIGH. 3. Long past: ancient, immemorial. See NEW. 4. Elevated in pitch: high-pitched, piercing, piping, shrieky, shrill, shrilly, treble. Music: acute. See HIGH, SOUNDS. 5. Exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style: elevated, eloquent, exalted, grand, high-flown, lofty. See HIGH, STYLE. 6. Abnormally increased, especially in intensity: elevated, heightened, raised. See INCREASE. 7. Bringing a high price: costly, dear, expensive, high-priced. See TRANSACTIONS, VALUE. 8. Intensely violent in sustained velocity: fierce, furious, heavy, strong. See STRONG. 9. Slang. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor: besotted, crapulent, crapulous, drunk, drunken, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, sodden, tipsy. Informal: cock-eyed, stewed. Slang: blind, bombed, boozed, boozy, crocked, lit (up), loaded, looped, pickled, pixilated, plastered, potted, sloshed, smashed, soused, stinking, stinko, stoned, tight, zonked. Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in (or to) the wind. See DRUGS. 10. Slang. Stupefied, intoxicated, or otherwise influenced by the taking of drugs: drugged. Informal: doped. Slang: hopped-up, lit (up), potted, spaced-out, stoned, turned-on, wiped-out, zonked. See DRUGS. II noun Slang. A strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation: lift, thrill. Informal: wallop. Slang: bang, boot1, kick. See EXCITE.

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