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synonyms for prevailing

  • current
  • predominant
  • prevalent
  • rampant
  • universal
  • usual
  • established
  • predominating
  • ruling
  • set
  • steady
  • sweeping
  • all-embracing
  • by the numbers
  • catholic
  • common
  • comprehensive
  • customary
  • ecumenical
  • familiar
  • fashionable
  • in style
  • in vogue
  • influential
  • main
  • operative
  • ordinary
  • popular
  • principal
  • regnant
  • regular
  • rife
  • widespread
  • worldwide
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antonyms for prevailing

MOST RELEVANT
  • limited
  • uncommon
  • unfixed
  • individual
  • minor
  • peculiar
  • private
  • unimportant
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The adjective prevailing refers to that which has superseded others in its presence: prevailing fashion. That which is prevalent exists or is spread widely: a prevalent idea. That which is current is in general circulation or a matter of common knowledge or acceptance: current usage in English. 

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How to use prevailing in a sentence

It is a notable fact that under the wholly unusual circumstances prevailing, the recovery was so prompt and effective.
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The prevailing fault of the modern Swell organ is, perhaps, the inadequacy of the Flute work.
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To the northward of it the coast trends in and forms a bay, but not deep enough to offer shelter from the prevailing winds.
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Eloise asked, her maidenly modesty prevailing over every other feeling.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
The American was dressed after the fashion prevailing in the hills, and had a couple of revolvers dangling at his hips.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
The prevailing rock in all these islands appears to be sandstone.
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The prevailing opinion was that there should be Presidents, and that they should be appointed simultaneously with the new Deputy.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
Some attributed all to the prevailing dissipation, and yet Carrickfergus was hardly a Capua.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
No place near Dublin was free from the prevailing infection, and he withdrew to Waterford to wait upon events.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
They did not believe that absolute truth was attainable by man; and they attacked the prevailing systems with great plausibility.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
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WORDS RELATED TO PREVAILING

  • current
  • exact
  • existent
  • extant
  • live
  • living
  • original
  • prevailing
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