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spiring

[ spahyuh r ]SEE DEFINITION OF spiring
  • as inlofty
  • as intowering
  • as insky-high
  • as incoil

Synonyms for spiring

  • soaring
  • towering
  • aerial
  • airy
  • high-rise
  • lifted
  • raised
  • sky-high
  • skyscraping
  • skyward
  • tall
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Antonyms for spiring

  • below
  • beneath
  • humble
  • low
  • modest
  • unobtrusive
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPIRING

The tendency is to slender, spiring tops, while they are narrower below.

Round and up, and ever up it went, narrowing and spiring to the zenith.

Lovely starry night, the tall, spiring tree-tops relieved in jet black against the sky.

The San Lorenzo fort was now a spiring red flame of fire—a beacon to the ships at sea.

It also chanced that I had stopped in a spot where the spiring trunks rose naked of boughs to a considerable height.

Here and there a monolith of stone stood up out from the main cliff, spiring for a hundred feet or more.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English spir "sprout, shoot, stalk of grass," from Proto-Germanic *spiraz (cf. Old Norse spira "a stalk, slender tree," Middle Low German spir "a small point or top"), from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)). Meaning "tapering top of a tower or steeple" first recorded 1590s (a sense attested in Middle Low German since late 14c. and also found in the Scandinavian cognates). The verb is first recorded early 14c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPIRING

loftier

adjectivehigh, elevated
  • aerial
  • airy
  • high-rise
  • lifted
  • raised
  • sky-high
  • skyscraping
  • skyward
  • soaring
  • spiring
  • tall
  • towering
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