What is another word for meteoric?

Pronunciation: [mˌiːtɪˈɒɹɪk] (IPA)

The term "meteoric" means something that involves incredible speed, success or sudden fame. Some synonyms that can be used in its place include rapid, swift, fast, sudden, immediate, lightning, quick, and accelerated. Other alternatives to the term "meteoric" are sensational, skyrocketing, phenomenal, and stellar. These words are often used to indicate that something has risen in value quickly and unexpectedly. However, when referring to negative situations, "meteoric" may be substituted with words like disastrous, catastrophic, or calamitous. Regardless of the context, the use of synonyms allows writers to be more effective in their written and spoken communication and convey their ideas more vividly.

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What are the opposite words for meteoric?

Meteoric is an adjective that describes something that is brief but highly successful, and it's used to describe anything that rises quickly to prominence. However, there are many antonyms for meteoric, which describe slow development, gradual progress, or a lack of prominence. Some antonyms for meteoric include gradual, slow, unhurried, measured, and prolonged. Other options include steady, consistent, constant, sustained, and persistent. The use of these antonyms can help clarify the exact nature of a development or event, emphasizing that it was not sudden, accidental, or short-lived but was instead the result of careful planning, effort, and dedication.

What are the antonyms for Meteoric?

  • adj.

    brief, sudden

Usage examples for Meteoric

Mozart's Lady stood for an instant on its tail, shuddering as if it were going to come apart and rain meteoric dust over Pluto's surface.
"World Beyond Pluto"
C. H. Thames
In that year a brilliant meteoric shower was expected, but the result fell far short of expectation.
"The Story of the Heavens"
Robert Stawell Ball
Even in the following year the great shoal had not entirely passed, and since then a few stragglers along the route have been encountered at each annual transit of the earth across this meteoric highway.
"The Story of the Heavens"
Robert Stawell Ball

Famous quotes with Meteoric

  • We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation.
    Emily Greene Balch
  • I would hope that as a community we are learning to ask more questions about meteoric financial rises, yet I'm uncertain if anything has really changed (after Rothstein)," said Kendall Coffey, a former U.S. attorney who represented Rothstein's law firm after the Ponzi scheme was uncovered.
    Kendall Coffey
  • Well, welcome to your very own DVD of me, DVB, and ‘Mind Control’. If you weren’t expecting me and thought you were buying Reginald Perrin, then press eject now before you begin vomiting. Otherwise, please, please ensure that you are sitting in an extreme level of comfort, preferably in pre-worn slippers and, I trust, with your extended family around you. If you have seen the film ‘Signs’ and would like to wear the pointy tin foil hats now would be a good time to put them on you can’t be too careful. Well, pphhh, goodness me, er, it’s been a meteoric rise over these last years. The money and sex are exhausting and I have you the viewer to thank. Thanks. We’ve put together some of the pieces from the specials and series in glistening digital format, each pixel hand picked and gently polished and brought to you in wide-sound, surround-screen enjoyment. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I’ll enjoy the royalties from this, which is enormously. If you don’t like it and HMV won’t take it back because you’ve got sticky all over it then the disc makes an excellent beer coaster or wheels for a space truck or can be immense fun just putting it on your finger and [waggling it], like that. But I hope you do like it. When I first started developing these techniques I had no idea that they were going to prove at all popular and for all my nancing about and staring I’m actually really excited to have a DVD out and can’t wait to go and find it in Discount Books & Puzzles next to the Dizzie Gillespie CD box sets and disappointing erotica. I hope you like it and if you do, please go and buy another one.
    Derren Brown
  • What concerns me fundamentaly is a meteoric burlesk melodrama, born of the immemorial adage love will find a way.
    E. E. Cummings

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