What is another word for preponderance?

Pronunciation: [pɹɪpˈɒndəɹəns] (IPA)

Preponderance means having more weight or influence than something else. There are several synonyms for the word preponderance including dominance, predominance, superiority, ascendancy, and prevalence. Dominance means having control or power over others. Predominance refers to the state of being more frequent or significant than other things. Superiority means being better or stronger than others. Ascendancy refers to a position of power, authority or influence. Lastly, prevalence means being widespread or common among a group of people. So, these synonyms can be used interchangeably when describing something that has more weight or influence over others.

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What are the opposite words for preponderance?

The word "preponderance" means the state of having greater weight or importance. Antonyms for this word include words like insignificance, triviality, and irrelevance which refer to a lack of importance or weight. Other opposite words such as minority, inferiority, or meagerness refer to a small quantity or amount. Words like inadequacy, deficiency, or insufficiency indicate a lack of sufficient weight. While "preponderance" suggests an imbalance in weight or importance, its antonyms tend to indicate a lack of it. By using these antonyms, we can emphasize the absence of a dominating force or the presence of a weaker one.

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Usage examples for Preponderance

The Empress merely felt that it was time to do something stirring, and, without necessarily waging war, to assert again the pre-eminence in Europe of France, weakened in 1866 by the unexpected outcome of the rivalry between Austria and Prussia for preponderance among the German States.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
C. H. C. Wright
Our muscles, our health, the agility of our limbs, bear the growing pain of its preponderance.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
The building of the temple increased the preponderance of the sacrifice offered in the metropolis.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker

Famous quotes with Preponderance

  • Given the devaluation of literature and of the study of foreign languages per se in the United States, as well as the preponderance of theory over text in graduate literature studies, creative writing programs keep literature courses populated.
    Marilyn Hacker
  • Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television.
    Michael Medved
  • And we will accept the creation of the Iberian Federation of a socialist republic which will give each region the right to construct its life in accordance with its economic possibilities and political preponderance.
    Frederica Montseny
  • We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
    Woodrow Wilson
  • An organization can secure the efforts necessary to its existence, then, either by the objective inducements it provides or by changing states of mind. It seems to me improbable that any organization can exist as a practical matter which does not employ both methods in combination. In some organizations the emphasis is on the offering of objective incentives — this is true of most industrial organizations. In others the preponderance is on the state of mind — this is true of most patriotic and religious organizations.
    Chester Barnard

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