What is another word for the gold standard?

Pronunciation: [ðə ɡˈə͡ʊld stˈandəd] (IPA)

The phrase "the gold standard" refers to the highest level of quality or performance in a particular area. Synonyms for this phrase include "the benchmark," "the epitome," "the pinnacle," and "the exemplar." "The benchmark" implies a standard against which others can be measured. "The epitome" refers to a perfect example of something. "The pinnacle" suggests the highest point or level of achievement. "The exemplar" emphasizes the quality or value of a particular model or example. All of these synonyms convey the idea of something being the best or most exemplary in its category.

What are the hypernyms for The gold standard?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with The gold standard

  • An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
    Alan Greenspan
  • In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.
    Alan Greenspan
  • 'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.
    Naomi Wolf
  • James Buchanan made a great statement on behalf of the right of revolution. Grant restored the gold standard. Harding denounced US imperialism in Haiti. But overall, my favorite president is William Henry Harrison. He keeled over shortly after his inauguration.
    Lew Rockwell
  • Some of the loudest, most proudly ignorant guessing in the world is going on in Washington today. Our leaders are sick of all the solid information that has been dumped on humanity by research and scholarship and investigative reporting. They think that the whole country is sick of it, and they could be right. It isn't the gold standard that they want to put us back on. They want something even more basic. They want to put us back on the snake-oil standard.
    Kurt Vonnegut

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