Synonym of prevailing

Alternative for prevailing

Synonym: predominant, prevalent, rife,

prevails, prevailed, prevailing

Synonym: die hard, dominate, endure, hold, obtain, persist, predominate, reign, rule, run, triumph,

Adjective

Used or accepted broadly
current prevalent usual common customary general popular established set widespread existing ordinary fashionable commonest mainstream rife accepted acknowledged conventional going predominating recognised recognized ruling standard stock dominant influential main operative preponderating principal all-embracing catholic comprehensive ecumenical familiar fundamental in circulation in style normal predominant preponderant rampant regnant regular steady sweeping universal worldwide in fashion in vogue by the numbers typical traditional accustomed orthodox routine habitual everyday commonplace wonted average ubiquitous expected received public settled fixed run-of-the-mill overall natural pervasive frequent majority confirmed prosaic quotidian shared regulation household workaday unexceptional unremarkable garden-variety daily widely held standard-issue endemic extensive approved sanctioned canonical classical vanilla predictable cut-and-dried staple cut-and-dry characteristic time-honoured well established day-to-day typic well-known well worn formal broad authorized prescriptive admitted plain time-honored classic understood chronic authorised basic true long-established middle-of-the-road across the board bog-standard in force common or garden garden variety official about present conformist generic pervading collective well-established wide hackneyed acceptable stereotyped humdrum constant representative unoriginal derivative global favorite favourite epidemic proverbial formulaic vulgar matter-of-course in the air stipulated traditionalist numerous mundane archetypal archetypical profuse agreed upon lamestream favoured central core latest extant modern contemporary primary agreed stereotypical uneventful ongoing valid circulating ritual around comfortable acquired honored mediocre undistinguished garden discreet indifferent inconspicuous endorsed tralatitious reigning net derived superior favored great repeated afoot in use honoured touted prescribed wont sop boilerplate in existence happening going on abroad orderly methodical standardised standardized mass in established usage mutual preferred unopposed passed legit okayed recurring one-size-fits-all dyed-in-the-wool bruited about making the rounds doing the rounds talked of in general use going around same old inveterate national joint blanket communal overarching outright persistent recurrent embraced united like par for the course standard operating procedure in the groove playing it safe according to Hoyle in a rut on everyone's lips known entrenched nationwide societal wholesale total tried and true tried and tested arrived at perpetual overused trite banal believed renowned congruous adopted intermutual commutual recognizable identified documented perceived declared overworked platitudinous tired reiterated incessant continual allowed realized remembered pandemic corny hacky broad-brush all-round broad-spectrum all-around across-the-board proven historic stable professed realised recognisable dull ingrained deep-rooted widely used proper abundant plentiful everywhere omnipresent ready-made old old-fashioned traditionalistic old-style sound officially recognized monotonous rooted readily available worn out old hat widely available worn-out insidious raging permeating inescapable penetrating immanent secure unshakable vested permanent widely recognized commonly accepted generally accepted ceremonial correct ceremonious permeative permeant present everywhere suffusive legitimate right authoritative square doctrinal many thronged multitudinous straight kosher rightful unheretical bien pensant straight arrow in line according to the book simple plastic grind so-so white-bread pedestrian boring characterless a dime a dozen uninteresting plain vanilla unmemorable uninspired unexciting colourless nothing to write home about colorless enduring nondescript fair middling no great shakes uninspiring ornery lasting perennial long-lived OK lackluster lacklustre dreary tedious stale bland modest unnoteworthy continuing second-rate tame inbred long-standing age-old tolerable passable not up to much homespun deep-seated drab medium unimaginative ineradicable unmitigated abiding inborn incurable ritualistic idiosyncratic nothing special repetitious obstinate stubborn lifelong unpretentious unvaried ancient repetitive forgettable unabating domestic lowly terrestrial folk jejune ancestral ceaseless periodic inferior mean appropriate run-of-the-mine run-of-mine half-pie persisting tenacious continuous ever-present unyielding dime-a-dozen bog standard certain distinctive insipid wearisome not much cop vintage obligatory protracted unimpressive quintessential tiresome model adequate compulsory ho-hum insignificant unvarying blah mandatory clichéd obvious moderate prototypical decent native homely humble slow signature nitty-gritty nowhere long-lasting ideal banausic determined fair-to-middling heavy second-class intermediate okay ten a penny fairish not so hot scheduled periodical straightforward definite nothing to get excited about defined family symptomatic mechanical taken for granted required old-world old-time consistent unquestioned distinguishing perfect traditionary absolute chosen iterated cyclic reiterative median consummate necessary exemplary inherent paradigmatic in character textbook definitive nothing undoubted automatic prolonged seasoned essential serious practical casual informal habituated undisputed immemorial plebeian prosy ponderous stodgy suburban emblematic de rigueur only to be expected stuffy numbing innate well known inconsequential arid leaden jading flat amateurish amateur satisfactory lingering dragging prototypal dusty monochromatic stupid dry mind-numbing run of the mill two a penny bush-league not bad true to form O.K. fair to middling sustained true to type middle of the road all right explicit precise fitting respected diagnostic venerable seasonal express exact long-drawn-out OB diurnal gut default unspectacular what one would expect familial in-between usual thing long-winded dead ho hum big yawn given used time-worn overdone well-worn staid annoying irritating decided acquainted next presentational trivial domiciliary famous notorious legendary famed uncontested statutory legal lawful canonic samey unsophisticated arranged specified immortal ageless unadventurous timeworn cornball dime-store local vexatious boresome predetermined remaining serviceable played out starch homey home lacking variety lacking variation timeless appointed no-frills anonymous workday good unimportant prearranged superabundant inevitable familiar tune boiler plate severe whitebread jake drawn-out spun-out haunting axiomatic self-evident useless of choice in the habit of highbrow irrelevant paltry inconsiderable ultimate unmistakable symbolic hard-core deep bred-in-the-bone deep-set intrenched unavoidable unforgettable memorable undying deathless unending acute dangerous anaemic pointless immaterial piddling worthless random cyclical continued individual planned common variety matter-of-fact practised long-term addicting disciplined perfunctory practiced systematic iterative supreme foreseeable indicative anticipated foreseen reliable whatever meaningless reputed infamous symphonic concert heavyweight not very good empty gray grey congenital irredeemable anemic recommended assigned cheap and commonplace likely unsurprising assured reoccurring dire alarming extreme grave peculiar individualistic cliched out-and-out complete utter businesslike wearying drudging tiring weary at his best at its best at her best sworn radicated adamant non-specific indurated in keeping of little importance of no consequence of no importance of little consequence not worth mentioning of no great concern of no account rolling repeating successive blending into the background unpreventable ineluctable special respective particular personal own distinct never-ending thoroughgoing royal real arrant positive thorough to be expected bromidic toneless lifeless treadmill dim monotone plodding considerable prime imitable copybook oft repeated … all over on the cards midway middle lusterless actual practicable yawn clean pabulum diddly zero irksome prose full specific generous tidy significant appreciable marked noticeable goodly sizable worthwhile substantial sizeable biggish medial mid dinki-di halfway intermediary certified respectable reasonable unmistaken neutral midsized midmost midsize mediate supported identifying robot-like affirmed ratified par unlimited celestial all all-over unrestricted stellar cosmic multinational planetary cosmopolitan diffuse all-inclusive empyrean worldly whole astronomical backed validated unnoticeable matter-of- fact permitted legalized OK'd medium-sized middle-sized legalised discriminating identifiable made official vouched for ample sufficient goodish intensive done no big deal up to standard good enough pretty good comme il faut socially obligatory a must conforming to accepted standards called for au fait most frequent most usual most common most typical

Adjective

Having power and influence over others
dominant commanding authoritative supreme powerful predominant superior predominate prevalent supereminent imposing premier prepollent prime dominating domineering prepotent unassailable assertive prominent regnant strong ascendant governing leading presiding authoritarian autocratic reigning transcendent dictatorial emphatic imperious insistent compelling magisterial remarkable controlling ruling principal chief paramount foremost main central greatest overriding pre-eminent highest key cardinal preeminent primary major uppermost arch overbearing first preponderant sovereign capital master grand number one primal overmastering numero uno pivotal number-one essential sovran prior ultimate head focal vital big top outstanding crucial great lead utmost best important core biggest unparalleled largest unrivalled surpassing unequaled consummate popular current unrivaled topmost unequalled unsurpassed widespread influential greater fundamental larger salient peerless matchless incomparable inimitable maximum unsurpassable nonpareil effective of greatest importance perfect unmatched overruling absolute intervening predominating critical superseding common significant rampant rife top-priority in control staple majority high overpowering basic star stellar final peak in the ascendancy unbeatable unexcelled unexampled lion's share of prime importance record most potent top-tier better superlative directing especial furthermost towering second to none without equal beyond compare top-drawer extensive general ascendent special strongest successful necessary particular determining received overall public vulgar intrinsic elemental arch- bulkiest of supreme importance first and foremost of greatest significance big-time No. 1 urgent must-have initiative major league telling weighty momentous consequential champion apex optimal premium finest second-to-none optimum unprecedented complete utopian max exemplary select undefeated unbeaten unique rare hugest upmost uttermost maximal best possible without an equal in a class of its own all-time best culminating exquisite hors concours exceptional stand alone without peer beyond comparison definitive decisive industry leading top of the line top of the range top-class untouchable total record-breaking first class first-class unconditional a cut above the rest prize-winning number 1 topflight top-of-the-range top drawer par excellence sans pareil notable omnipotent official mighty efficacious almighty supervisory arbitrary all-powerful highest ranking mother of all pertinent topical holding the reins burning pressing relevant running active earnest controversial circulating contemporary alive debatable unsettled live of current interest rudimentary alpha underlying elementary chad pushy tyrannical bossy despotic peremptory forceful high-handed masterful tyrannous tyrannic autocratical arrogant vigorous oppressive autarchic iron-handed strict subjugating officious draconian robust severe harsh high and mighty in charge oustanding headmost eminent crowning undemocratic managing guiding noteworthy dominative cocky anti-democratic throwing one's weight about coercive upper haughty bullish dynamic overweening lordly iron-fisted enterprising energetic driving hegemonic insolent strong-willed imperial pushful egotistic imperative puissant strapping hardy go-getting aggressive crack the whip in driver's seat on your high horse go-ahead heavy-duty doughty stalwart sturdy heavy stout self-willed lusty manful prestigious indomitable high-octane fast-track wieldy steamroller boss strong as ox strengthy powerhouse pushing driven ambitious go-go effectual efficient forcible highly capable full of get-up-and-go in the saddle high-powered more powerful more important most important most prominent most powerful most influential most excellent most outstanding most noticeable most obvious most significant

Adjective

Lasting for a very long time, especially for the duration of one's life
lifelong enduring lasting continuing abiding eternal constant permanent immutable durable persisting persistent fixed perennial remaining steadfast firm fast established stable secure steady old lifetime inveterate livelong lifetime's long-lasting deep-rooted long-lived long-standing long-term long-running all-time for life for all your life surviving immortal ongoing long-established everlasting perpetual unending unchanging undying imperishable timeless ageless dateless time-honoured traditional strong reliable resilient unwavering tenacious indissoluble unfaltering changeless standing perdurable immovable time-hallowed living sempiternal unshakable well established ancient staunch time-honored age-old ceaseless continual continuous endless incessant never-ending uninterrupted unceasing unremitting unbroken interminable unfading relentless unvarying unabating invariable ineradicable sustained chronic deathless indestructible undeviating unfailing regular consistent ingrained unrelenting deep-seated habitual non-stop infinite settled recurrent nonstop continued uniform unchangeable unrelieved rooted recurring even round-the-clock lingering obstinate amaranthine indelible prolonged without end confirmed indefinite stubborn inextinguishable unyielding incurable inborn inbred dependable boundless running never-changing static forever unalterable unfluctuating routine ever-present usual unmitigated entrenched protracted inflexible unchanged rigid persevering set long-drawn-out unshakeable irremovable rhythmic dyed-in-the-wool invariant predictable always-on same unquenchable resistant irrepressible immemorial illimitable always uncontrollable classic irreversible unbending stationary never dying intractable unabated sustaining advancing pursuing maintaining progressing longstanding dogged unflagging frequent fundamental profound deep basic repeated monotonous far great long-drawn unswerving never-ceasing faithful built-in hard-core intrenched bred-in-the-bone inbuilt radical absolute stabile monolithic carrying on incorrigible true equable inherent subconscious innate unlimited steady-going without interruption undiminished unsuppressible never-dying annual returning yearlong yearly seasonal undestroyed unended unwaning irreparable termless tireless untiring indefatigable well-established sacrosanct limitless death-defying ever living flowing endemic perduring slow dragging incommutable inalterable hard-and-fast unvaried incorruptible phoenixlike undeadly hidebound fossilized staying repetitive consecutive unmodifiable interminate unwearying for keeps set in concrete set in stone adherent unintermitted that will never die that will live forever extended long marathon lengthy forever and a day round the clock periodical periodic without ceasing fluent resolute spun-out drawn-out haunting nonrandom all-year-round fossilised in for the long haul homogeneous around-the-clock oft-repeated fixed as the laws of the Medes and Persians orderly on an even keel fluid frictionless longevous ineffaceable sure unstoppable serious infallible obsessive expected true to type longish overlong multiyear multiday smooth compulsive severe inexhaustible obsessional certain never-failing unconstrained old as Methuselah full of years inextirpable driven acute dangerous anti-aging irresistible unmanageable unrestrainable uncontainable insuppressible unrestrained fail-safe loyal surefire can't-miss unerring alarming extreme dire grave impulsive bottomless inexorable wild tried and true solid diligent tried and tested straight assiduous tried-and-true delivering there come-through trustworthy counted on rock solid prevalent out of control besetting longtime deep down lodged in one's brain deeply felt

Adjective

Characteristic of, influenced by, or representing a current popular style
fashionable trendy popular smart stylish cool happening in voguish chic hip modern modish in fashion trendsetting in vogue current latest sharp with it classy elegant glamorous high-class high-toned hot now usual all the rage big customary fly genteel massive mod the new up-to-date up-to-the-minute de rigueur designer exclusive fresh groovy kicking kicky sassy snappy snazzy spiffy supercool swell swinging swish tony up to date bang up to date culty funky in thing schmick up to the minute au courant chichi contemporary dashing du jour favoured favored in-thing natty new newfangled rakish styleworthy swank swanky upscale well-liked a la mode on fleek a go-go in style last word latest thing all the go faddy posh trig well-heeled expensive dressy dapper sexy smartest nice finest newest formal Sunday youthful party young nicest def hep large downtown popularized favorite pop with-it red-hot vogue turned-on faddish crowd-pleasing cutting-edge favourite popularised good à la mode sophisticated ritzy luxurious nifty fancy grand debonair attractive beautiful upmarket plush ultra-modern fine tasteful new-fashioned spruce graceful flash modernistic sumptuous avant-garde state-of-the-art handsome opulent ultramodern deluxe trim swagger present-day space-age new age lovely refined select polished flashy dressed to kill advanced showy ostentatious ornate charming neat well-dressed plushy exquisite recent courtly progressive lavish suave comely innovative well dressed majestic high-tech slick rich stately jaunty urbane appealing novel cosmopolitan le dernier cri as if one had just stepped out of a bandbox superior neoteric innovatory latter-day well turned out cutting edge well-groomed cultivated fetching brand-new stunning well turned-out sleek uptown cultured flattering artistic dignified glitzy pretentious distinguished leading-edge leading edge updated gorgeous smooth hi-tech offbeat modern-day nouvelle presentable pioneering splashy futuristic pretty jazzy fashionably dressed seemly upper-class unconventional cute dressed up topical well-off discerning dressed to the nines drop-dead gorgeous five-star respectable dress high-fashion understated agreeable stylin' flamboyant forward-looking down elaborate decorous gnarly pleasant chi-chi modernized modernised plugged-in dandified dap contemporaneous present leading clean sporty alluring dainty aesthetic dicty fancy-pants newly discovered groundbreaking recently developed never-before-seen ground-breaking delicate gay affected gracious impressive extant bewitching fascinating noble unique seductive well-bred besuited esthetic revolutionary immediate foppish captivating beguiling smartly dressed la-di-da personable clever irresistible magnetic tantalizing dazzling engaging foxy trailblazing dandy well-turned-out ingenious ongoing twenty-first-century present-time prim striking tantalising splendid desirable radical spruced up good-looking fanciable sightly fit beauteous ravishing taking fair nice-looking dressed to the teeth pulchritudinous well-favored well-formed dolled up clean-cut far-out earthy fab swankish peacocky par excellence high high-society undercool wicked flippant poised gimmicky last-word fashion-conscious comfortable on trend quality swaggy couturial high-quality swishy crisp exciting well groomed excellent distinctive first-class desired sought-after prevalent shiny streamlined coffee-table hottest jet-setting in demand in favour bling big thing groomed high fashion full-dress spiff steezy arty with good taste quite recent timely class aerodynamic flowing with style craze fad leafy in good taste awake perceptive familiar observant alive conscious savvy knowledgeable versed knowing informed apprehensive aware pizazzy pizzazzy haute dernier cri in favor latest fashion latest wrinkle latest fad new look high-status colorful bright loud hot off press just out surrealistic glossy well produced bang up-to-date switched on hep to on to plugged in turned on tuned in up on in on wise to hip to spivvy spiffing colourful enhancing in the mainstream in with it well put together avant forefront complex 21st-century landmark forward future breakthrough looking sharp breezy raffish salubrious high-style in the know snobby famous elite on the cutting edge in the latest style in high feather crucial becoming spick and span well-presented well-tailored soigné spiffed-up saucy confident go-ahead well-chosen highly developed SOTA executive casual overdressed dandyish devil-may-care vain preening existing latter high class in full dress in one's best bib and tucker gussied up resplendent angelic dollish beddable smashing enticing divine symmetrical telegenic statuesque ideal adorable showstopping tempting willowy wonderful aesthetically pleasing voluptuous aesthetically appealing easy on the eye sensual eye-catching shapely prepossessing curvaceous superb winsome sublime physically attractive camera-friendly delightful fine-looking glamourous photogenic pleasing radiant prettyish sheen instant creative original polite luxury classic posturing knockout dishy sprauncy plummy larney nowadays coeval prompt being commenced already today started begun existent innovational inspired unprecedented imaginative inventive strange unheard-of far out modernist different unaccustomed way out unfamiliar unexplored visionary out-of-the-box unhackneyed experimental unknown unexampled pathbreaking nontraditional courteous up-market entrancing top-drawer likely hunky choice proper mannerly prinking self-obsessed for the time being in duration going on ad hoc at this moment just now even now in process under consideration charismatic enchanting rare ornamented virile lovesome spunky correct overdone august recherche aristocratic stylized strong bonnie robust drop-dead tasty well-proportioned bonny athletic good looking civil gentlemanly coxcombical well-designed intriguing ladylike civilized luring elfin glam couth accomplished decent befitting siren righteous prestigious well mannered distingué well bred punctilious well-mannered pompous confined intolerant patronizing well-behaved discreet chivalrous patronising artificial civilised hollow prudish snooty priggish snobbish straitlaced precious prissy condescending stuffy looking like a million most recent

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Having influence or power
important influential eminent powerful prominent extraordinary great outstanding worthy celebrated commanding controlling dominant eventful formidable head highest highly regarded notorious predominant pre-eminent premier prestigious prime prized renowned respected supreme top-level valued well-connected all-important alpha aristocratic authoritative big chief cogent deciding dignified distinctive distinguished elevated eloquent esteemed exalted fabled famed famous first-class foremost four-star glorious grand high-level high-powered high profile high-ranking high-up historical honorable honoured honored honourable illustrious imposing incomparable integral leading magnific magnificent majestic marvellous marvelous memorable mighty noble notable noted of influence of note oratorical phenomenal potent preeminent puissant recognised recognized reputable rich royal seminal senior signal successful superior top-ranking towering trusted upper upper-class VIP well-known good iconic resonant major august primary capital main principal lofty stately noteworthy magnanimous paramount sublime regal superlative number one revered heroic triumphal legendary idealistic learned major league overbearing arch- admired unparalleled top unequaled unequalled gifted matchless arch first high-minded well known redoubtable prior of the first rank first rate acclaimed unsurpassed primal peerless big league greatest highly rated unexcelled venerable respectable well thought of reputed estimable big-time name well-thought-of of good repute acknowledged significant conspicuous of high standing key of repute major-league central big-league pivotal venerated star lionized lionised feted of distinction well-regarded much touted upright decent essential core brilliant honest reliable trustworthy remarkable lauded superstar well received redoubted of good standing heavyweight top-drawer much-publicized big-shot well respected with a good reputation big name consequential impressive fundamental splendid considerable monumental cardinal excellent serious appreciated focal exceptional luminous bright far-reaching astral resplendent popular genteel recognizable celeb storied top-notch dependable virtuous established highly esteemed in the public eye much vaunted recognisable highly thought of sound high-profile widely known creditable in the limelight big time above board high-flying material prodigious public critical crucial decorated celebrity heavy vital vaunted high-status requisite intrinsic applauded meritorious of mark marked praised infamous laureate visible famous name beloved singular of great consequence necessary needed indispensable big-name especial special striking unforgettable shining world-class nonpareil arresting salient worthy of mention worthy of note stand-out heavy-duty earnest high-priority having made a name for oneself up there master dynamic instrumental energetic lead talked of patrician refined premium skookum apex transcendent elite sovereign posh biggest largest legitimate highbred gentle widely praised well born highborn huge upmarket upper-crust sovran silk-stocking large number-one high-born overriding blue-blooded numero uno overmastering grave wellborn principled conscientious irreproachable sincere righteous faithful favored just straightforward fair constant legit truthful in high favor favoured salt of the earth of good report tried and trusted high-principled copper-bottomed anti-corruption kingly familiar imperial hallowed proper accomplished superb proud solemn lordly decorous admirable awe-inspiring heroical portly epic massive grandiose gallant baronial staid Homeric extolled pompous highfalutin' clean-living polite seemly correct befitting nice presentable neat smart spruce accepted tidy well bred comme il faut moderate appropriate becoming comely conforming mediocre de rigueur suitable modest ordinary done

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Modern or contemporary, especially when mirroring some person or thing of the past
latter-day current modern contemporary present-day recent up-to-the-minute avant-garde coincident concomitant concurrent contempo cutting-edge fresh late latest leading-edge modern-day modernistic modernised modernized modish neoteric newfangled new-fashioned novel now present present-time prevalent state-of-the-art stylish today up-to-date with-it last word de nos jours twenty- first century new up to the minute hot fashionable up to date mod red-hot ultramodern space-age designer topical new age twenty-first-century trendsetting voguish trendy immediate advanced progressive high-tech hi-tech au courant nouvelle updated newest in fashion in vogue cool extant latter forward-looking ongoing with it hip contemporaneous happening cutting edge leading edge leading innovative brand-new groundbreaking a la mode newly discovered just out innovatory pioneering ground-breaking recently developed never-before-seen hot off press bang up to date à la mode ultra-modern today's complex revolutionary sophisticated 21st-century forward future landmark breakthrough radical hot off the fire hot off the press of late the latest young newborn in in style all the rage chic smart flash swinging snazzy natty nifty go-ahead kicking kicky tony fly spiffy sassy stylin' plugged-in popular faddish in-thing existing instant nowadays being coeval started begun commenced already existent prompt in duration going on in process under consideration just now ad hoc even now at this moment for the time being futuristic sharp unconventional snappy trailblazing swish swank ingenious faddy big original dashing inventive groovy unorthodox exclusive chichi supercool favored swell funky innovational favoured classy swanky creative elegant usual unusual latest thing unfamiliar upscale rakish on fleek du jour enlightened in thing liberal experimental imaginative forward-thinking genteel disruptive unprecedented off-centre well-liked trig popularized a go-go highly developed left-field avant popularised developed customary posh schmick culty open-minded all the go dapper enterprising different unique de rigueur dressy evolved offbeat dynamic uncommon def hep vogue turned-on favorite originative glamorous improved out of the ordinary massive high-toned crowd-pleasing favourite high-class visionary elaborate automated attractive debonair up-and-coming singular untried tasteful unknown freethinking ambitious strange downtown go-getting le dernier cri higher spirited swagger bold far ahead well along far along well ahead nontraditional nonconformist large pop brand new out-of-the-box established progressivist sexy refined styleworthy vital ritzy technologically advanced cosmopolitan bohemian fancy ahead of its time alternative extreme gnarly rare trim relevant intricate high-end high-fashion understated flattering untested surprising exotic atypical highly-developed unaccustomed ahead of the times timely down clever inspired unheard-of seminal dap Promethean just released breaking new ground well turned-out ultra modern well-heeled expensive supermodern gimmicky lively perfected party finest Sunday youthful smartest nice formal nicest high liberated appealing impressive undercool wicked active hippest surrealistic avant garde the new quite recent bleeding edge desired sought-after unwonted exciting resourceful mature last-word vivacious in demand in favour artful good crisp spruce broad-minded antitraditional anticonventional nonconventional nonorthodox large-minded way-out entrepreneurial big thing transformational later out of the common eccentric just issued forefront hottest well groomed well dressed variational vigorous driven energetic enthusiastic well turned out smartly dressed craze fad chi-chi far-out awake perceptive familiar observant alive conscious savvy knowledgeable versed knowing informed apprehensive aware this season's new-fangled deviceful well put together well-dressed well-groomed clean up abreast antiestablishment innovating spearheading mould-breaking high-level daring audacious adventurous intrepid rising high-powered courageous high-style underground head lead beat vanguard special inspiring refreshing twenty-first century dernier cri in favor latest fashion latest wrinkle latest fad new look switched on hep to on to plugged in turned on tuned in up on in on wise to hip to bang up-to-date fine flashy polished distinctive artistic peculiar odd bling self-regulating robotic automatic in with it occurring recently fancy-pants the newest in the know mistakenly trendy new wave reforming urbane sleek ostentatious pretentious uptown beautiful jazzy steezy slick showy appearing recently powerful artificially intelligent germinal well-thought-out well-designed well-planned strategic multifaceted formative involved well-built on the cutting edge in the latest style balanced holistic planetary astrological supernaturalist spiritual mystic occult as if one had just stepped out of a bandbox gumptious recognized set common SOTA foremost far cry newsworthy afresh computerized intelligent prime ahead supreme recently discovered newfound ordinary widespread ubiquitous rampant pervasive accepted general digital dressed to the teeth in the mainstream dressed to kill nonconservative complicated pre-eminent foreseeing pushing farseeing proactive positive forethoughtful farsighted forehanded prescient provident foresighted just completed immediately prior just done immediately prior to just finished weird technological excellent paramount precocious exceptional principal reformist capable of learning pressing important universal individualistic outlandish idiosyncratic freakish bizarre individual right-on multimedia buzzworthy crystal healing way out quirky esoteric Age of Aquarius reigning recognised leftist left-wing libertarian subjective interesting nominal in the news thematic fundamental rad wacky deep hippie oddball wild PC free-thinking latitudinarian humanistic drastic unhackneyed in force computerised far out off the wall out of this world game-changing world-shattering politically correct more recent most recent

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Showing resolute determination and strength of character
firm determined resolute resolved steadfast strict inflexible unwavering unyielding adamant unflinching unswerving obdurate unbending fixed settled stalwart unfaltering decided assertive definite emphatic immovable insistent set true unshakeable whole-hearted constant hard intransigent obstinate staunch stubborn bound certain committed decisive determinate dominant hard-line implacable in earnest intent purposeful relentless stable unalterable unmalleable unrelenting domineering hardened inexpugnable persevering persistent seasoned sure tenacious undeviating unqualified unshakable unshaken bent consistent explicit going positive single-minded hard-and-fast strong-willed do-or-die bent on never-failing bent upon through-and-through dyed-in-the-wool hell-bent on hell-bent upon hang tough dead set on stand pat uncompromising dogged steady rigid strong dedicated tough inexorable pertinacious forceful solid willful devoted indefatigable loyal headstrong mulish indomitable faithful strong-minded vigorous hardheaded stiff-necked earnest bullheaded pigheaded unflagging unhesitating intractable unchanging hard-nosed established adamantine absolute genuine indurate wilful spirited stiff opinionated self-willed fast reliable perverse steely ardent stringent rigorous bold severe authoritative unequivocal confirmed immutable harsh entrenched untiring conclusive devout undaunted stout dependable enduring clear zealous final trustworthy ossified stern assured pat true-blue wholehearted confident driven inconvincible deep-rooted iron unvarying unchangeable trusty cast-iron rock-ribbed inveterate iron-willed self-opinionated rooted abiding serious undeniable invariable ingrained unquestionable secure imperious indubitable gritty refractory indisputable exacting unmistakable unambiguous incontrovertible sound irrefutable tireless valiant categorical sincere good unfailing set in stone frozen hard and fast fanatical courageous brave permanent unassailable deep-seated grim pious plucky hard-core gutsy draconian dutiful unbendable enthusiastic pushy mettlesome incontestable deep brassbound hardline dead set fierce recalcitrant focused stout-hearted allegiant diehard aggressive flat stanch passionate lionhearted demanding doughty authoritarian overbearing safe changeless ineradicable commanding deep-dyed sturdy perseverant tight compelling tried and true tried and tested peremptory keen unflappable powerful fervent bossy focussed intense honest assiduous unpersuadable die-hard vehement bloody-minded uncompliant incompliant real down-the-line spunky convincing out guaranteed ironclad definitive strenuous infallible contumacious deliberate feisty ruthless bull-headed unadaptable manful unreasonable sworn evident undoubted autocratic dictatorial demonstrable card-carrying diligent upright self-confident full of determination inarguable verifiable fearless tried-and-true ambitious unsparing fervid concrete dogmatic in the bag valid cussed locked in uniform importunate set in one's ways convinced unfluctuating conscientious tried unerring iron-fisted cantankerous irremovable intrepid out-and-out bred-in-the-bone balky indelible purposive attached imperative energetic known self-assured extreme heavy-handed unmovable uncooperative unremitting supreme unquestioning clear-cut oppressive responsible true blue confirmable radical austere establishable lordly bulldog unswayable obsessed self-assertive obsessive patient true-hearted long-established even bullish cruel magisterial hell-bent masterful eager patriotic straight plain audacious long-standing hard-working tyrannical patent unmanageable forward meaning business binding robust set on doubtless impregnable unmoved ascertained profound beyond doubt remorseless beyond question trusted militant provable honorable honourable through and through obvious self-possessed motivated lasting unvacillating stubborn as a mule drastic well-established callous mad keen irreversible heroic merciless complete intrenched chronic effective hearty thorough inalterable unpermissive stony invariant thoroughgoing industrious defiant rough sure thing high-handed active having down pat high-spirited lusty stationary unanswerable unchallengeable unarguable despotic watertight sedulous imposing collected regular dynamic hanging tough incurable composed proven liege direct well established satisfied scrupulous ornery predestined destined manifest undisputable persuaded sharp brick-wall daring intent on truthful hard as nails static unappeasable unconditional bound and determined impassioned pig-headed influential determined to unswervable concentrated unsympathetic bolshie avid enterprising persuasive eternal insistent on dauntless four-square salted away on ice fixated continuing hard-hitting invulnerable well-founded irrevocable supportive telling incorrigible heartfelt locked incommutable contrary habitual unaccommodating compulsive unafraid unrepentant irrefragable urgent trustable unmoving adherent pushful studious impressive savage accomplished unapologetic unashamed calculable level inured difficult dire rugged unbreakable indestructible pledged ultimate overweening ramrod trenchant persisting sustained durable precise firmly established go-getting forcible beyond dispute tyrannous autocratical tyrannic undismayed impervious standing one's ground cross-grained undisputed arrogant high-principled not in doubt red-hot hell bent on doctrinaire implanted dug in rebellious invincible nailed-on unfading incorruptible absorbed engrossed insubordinate orthodox poised dour keen as mustard confining unconquerable behind one set in concrete picky pure deaf to reason excessive untoward committed to the idea of hopeful gallant valorous potent outright immotile heavy perpetual redoubtable gung ho unshrinking basic fundamental in-your-face unaffected violent concentrating can-do preoccupied inbred mule anchored agreed brutal foolproof restive implicit ferocious self-asserting unruffled occupied disciplinary resilient immersed free from doubt perfect utter arranged independent immobile express airtight downright continuous resounding inbuilt built-in unsurpassable calm dominating fiery cool unfazed hitched riveted unsentimental burning froward nonnegotiable specified consummate proved desperate hooked still impassive solemn cold inevitable flinty undying possessed subconscious lingering inherent innate long-lasting hidebound embedded exigent cogent pressing lifelong nailed revering accustomed habituated staid cocksure arbitrary unchanged longtime accepted fortified full-bore self-reliant venerating greathearted gutty stouthearted undauntable heroical no-nonsense rocky coercive stony-hearted unmodifiable unforgiving monomaniacal decent imperial mean not giving an inch undefeatable predictable arrant right-down cynical irrepressible righteous incisive hard-shell hard-boiled palpable unimpeachable true to life exact hardhearted standing pat made fast hardy possessive accurate instilled hard-hearted unquestioned recognized wrapped up effectual plausible efficacious weighty lucid intelligent actual undeterred clamorous infixed hard-bitten finished pitiless sure of oneself two-fisted distinct game transparent monotonous dinkum factual deeply felt pertinent officious equable tough nut to crack impeccable formidable single-minded about firm about stabile not in question deep-down full-fledged recognised by the book well-set obedient well-defined not backward in coming forward deep-set resolved to veracious hard to please sticking to one's guns deeply ingrained fail-safe confiding obsessive about loving circumspect as sure as eggs is eggs on the level inflexible about on one's mettle out and out sure-fire fixated on fanatical about carved in stone solid as a rock beyond a shadow of a doubt affectionate string along with clinging self-disciplined mature ended not joking predisposed tending inclined leaning disposed hardboiled buckled down firmly-based sine qua non like granite pegged for a fact unforgettable ineffaceable competitive unblinking immoveable forbidding illiberal uninfluenced mullish uptight unaltered unintimidated noncompliant brassy awkward resistant puritanical formal gut instinctive intrinsic non-compliant rocklike regimented stiffened unbeatable hopeless blinkered endemic moored fastened risk-free stuffy renitent undoubting disciplined controlled unbudgeable planned stated prearranged straightforward self-evident clinching masterly jelled high-stake winner-take-all zero-sum win-or-lose immalleable irradicable inannihilable worn low-risk unbothered untouched unvaried uninterrupted unmodified high-powered bosom never-tiring iron-jawed unabashed undebatable punishing punitive Draconian hellbent credible engaged enthralled steamroller nervy powerhouse riskless in place in position unimpressionable resolute about driven in stroppy boon grave specific self-conceited defined quantified spartan narrow-minded bidding ordering biased cohesive unimpressible beyond hope systematic meticulous painstaking heady opinionative quiescent sagacious predetermined preset attentive impatient sticky imperturbable nerveless rank affirmative impertinent bullhead uncompassionate unemotional preconceived coherent apodictic on one's side contrarious limited perdurable manly engagé telelogical calculated surefire assaultive high-pressure punitory unsinkable ironhanded onerous congenital undiscouraged rock-hard unflexible crisp unforgetful tried and trusted dashing inspired hungry consumed compelled unquenchable bitter furious granite unstoppable untameable insurmountable bulletproof insuperable lion-hearted cold fish proof against persuasion carnivorous fundamentalist open and shut mandatory dictated written compulsory brusque grounded tough nut last deciding perceptive take charge religious adoring goody-goody worshipping worshiping heart-and-soul pietistic thirsty desirous striving going all the way reputable respectable dyed-in-the wool mean business unwearied incessant Herculean inerrant questionless failsafe uncharitable set in your ways believing in oneself going for broke all out flat-out impassable controlling closely controlled strictly controlled rigidly enforced satisfying great material crystalline abrupt summary brisk traditional conservative reverent serious-minded meaning what one says in for long haul like bad penny in good faith iron-handed galvanized impelled clear-sighted straight out nasty insistent about careful incorrupt vicious truculent virulent wrong-headed prayerful as keen as mustard single-hearted old faithful true to the end given over to tall in the saddle can't-miss intent upon playing hard ball to the core not put off not discouraged uncontested unchallenged sealed acknowledged firm in spirit animated tough-minded resourceful observant fixed as the laws of the Medes and the Persians not changeable hardhanded disciplinarian ascetical astringent browbeating ascetic induced aspiring obsessional do or die hold the fort hold your ground hold the line stone cold determining no ifs ands or buts clamant crying reiterative decided upon writ in stone cut-and-dried strait-laced well grounded with one's feet dug in with one's toes dug in etched in stone perennial nonmoving remove procrustean based on self-respecting be out for blood nose to the grindstone goody two-shoes adventurous have-a-go intuitive insightful relevant ingenious unfeeling abrasive unjust unfair fortress-like intolerant correct believable entire all exclusive enrapt whole undivided pushed steered guided impulsive besetting galvanised unbudging long-lived staying put inexhaustible weariless unceasing close daredevil nonmotile repressive torrid impenitent irredeemable unreformable unappealable self-starting hard-driving uncaring venturesome ballsy death-or-glory inborn longstanding unbroken continual salient total watchful alert unkind inconsiderate heartless insensitive perfervid there are no two ways about it all sewn up goal-oriented plugging jumping go-go grind unstinted hyper perky fireball continued plodding venturous lofty pugnacious all-or-nothing sicker cocky dogmatical Neronian urged on self-driven determinative irremediable unreversible imprudent herolike chivalrous chin-up foolhardy as game as Ned Kelly fortitudinous in a straight line rowdy curt optimistic high and mighty crack-the-whip throwing weight around haughty egotistic pompous dictative proud standardized nonstop homogeneous regularised regularized standardised unrectifiable unrepealable case-hardened cool-headed hard-shelled bona fide principled sanguine in charge intensive hard-headed rational adult deep down like the Rock of Gibralter solid as rock moral right just virtuous ethical nice minding certified univocal eager beaver all-consuming undisturbed competent capable of being trusted efficient capable qualified able shrewd practical realistic right-minded flawless matter-of-fact down-to-earth affirmed veridical undistorted square worthy truehearted creditable all right estimable out to fixed upon anxious to committed to intending to fixed on obsessed with resolved on impatient to decisive about determined on toughened world-weary indurated unperturbed trying perfectionist secured attested lodged in one's brain hard-edged compacted packed hard-handed compact impenetrable consolidated compressed quiet situated located no lie up front tiresome judgemental critical judgmental disapproving fussy iron-clad lacking sentiment undubitable peaceful recollected untroubled coolheaded serene limpid equal unworried tranquil sedate together placid self-composed smooth as hard as nails as tough as old boots toughened by experience overexacting unamenable querulous troublesome cavilling nagging fractious black-and-white trusting set firm muscular on the up and up copper-bottomed unalarmed quibbling disparaging hypercritical sticklerish faultfinding overscrupulous needy hairsplitting caviling censuring cavillous ringing pointed sober accented acrimonious drawing unshakeable in one's belief have no doubt demeaning carping censorious in no doubt easy in one's mind secure in one's belief hold the unwavering view not question full-blooded one hundred per cent at peace without loopholes over-rigorous fault-finding over-particular over-strict over-exacting hard to satisfy over-censorious high-maintenance by the numbers

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Present participle for be widespread or current in a particular area or at a particular time

Verb

Present participle for to remain in existence or active
lasting surviving holding up keeping up holding out persisting continuing enduring remaining carrying on abiding holding on living lingering holding biding going on living on persevering staying running on existing perduring hanging on being subsisting carrying through outlasting standing keeping on keeping going staying on toughing it out staying around extending withstanding dwelling remaining alive making it coming through going the distance going the limit sticking around going all the way dragging on residing waiting lying sustaining resting lodging weathering hovering inhabiting hanging outliving striving perseverating staying alive having life grinding drawing breath walking the earth sticking at bearing up waiting around staying over soldiering on sticking to your guns following up having being keeping at staying put hanging about hanging round staying the course sitting tight hanging around hanging out plugging away standing up wearing well holding the fort seeing through following through sticking it out riding out occurring happening breathing operating running handling pursuing repeating recurring obtaining refusing to go away hanging in the air remaining standing staying round continuing to exist bearing resisting moving outwearing getting along getting by tarrying chugging away outstaying never saying die wearing on clinging on sticking to having no end living on after remaining alive after fighting for your life sustaining oneself living longer than enduring beyond living through lasting longer than clinging to life pushing on evading death keeping afloat keeping body and soul together escaping death keeping your head above water cheating death sustaining life hammering away pegging away pressing on staying with something stopping at nothing grinding away sticking at it seeing something through hanging in there leaving no stone unturned pressing ahead not giving up struggling on lasting out sticking with it hanging in staying fresh seeing it through hanging tough standing firm cracking on hacking it standing fast keeping cutting it making the cut ploughing on keeping at it plodding on bashing on keeping it up showing determination being patient standing your ground insisting holding fast maintaining carrying on doggedly sticking showing determination in finishing laboring labouring plowing on keeping on at drudging toiling keeping going with pursuing your goal going for it proceeding getting on remaining firm gutting it out keeping your hand in going for broke keeping driving going to the mat sticking with wearing loitering kicking your heels grasping gripping keeping a hold on latching on clinging clutching staying staunch stretching out remaining true drawing out holding true holding good remaining unchanged staying with it

Verb

Present participle for to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
domineering dominating tyrannising tyrannizing bullying browbeating intimidating oppressing hectoring pressurising pressurizing bulldozing ruling subjugating persecuting terrorising terrorizing threatening menacing bossing overbearing railroading predominating preponderating reigning blustering squeezing swaggering bending henpecking bossing around bossing about strong-arming riding roughshod over pushing around ordering about ordering around leaning on pushing about dictating to giving orders to lording it over trampling on walking all over ruling the roost calling the shots kicking around running the show using strong-arm tactics on keeping under thumb running things putting the screws on being in the saddle ruling with an iron hand leading by the nose pushing the buttons throwing your weight around ruling with a rod of iron bending to your will triumphing obtaining sticking out standing out holding sway coercing cowing harassing tormenting frightening dragooning hounding harrying bludgeoning mau-mauing appalling picking on pressuring scaring badgering suppressing bullyragging bogarting blackjacking crushing subduing forcing victimizing abusing maltreating repressing enslaving victimising overpowering subjecting keeping down holding down treating harshly terrifying compelling overawing steamrollering spooking affrighting awing riding aweing despotizing trampling overwhelming distressing aggrieving exploiting plaguing mastering hegemonizing wronging overcoming torturing domineering over ill-treating grinding down trampling underfoot bringing someone to their knees tyrannizing over scaring the bejesus out of putting down nagging goading mistreating pestering pushing castigating impelling manhandling misusing brutalising mishandling brutalizing yoking twisting one's arm putting heat on putting through the wringer putting the chill on playing the heavy with ill-using messing over holding a gun to one's head daunting petrifying disfranchising obliging unnerving alarming buffaloing ruffling constraining enforcing getting hooks into disenfranchising hobbling depriving dictating frighting scarifying startling alaruming panicking shocking horrifying filling with terror making it hot for someone inspiring panic in scaring to death putting the frighteners on frightening out of your wits putting the fear of God into striking terror into striking terror in dismaying upsetting making things hot for someone twisting someone's arm scaring off ruling despotically having someone under your thumb treating brutally scourging putting screws to bringing under the yoke annoying overthrowing handicapping pressing encumbering outraging worrying holding sway over smothering straining ruling over overloading vexing weighing heavy upon besetting beating down putting the squeeze on taxing bringing to heel putting upon saddling

Verb

Present participle for to achieve the desired aim or result
succeeding triumphing flourishing prospering thriving making it doing well advancing being successful making good arriving accomplishing achieving achieving it winning scoring going well cracking it cutting it getting to the top making the grade yielding results getting ahead getting somewhere making your mark hitting the jackpot hitting the target bearing fruit carrying off finding a place in the sun gaining your end making a name for oneself bringing home the bacon doing all right for oneself carrying all before you shining blossoming burgeoning blooming turning out well coming through getting results delivering coming off booming working excelling dominating working out starring panning out faring well hacking it rising standing out progressing cutting the mustard striking it big going as planned reigning supreme having a gift stealing the show standing out in a crowd making the big time hacking handling coming up with the goods winning out winning hands down doing the trick achieving recognition having the desired result conquering doing the business turning the trick paying off breaking through becoming famous reaching the top gaining recognition gaining ascendancy attaining ascendancy beating the system attaining control carrying all before one gaining control beating the game clicking pulling it off hitting the mark delivering the goods making the cut coming out on top accomplishing goal getting through carrying out pitching in kicking in lasting chipping in contributing figuring leading performing emerging maturing developing bourgeoning featuring flowering growing improving ameliorating sparkling glowing wearing the crown gaining ground having a gift for taking steps forward coming of age going great guns coming on making inroads flying high going places covering ground moving forward working up moving ahead developing well spreading your wings running riot coming along going to town getting places getting on well moving forward in leaps and bounds shooting up making strides going forward hitting it big coming into your own