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Another word for prevailing

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Adjective
  1. Most generally existing or encountered at a given time

    See also:

    specific

  2. Having preeminent significance

    See also:

    important

Another word for prevailing

Modifier
  1. See also:

    common

Synonym Study

  • Rife implies rapidly increasing prevalence and often connotes excitement or alarm rumors about war were rife
  • Prevalent implies widespread occurrence or acceptance but does not now connote the predominance of prevailing a prevalent belief
  • Current refers to that which is commonly accepted or in general usage at the time specified or, if unspecified, at the present time a pronunciation current in the 18th century
  • Prevailing applies to that which leads all others in acceptance, usage, belief, etc. at a given time and in a given place a prevailing practice