V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: highest level or degree of success attainable
Synonyms: summit, apex, height, culmination, peak
Antonyms: bottom, depth, anticlimax
Tips: In business, pinnacle describes ultimate achievement or the prime of a career. In geography, pinnacle refers to the peak of a mountain, especially one that is distinctly pointed. In architecture, pinnacle refers to a pointed architectural ornament.
For him, the pinnacle of his career was when his peers gave him a standing ovation at the awards ceremony. (height, apex)
The marathoner did not realize that the pinnacle of her running career would not be reached until after her fortieth birthday. (apex, height)
Now that he has reached the pinnacle of his career, he’s considering retirement. (height, culmination)
For many mountain climbers, reaching the pinnacle of Mt. Everest means the pinnacle of their mountaineering career. (summit, peak, height)
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