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pinnacle

noun

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.

Usage Examples:

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, hes 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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