Definition of Supplanting

1. Noun. Act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics.

Exact synonyms: Displacement
Generic synonyms: Replacement, Replacing
Derivative terms: Supplant



Definition of Supplanting

1. Verb. (present participle of supplant) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Supplanting

1. supplant [v] - See also: supplant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Supplanting

supper time
suppered
supperhour
suppering
supperless
suppers
suppertime
suppertimes
supping
supplant
supplantation
supplantations
supplanted
supplanter
supplanters
supplanting (current term)
supplants
supple
suppled
supplejack
supplejacks
supplely
supplement
supplementable
supplemental
supplemental restraint system
supplemental restraint systems
supplementals
supplementarily
supplementarity

Literary usage of Supplanting

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1. Democracy in Europe: A History by Thomas Erskine May (1878)
"At this period, also, kings were gradually supplanting their nobles, in the service of the State, supplanting by the encouragement of learned ecclesiastics ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In the West, the Roman Rite was first affecting, then supplanting, all others, and in the East the Byzantine Rite was gradually obtaining the same position. ..."

3. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the (1898)
"... fast supplanting white workmen. His plurality was 3702—a change in two LORD, William Paine, ninth slate governor of Oregon (1894 ), was born in Dover, ..."

4. Memoirs of the Court of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of by John Heneage Jesse (1843)
"St. John's sanguine hopes of supplanting Walpole.—Death of the King fatal to his hopes. — He retires to Dawley. — His affected love of retirement. ..."

5. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1848)
"... gradually, but certainly, supplanting the colored man in his employments, and driving him from his temporary home. VI.—Free colored population in Ohio, ..."

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