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dame

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dame

  1. 1 a dignified usually elderly woman of some rank or authority <as the grand dames of local society, they determined which charities received support> Synonyms matriarch, dowager, grande dame, matronRelated Words grandam (or grandame); headmistress, mistress; materfamilias; ma, mama (also mamma or momma), mammy, mom, mother

  2. 2 a woman of high birth or social position <the lords and dames of the shire eagerly awaited the royal visit> Synonyms gentlewoman, lady, milady, noblewoman, peeressRelated Words baroness, countess, duchess, marchesa, marchioness, marquise, princess, queen, viscountess; dowager, matriarch, matron, mistress; ladyship, madam




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