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elder statesman

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of elder statesman

  1. the senior member of a group <the elder statesman of the White House correspondents is finally retiring after nearly a half century of service> Synonyms doyen, elder, dean, éminence grise, nestor, seniorRelated Words better, superior; old hand, old-timer, vet, veteranNear Antonyms doyenne; inferior, subordinate, underling; beginner, colt, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, novice, recruit, rookie, tenderfoot, tyroAntonyms baby, junior




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