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Synonyms and Antonyms of first–line

  1. singled out from a number or group as more to one's liking <surgery is usually not considered a first-line treatment for this type of cancer> Synonyms cherry-picked, choice, chosen, elect, favored, favorite, first-line, handpicked, picked, preferred, selectedRelated Words fashionable; exclusive; culled, picked over, screened, weeded (out), winnowed (out)Near Antonyms average, common, commonplace, ordinary, run-of-the-mill

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