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primogenitor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of primogenitor

  1. a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent <the family held a huge reunion to mark the 200th anniviersary of their primogenitors' arrival in America> Synonyms father, forebear (also forbear), forebearer, forefather, grandfather, ancestor, progenitorRelated Words antecessor, predecessor [archaic]; ancestress, foremother, grandmother, matriarch; grandsire [archaic], patriarch, sire [archaic]; ancestry, antecedents, rootsNear Antonyms children, family, issue, lineage, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, stock; daughter, heir, inheritor, scion, son, successorAntonyms descendant (also descendent)




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