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sovereign

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sovereign

  1. 1 coming before all others in importance <the sovereign issue for voters is the inadequate performance of the local schools> Synonyms arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, foremost (also sovran), supremeRelated Words distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prestigious, signal, star, stellar, superior; high-level, senior, top; important, influential, major, mighty, momentous, significant; incomparable, matchless, unequaled (or unequalled), unparalleled, unsurpassed; celebrated, famed, famous, renownedNear Antonyms inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiaryAntonyms last, least

  2. 2 not being under the rule or control of another <a sovereign state whose domestic policies are its own business> Synonyms autonomous, freestanding, independent, self-governed, self-governing, self-ruling, separate, free (also sovran)Related Words freeborn; delivered, emancipated, freed, liberated, manumitted, redeemed, released; unconquered, unruled, unsupervised; empowered, enfranchised; democratic, republicanNear Antonyms bound, captive, conquered, enslaved, fettered, subdued, subjugated; inferior, subordinate, subservientAntonyms dependent, nonautonomous, non-self-governing, subject, unfree



Variants of sovereign

also

sovran


sovereign

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sovereign

  1. one who rules over a people with a sole, supreme, and usually hereditary authority <after the current sovereign dies, the monarchy may be abolished> Synonyms autocrat, potentate, ruler, monarch (also sovran)Related Words coruler; Caesar, czar (also tsar or tzar), emir (or amir also ameer), emperor, empress, kaiser, khan, khedive, king, lord, mikado, mogul, prince, queen, satrap, shah, sultan, suzerain; authoritarian, Big Brother, despot, dictator, führer (or fuehrer), monocrat, overlord, paramount, tyrant



Variants of sovereign

also

sovran



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