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boss

adjective, slang

Synonyms and Antonyms of boss

  1. of the very best kind that's a really boss stereo you've got Synonyms of boss A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], excellent [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulWords Related to boss acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms of boss bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of boss atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched


boss

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of boss

  1. the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do every morning the boss hands out a list of top-priority tasks Synonyms of boss boss man, captain, chief, foreman, head, headman, helmsman, honcho, jefe, kingpin, leader, master, taskmaster Words Related to boss directress, mistress; administrator, commander, director, executive, general, governor, hierarch, higher-up; leadman, manager, overseer, principal, skipper, standard-bearer, steward, straw boss, superintendent, superior, supervisor; dominator, lord, overlord, potentate, ruler, sovereign (also sovran); figurehead; slave driver; baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, magnate, mogul, president, prince; big cheese, big gun, bigwig, top dog, top gun; cohead, coleader; employer, gaffer [British], ganger [British]; micromanager; subchief, subdirector Near Antonyms of boss dependent, inferior, junior, secondary, subject, subordinate, underling


boss

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of boss

  1. 1 to be in charge of she bossed that project for years, until she was promoted again Synonyms of boss captain, handle, head, overlook, oversee, quarterback, superintend, supervise Words Related to boss administer, command, control, direct, guide, manage, order, run, shepherd, show, steer; monitor, preside (over); govern, reign, rule Phrases call the shots (of), call the tune (for), ride herd on, watch over

  2. 2 to exercise authority or power over bossed the entire job site for a year Synonyms of boss govern, captain, command, control, preside (over), rule, sway [archaic]Words Related to boss conduct, direct, head, lead; administer, manage, micromanage, oversee, regulate, superintend, supervise; dictate, dominate, domineer, lord (it over), master, oppress, reign (over), tyrannize; conquer, subdue, subjugate

  3. 3 to serve as leader of bossed the entire gang of electricians on the construction project Synonyms of boss lead, captain, command, head, spearheadWords Related to boss control, dominate; direct, govern, handle, manage, oversee, regulate, run, superintend, superviseNear Antonyms of boss bow (to), comply (with), defer (to), follow, obey, serve, submit (to), yield (to)



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