Synonyms and Antonyms of contender
1 one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award a strong contender for the mayoral position Synonyms of contender applicant, applier, aspirant, campaigner, candidate, expectant, hopeful, prospect, seekerWords Related to contender competitor, contestant, entrant, entry, favorite, qualifier; dark horse, spoiler, stalking horse; crown prince, favorite son; claimant, pretender; nominee, running mateNear Antonyms of contender incumbent, officeholder; awardee, honoree, inductee; dropoutAntonyms of contender noncandidate
2 one who strives for the same thing as another several contenders competing for the title of the city's best Italian restaurant Synonyms of contender challenger, competition, competitor, contestant, corrival, rivalWords Related to contender archrival; finalist, semifinalist; also-ran, entrant, entry, player; adversary, antagonist, opponentAntonyms of contender noncompetitor
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