Synonyms and Antonyms of cynosure

  1. 1 a guiding or motivating purpose or principle <with an unwavering commitment to equal rights for all as his only cynosure> Synonyms compass, direction, focus, lodestar (also loadstar), polestarRelated Words benchmark, criterion, grade, mark, measure, par, standard, touchstone, yardstick; aim, ambition, aspiration, dream, goal, intention, object, objective, purpose, target

  2. 2 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest <that company is the cynosure for anyone wishing to make it in the music business> Synonyms axis, base, capital, central, core, center, epicenter, eye, focus, ground zero, heart, hub, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seatRelated Words headquarters; happy hunting ground, hive, hotbed, hot spot, playground, playland; kernel, nub, pith; deep, thick; essence, quintessence, soul; attraction, lodestone (also loadstone), magnet, polestar

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