Thesaurus

cynosure

noun

Synonyms of cynosure

1 a guiding or motivating purpose or principle
  • with an unwavering commitment to equal rights for all as his only cynosure

Synonyms for cynosure

Words Related to cynosure

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 for cynosure

Words Related to cynosure

Phrases Synonymous with cynosure

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About cynosure

Time Traveler for cynosure

Time Traveler

The first known use of cynosure was in 1565

See more words from the same year

Listen to Our Podcast About cynosure

Thesaurus Entries Near cynosure

cynics

cynosure

cynosures

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Cynosure.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cynosure. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!