Synonyms and Antonyms of designation

  1. 1 a word or combination of words by which a person or thing is regularly known we've never given the homemade gadget a proper designation Synonyms appellation, appellative, cognomen, compellation, denomination, denotation, name, handle, moniker (also monicker), nomenclature, titleRelated Words baptismal name, Christian name, first name, forename, given name; family name, maiden name, middle name, surname; matronymic, patronymic; byname, diminutive, epithet, hypocorism, nickname, sobriquet (also soubriquet); banner, rubric, tag; alias, cryptonym, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, pseudonym; binomial, monomial; trivial name, vernacular; misnomer; brand name, label, trademark, trade name

  2. 2 the state or fact of being chosen for a position or duty his surprising designation as the running mate raised a few eyebrows Synonyms assignment, commission, appointmentRelated Words billet, gig, job, office, place, position, situation, spot, station; authorization, delegation, deputation, emplacement, placement, ranking; anointing, anointment, induction, installation, installment (also instalment), instating, investiture, investment, ordination; choice, choosing, destination, election, nomination, picking, selection, singling (out)Near Antonyms blackball, rejection; deposition, dethronement, ejection, eviction, ouster, overthrow, removalAntonyms discharge, dismissal, dismission, expulsion, firing

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