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elder

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of elder

  1. 1 a person of advanced years in that Asian society elders are accorded great respect Synonyms of elder ancient, senior citizen, geriatric, golden-ager, oldster, old-timer, seniorWords Related to elder gaffer, graybeard, patriarch, whitebeard; beldam (or beldame), dowager, grandam (or grandame); adult, grown-up; dotardNear Antonyms of elder adolescent, minor; child, cub, juvenile, kid, kiddie (also kiddy)Antonyms of elder youngster, youth

  2. 2 one who is above another in rank, station, or office as your elder in the company, he is within his rights to tell you what to do Synonyms of elder better, superior, seniorWords Related to elder boss, chief, head, leader, masterNear Antonyms of elder assistant, deputyAntonyms of elder inferior, subordinate, underling

  3. 3 one who is older than another it wouldn't hurt to show a little more respect for your elders Synonyms of elder seniorWords Related to elder ancestor, forerunner, predecessorNear Antonyms of elder contemporary, peer; descendant (also descendent), successorAntonyms of elder junior

  4. 4 the senior member of a group as the elder of the contingent of living former presidents, he was accorded a place of highest honor at the ceremonies Synonyms of elder doyen, dean, elder statesman, éminence grise, nestor, seniorWords Related to elder better, superior; old hand, old-timer, vet, veteranNear Antonyms of elder doyenne; inferior, subordinate, underling; beginner, colt, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, novice, recruit, rookie, tenderfoot, tyroAntonyms of elder baby, junior



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