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foremost

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of foremost

  1. 1 coming before all others in importance Albert Einstein is regarded by many as the foremost figure of the 20th century Synonyms of foremost arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supreme Words Related to foremost distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prestigious, signal, star, stellar, superior; high-level, senior, top; important, influential, major, mighty, momentous, significant; incomparable, matchless, unequaled (or unequalled), unparalleled, unsurpassed; celebrated, famed, famous, renowned Near Antonyms of foremost inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary Antonyms of foremost last, least

  2. 2 highest in rank or authority wanted to speak to the foremost supervisor in our department Synonyms of foremost chief, commanding, first, head, high, lead, leading, preeminent, premier, presiding, primary, prime, principal, supereminent, supreme, topWords Related to foremost high-level, senior; controlling, directing, managing, officiating, overseeing, regnant, reigning, ruling, supervisory; main, major, paramount, predominant, predominate, sovereign (also sovran); ascendant (also ascendent), dominant, grand, superior, topmost, upmost, upper, uppermostNear Antonyms of foremost ancillary, inferior, last, less, lesser, lower, lowly, second, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary; assistant, assisting, coadjutor, deputy, junior, under

  3. 3 coming before all others in time or order when the foremost person in line tripped, everyone had to stop Synonyms of foremost earliest, first, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, original, pioneer, premier, virginWords Related to foremost ancient, early, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primordial; antecedent, preceding, previousNear Antonyms of foremost advanced, late; consequent, ensuing, following, subsequent, succeeding; penultimateAntonyms of foremost final, last, latest, latter, terminal, terminating, ultimate



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