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junior

adjective

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having not so great importance or rank as another
  • junior advisers to the governor

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junior

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Synonyms & Antonyms of junior (Entry 2 of 2)

one who is of lower rank and typically under the authority of another
  • she's his junior in the company

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“Junior.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/junior. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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