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leading

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of leading

  1. 1 coming before all others in importance they are the leading suppliers of processed meat in the country Synonyms of leading arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, foremost, main, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supremeWords Related to leading 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, renownedNear Antonyms of leading inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiaryAntonyms of leading last, least

  2. 2 highest in rank or authority served as the leading counsel on the defendant's legal team Synonyms of leading chief, commanding, first, foremost, high, lead, head, preeminent, premier, presiding, primary, prime, principal, supereminent, supreme, topWords Related to leading 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 leading ancillary, inferior, last, less, lesser, lower, lowly, second, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary; assistant, assisting, coadjutor, deputy, junior, under



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