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predominant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of predominant

  1. coming before all others in importance parental involvement has been found to be the predominant factor in a child's success in school Synonyms of predominant 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, foremost, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supremeWords Related to predominant 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 predominant inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiaryAntonyms of predominant last, least

Synonym Discussion of predominant

dominant, predominant, paramount, preponderant mean superior to all others in influence or importance. dominant applies to something that is uppermost because ruling or controlling.
    • a dominant social class
predominant applies to something that exerts, often temporarily, the most marked influence.
    • a predominant emotion
paramount implies supremacy in importance, rank, or jurisdiction.
    • unemployment was the paramount issue in the campaign
preponderant applies to an element or factor that outweighs all others in influence or effect.
    • preponderant evidence in her favor


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