Synonyms and Antonyms of primal
coming before all others in importance
- The primal theme of the essay is toleration of religious diversity.
arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, foremost, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, overbearing, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supreme
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
inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant
collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary
relating to or occurring near the beginning of a process, series, or time period
- There was a period of primal idealism after the founding of the republic and before the rise of partisan politics.
budding, embryonic, germinal, infant
aged, age-old, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dateless, hoary, old, prehistoric (also prehistorical)
obsolete, outmoded, out-of-date, passé