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principal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of principal

  1. 1 coming before all others in importance our principal reason for coming here today Synonyms of principal 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, foremost, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supremeWords Related to principal 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 principal inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiaryAntonyms of principal last, least

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


principal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of principal

  1. the person who has the most important role in a play, movie, or TV show my cousin is one of the principals in a new sitcom this fall Synonyms of principal headliner, lead, starWords Related to principal leading lady, leading man; superstar; ingenue (or ingénue), starlet; star turn [chiefly British]; coprincipal, costarNear Antonyms of principal extra, supernumerary



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