Synonyms and Antonyms of staff

  1. 1 a body of persons at work or available for work <we're working with a short staff at the office today> Synonyms help, labor force, manpower, personnel, pool, force, workforceRelated Words labor, proletariat, rank and file; band, company, crew, gang, outfit, party, squad, team; employee (also employe), helper, hireling, worker; blood; support

  2. 2 a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment <carried a staff for self-defense when walking alone at night> Synonyms bastinado (or bastinade), bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, nightstick, rod, rung [Scottish], sap, shillelagh (also shillalah), club, truncheon, waddy [Australian]Related Words blackjack, knobkerrie, mace; birch, crabstick, hickory, rattan, stave, switch; beetle, gavel, hammer, mallet, maul, sledgehammer; crook, crosier (or crozier), walking stick, whangee

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