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Chief

Pronunciation of Chief
/t͡ʃˈiːf/, /t‍ʃˈiːf/, /tʃ_ˈiː_f/

Antonyms for chief:

unimportant, auxiliary, minor, servant, underling, insignificant, follower.

Synonyms for chief:

Sense 2

essentially, mistress, first, sir, enforcer, overwhelming, standard-bearer, substantially, celebrity, personage, spearhead, figurehead.

Sense 3

marquee, ultimate, substantive, major.

Sense 4

real, establishment, prime.

Sense 6

radical.

Sense 7

basic.

Sense 9

man.

dignitary

big shot.

essential

key, necessary.

exalted

grand.

greatest

utmost.

prevalent

prevailing.

principal

capital.

standard

staple.

topmost

highest.

all (adjective)

master, principal, primary, main.

bigger (adjective)

major.

important (adjective)

high.

most important, essential (adjective)

controlling, head, supreme, cardinal, primary, champion, number one, grand, premier, first, capital, major, key, main, arch, highest, central, uppermost, prime, principal, leading, predominant, ruling, star, superior, paramount, preeminent, foremost, primal.

superior (adjective)

chosen, consummate, eminent, signal, king, elite, above, most, leading, best, crowning, supreme, commanding, uppermost, furthest, paramount, ascendant, senior, predominant, superior, better, controlling, quintessential, choice, foremost, zenith, champion, Headmost, sovereign, dominant, maximum, A 1, ruling, furthermost, master.

Sense 1 (noun)

B-list, good, genteel, A-list, below, common.

Sense 2 (noun)

hierarch, employer, figurehead, demagogue, dictator, enforcer, autocrat.

Sense 3 (noun)

basic, elementary.

Sense 4 (noun)

forewoman, taskmistress, straw boss, foreperson.

chief (noun)

foreman, top dog, top, primary, of import, gaffer, arch, important, honcho, head, principal, boss, main.

director (noun)

conductor, band master, boss, warden, taskmaster, administrator, foreman, magistrate, ringmaster, superintendent, overseer, mayor, overlord, baron, supervisor, general, queen, ringleader.

honcho (noun)

honcho.

master (noun)

executive, headmaster, head, maestro, ruler, officer, commandant, sire, patriarch, quartermaster, manager, president, commander, star, mother, abbot, lord, landlord, guru, landlady, mahatma, padrone, proprietress, leader, principal, director, dean, titleholder, squire, kingpin, authority, headmistress, mandarin, proprietor, governor, captain.

person (noun)

head, top dog.

person in charge (noun)

dictator, superintendent, captain, leader, president, general, manager, ringleader, boss, director, honcho, overseer, supervisor, sovereign, chieftain, overlord, proprietor, ruler, foreperson, commander, governor.

potentate (noun)

potentate, queen.

superior (noun)

paragon, prodigy, superman, prima donna, premier, prize winner, winner, champ, superwoman, wonderwoman, exceller, nobility, virtuoso, victor, aristocracy.

tyrant (noun)

overlord.

Usage examples for chief:

  • Taffy turned to the Chief Officer. - "The Ship of Stars", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  • Now, Chief, it wasn't that at all.... - "Brink of Madness", Walter J. Sheldon.
  • Her chief good had been her husband and her children. - "The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings", Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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