Pronunciation of Senior
/sˈiːnjə/, /sˈiːnjə/, /s_ˈiː_n_j_ə/

Antonyms for senior:

younger, inferior, minor, first, junior.

Synonyms for senior:

Sense 1

gnarled, overage, august, decrepitude, superannuated, the gray dollar, wizened, higher up, withered, the grey pound, golden ager, grizzled, gaga, old age, senior citizen, hoary.

Sense 2

gray, venerable, gnarly, worn, oldster, decrepit.

Sense 3


Sense 4

advanced, get on, age.

Sense 6






bigger (adjective)


influential (adjective)

masterful, commanding, powerful, authoritative, motivational, important, influential, predominant, prejudicial, ruling, controlling, leading, supreme.

master (adjective)

Presiding, directing, ruling, commanding, head, principal, master, leading, star, governing.

old (adjective)

grizzled, geriatric.

older or of higher rank (adjective)

higher, major, elder, superior, leading, chief.

superior (adjective)

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

veteran (adjective)

experienced, patriarchal, veteran, master, expert.

Sense 3 (noun)

decrepitude, the gray dollar, age, the grey pound, old age, advanced.

Sense 4 (noun)

decrepit, higher, ancient, venerable, geriatric, aging.

Sense 6 (noun)


higher-up (noun)

higher up.

learner (noun)


master (noun)

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

older person (noun)

doyen, old-timer, oldster, ancient, patriarch, senior citizen, head.

veteran (noun)

old hand, patriarch, gray-beard, old soldier, old-timer.

Usage examples for senior:

  • It was a Senior leaning from an upstairs window of University Hall. - "The Adventures of a Freshman", Jesse Lynch Williams.
  • " If he's beyond the gates," the senior lieutenant said heavily, " the crew may be done for." - "The Giants From Outer Space", Geoff St. Reynard.
  • A certain chief was particularly taken with a pair of gloves belonging to Mrs. Stevenson, senior. - "The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls", Jacqueline M. Overton.

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