What are some opposite words for staff?

Antonyms for staff
stæf, stɑfstaff

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term staff.


  1. staffnoun

    to supply (a business) with employees

    personnel, stave

  2. staffnoun

    A series of horizontal lines on which musical notes are written.

    personnel, stave

  3. staffnoun

    The employees of a business.

    The company employed 10 new staff this month.

    stave, personnel

  4. staffnoun

    A mixture of plaster and fibre used as a temporary exterior wall covering (see Wikipedia article)

    personnel, stave

Princeton's WordNet

  1. staffnoun

    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task

    "the hospital has an excellent nursing staff"; "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"

    stave, faculty

  2. staffnoun

    a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose

    "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

    stave, faculty

  3. staff, facultynoun

    the body of teachers and administrators at a school

    "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

    stave, module, mental faculty, faculty

  4. staffnoun

    building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration

    stave, faculty

  5. staffnoun

    a rod carried as a symbol

    stave, faculty

  6. staff, staveverb

    (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

    stave, round, rung, faculty, lag

  7. staffverb

    provide with staff

    "This position is not always staffed"

  8. staffverb

    serve on the staff of

    "The two men staff the reception desk"

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. staffnoun

    rod, stick, cane, truncheon, mace, crozier, support, bourdon

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. staff

    Medical staff, see there

How to use staff in a sentence?

  1. Nneka Jones Tapia:

    I think I can bring a wealth of knowledge to the staff in understanding the inmates.

  2. Robert Murray:

    In nearly all American schools, there remains ready access to high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and beverages from products brought into school by students, parents and staff.

  3. Kian Saneii:

    It’s such a slam dunk, those places have to have a TV in each room anyway. So this reduces staff inefficiencies. They can check in with patients remotely, and they can even have loved ones check in on them.

  4. Prawit Wongsuwan:

    The United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) has sent 30 staff with equipment to help penetrate the cave walls.

  5. Thomas Tusser:

    For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away.

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