What are some opposite words for underdog?

Antonyms for underdog
ˈʌn dərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒgun·der·dog

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


  1. underdognoun

    safe bet, top dog, sure bet, favourite, favorite

  2. underdognoun

    favourite, safe bet, sure bet, top dog, favorite

  3. underdognoun

    top dog, favourite, sure bet, favorite, safe bet

  4. underdognoun

    top dog, favourite, safe bet, sure bet, favorite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underdognoun

    one at a disadvantage and expected to lose

Editors Contribution

  1. the deserved; the expected; the hero-to-be

    best on traits and status as then underdog is not expected or does not deserve to emerge victorious. the deserving or the expected has all variables in favour.

    s/he did not deserve to win. it was not expected of them to become victors for they were the underdogs. nothing was in their favour

    Submitted by silas.atsulu on November 3, 2019  
  2. shikari

    the underdog wasn't expected to win but he won anyway.

    Submitted by Basim.urtubia on October 21, 2020  

How to use underdog in a sentence?

  1. Meredith Scardino:

    I think the spirit of the show about trappy underdog women in their 40s going up against a behemoth and trying to do something hard and a little bit crazy, that will continue.

  2. Kevin Sorbo:

    Biden runs for President and loses twice. His third time he receives 81 million votes. Hollywood loves a good underdog story.

  3. Rick Santorum:

    We're sort of the patron saint of underdog candidates for president. We were the most unlikely of candidates to win and were not in the race until the very end.

  4. Mike Delph:

    I know there are many 'big names,' both Democrat and Republican, that are in the mix, but I have been an underdog before and have proven time and time again that I know how to win even against steep odds, all the while holding firm to my beliefs and value system.

  5. Darren Clarke:

    Maybe from the European point of view, we're perceived as the underdogs, we have been sometimes in the past, but there shouldn't really be an underdog tag, the teams are so equally matched.

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