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Synonyms for chief
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. head, chief, top dog(noun)

    a person who is in charge

    "the head of the whole operation"

    Synonyms:
    tribal chief, heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, honcho, mind, head teacher, nous, question, chieftain, foreman, point, gaffer, top dog, headman, brain, headland, head, header, principal, headspring, foreland, pass, headway, read/write head, drumhead, head word, forefront, capitulum, oral sex, boss, fountainhead, caput, straits

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  2. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss(noun)

    a person who exercises control over workers

    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

    Synonyms:
    hirer, tribal chief, headman, foreman, political boss, antique, boss, gaffer, old geezer, knob, old-timer, honcho, oldtimer, chieftain, head, party boss, top dog

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  3. headman, tribal chief, chieftain, chief(adj)

    the head of a tribe or clan

    Synonyms:
    headsman, head, honcho, gaffer, top dog, tribal chief, chieftain, foreman, headman, boss, captain

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  4. chief(a), main(a), primary(a), principal(a), master(a)(adj)

    most important element

    "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chief(a.)

    Synonyms:
    leading, supreme, headmost, first, supreme, most eminent

  2. chief(a.)

    Synonyms:
    principal, main, prime, vital, especial, great, grand, cardinal, master, most important

  3. chief(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chieftain, commander

  4. chief(n.)

    Synonyms:
    leader, head, corypheus, principal person

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. chief(a)

    Synonyms:
    leading, supreme, main, head, principal, paramount, prime, cardinal, major, foremost

  2. chief(n)

    Synonyms:
    head, leader, commander, chieftain, captain

How to pronounce chief?

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How to say chief in sign language?

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How to use chief in a sentence?

  1. John Stuart Mill:

    That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of our time.

  2. Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler:

    Well I'm saying it's, Hunter Biden has no knowledge of the accusations against The President. Did the The President, as we said, as the evidence shows The President did, betray The President country by conspiring a foreign country to try to rig the election ? Hunter Biden has nothing to say about The President. Their asking for Hunter Biden which is more of a smear of Hunter Biden that The President was trying to get the Ukraine to do. But the fact of the matter is let the Chief Justice rule on, the Chief Justice in the first instance rules on evidence. The Senate can overrule them. But no Chief Justice would think of admitting evidence that is not relevant. No trial judge would in any trial.

  3. Larry Cunningham:

    He should absolutely not stay in office and should step down, the report details a widespread pattern and practice of abuse and discrimination and dysfunction. Because it is widespread and systemic throughout the entire police department, the buck stops at the top — the person in charge — and that's the chief.

  4. Erwin Chemerinsky:

    Chief Justice Roberts has expressly said that the Constitution and the government should be colorblind, he sees no difference between government action that discriminates against minorities and one that benefits minorities.

  5. Steve Vladeck:

    It's not hard to imagine some justices wanting to take this case now, others wanting to deny it altogether, and today's result emerging only over time as a middle ground that they could all endorse -- at least publicly. And it's hard to imagine that Chief Justice John Roberts wasn't at the heart of such a compromise.


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