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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. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is really CHEAP is liked usually by many openly and one who is truly CHIEF is liked hardly by any publicly.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    This is important as part of the fixed policy between us and the United States, our ally, and also important in order to fend off the regional threats, chief of which is the Iranian threat, of course.

  3. Tom Jackson:

    However, the general social acceptance of hate and violence toward any and all law enforcement recently has created such an unpredictable and uncontrollable threat to our lives, many feel it is not a good career to be involved in. Statistics show the number of police officers feloniously killed in the line of duty had been on a downward trajectory since 1970. This year, cop deaths are up more than 50 percent, and the victims in Dallas, Baton Rouge and other cases were targeted for assassination rather than killed in the process of confronting dangerous criminals. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the number of officers fatally shot is already up 56 percent compared with last year. One person who is all too familiar with race-related riots and police problems is Tom Jackson, former police chief in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting of cops is going to hurt recruitment badly, how can you convince people to come to the profession, or stay in the profession, when hundreds of people are in front of them threatening to rape their grandkids ? Now officers' spouses and children are seeing cops going down and they are begging their loved ones to get out of the force or not sign up as planned, added Tom Jackson, who retired in March, 2015. According to Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson former department is still rocked by the heavy riots and remains 17 officers short – dropping from a full strength of 55 in Tom Jackson time to 38 now.

  4. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “The literal record was not a hopelessly and imperfect fraction of truly insensible gradation within large populations but an accurate reflection of the actual process identified by evolutionists as the chief motor of biological change. The theory of punctuated equilibrium was, in its initial formulation, little more than this insight adumbrated.”

  5. Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973:

    Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back--in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.


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