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Synonyms for chief
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. head, chief, top dognoun

    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, bossnoun

    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, chiefadjective

    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)adjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chiefadjective

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

  2. chiefadjective

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

  3. chiefnoun

    Synonyms:
    chieftain, commander

  4. chiefnoun

    Synonyms:
    leader, head, corypheus, principal person

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. chiefadjective

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

  2. chiefnoun

    Synonyms:
    head, leader, commander, chieftain, captain

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How to use chief in a sentence?

  1. Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey:

    Trump EPA chief Scott Pruitt has been a bit sycophantic to The President, trump EPA chief Scott Pruitt's been doing whatever The President wanted and remains one of his favorite Cabinet members. So I'm sure more revelations will be coming, with different Inspector General reports, OMB reports, administration reports. But Trump EPA chief Scott Pruitt hangs on.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    I was not a community organizer before I was elected to the Senate, i spent five and a half years as the solicitor-general of Texas, the chief lawyer for the state of Texas in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

  3. Toto Wolff:

    I think( commercial rights holders) Liberty Media has a great problem in having more demand than supply which is good and also good for the teams as fundamentally we share a large part of the prize fund, we will encourage them to look at the German Grand Prix but it is( Formula One chief executive) Chase( Carey's) call to decide where we go.

  4. Detroit Police Chief James Craig:

    Iwas the first chief in the nation thatcame out and denounced the murderous cop who killed George Floyd.

  5. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    After consultations with the defense minister, the chief of staff and Israel's top defense officials, we decided on powerful action against Hamas terrorism, the Israeli armed forces delivered the strongest blow against Hamas since (the 2014 Gaza war) and we will increase the intensity of our attacks as necessary.


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