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Synonyms for figurehead
ˈfɪg yərˌhɛdfig·ure·head

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawmannoun

    a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

    Synonyms:
    strawman, straw man, forepart, scarer, front man, battlefront, movement, front line, social movement, scarecrow, front end, nominal head, presence, front, bird-scarer

  2. figureheadnoun

    figure on the bow of some sailing vessels

    Synonyms:
    nominal head, strawman, straw man, front man, front

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  1. List of paraphrases for "figurehead":

    flagship

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How to use figurehead in a sentence?

  1. Aoibhin Meghen:

    The Pope needs to take responsibility for the actions of Pope John Paul II clergy, although Leo Varadkar hopefully hasn't had any involvement in the abuse, Leo Varadkar is the figurehead for the church, so it's Leo Varadkar responsibility to promise action and retribution for the people who have been wronged.

  2. Christine Hallquist:

    Unfortunately, because of her background and reputation, she has become the figurehead we don’t want, she hasn’t really done anything to raise the voices of those who can’t speak for themselves.

  3. J. G. Ballard:

    I thought it was a wonderfully conceptual act actually, to fire a replica pistol at a figurehead -- the guy could have been working for Andy Warhol!

  4. Salma Shah:

    This administration wants to unsettle and dislodge establishment institutions that it believes have failed the public for decades, dom is the symbolic figurehead of a group of people who have all wanted this for years. They are tight-knit and very loyal to him.

  5. Alvin Tan:

    The 'out' camp were struggling to get a figurehead who was popular and Boris has given them that boost, i think there is genuine worry that Britain might vote to leave and the uncertainty is going to rise into the referendum.

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Translations for figurehead

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  • GalionsfigurGerman
  • ξόανοGreek
  • figura decorativa, mascarón de proa, testaferro, hombre de pajaSpanish
  • keulakuvaFinnish
  • figure de proueFrench
  • polena, fantoccio, prestanome, uomo di pagliaItalian
  • pākurukuru, pītauMāori
  • boegbeeldDutch
  • figurantPolish
  • номинальный глава, гальюнная фигура, подставное лицо, носовое украшениеRussian
  • galjonsfigur, galjonsbild, förgrundsgestaltSwedish

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