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Synonyms for incumbent
ɪnˈkʌm bəntin·cum·bent

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incumbent

    pressing, binding, coercive, indispensable, urgent, devolvent, obligatory

    optional, discretional

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incumbent, officeholderadjective

    the official who holds an office

    officeholder, officer

    unneeded, noncurrent, subjacent, unnecessary

  2. incumbentadjective

    lying or leaning on something else

    "an incumbent geological formation"

    unneeded, unnecessary, subjacent, noncurrent

  3. incumbentadjective

    necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding

    "it is incumbent on them to pay their own debts"

    noncurrent, unnecessary, subjacent, unneeded

  4. incumbentadjective

    currently holding an office

    "the incumbent governor"

    unnecessary, subjacent, noncurrent, unneeded

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incumbentadjective

    obligatory, devolving

  2. incumbentnoun

    holder (of a benefice, &c.)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. incumbentadjective

    obligatory, imposed, binding

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  1. Cheri Bustos:

    I wouldn't look into this that this is a progressives versus moderates, or a political newcomer versus a long-term incumbent, this is a unique race in many, many ways.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    We're not the world's policemen, but we are the leader of the free world, and it's incumbent upon the United States to lead, to maintain a global coalition against terror and to stand with our partners.

  3. Patricia Millett:

    The Supreme Court in Nixon v. GSA was explicit that when it comes to evaluating the interests of the executive branch, when that call is made by the incumbent president… the interests asserted by the former president is diminished, counts for something.

  4. Andrew Kitson:

    They got the balance right, they have decided that two new players plus a state-owned incumbent is sufficient to create a level playing field, a competitive market.

  5. James Dickey:

    We had made the mistake for years of allowing Democrats to build up a set of strongholds in the major metro areas that they were then able to work from, so it's incumbent on us to recover those gains and attack them right in the base of those strongholds.

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