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Synonyms for leading
ˈlɛd ɪŋlead·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lead, leadingnoun

    thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

    Synonyms:
    lead, star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, leadership, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, confidential information, steer

    Antonyms:
    inferior, pursuing, down, minor, following

  2. leadership, leadingadjective

    the activity of leading

    "his leadership inspired the team"

    Synonyms:
    leaders, lead, leadership

    Antonyms:
    inferior, pursuing, minor, down, following

  3. leading(p), prima(p), star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)adjective

    indicating the most important performer or role

    "the leading man"; "prima ballerina"; "prima donna"; "a star figure skater"; "the starring role"; "a stellar role"; "a stellar performance"

    Antonyms:
    pursuing, down, inferior, minor, following

  4. leading(a), preeminentadjective

    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

    "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"

    Antonyms:
    pursuing, minor, down, inferior, following

  5. leadingadjective

    going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way

    "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"

    Synonyms:
    prima(p), starring(p), leading(p), in the lead, leading(a), stellar(a), preeminent, star(p), ahead(p)

    Antonyms:
    inferior, minor, down, pursuing, following

  6. ahead(p), in the lead, leadingadjective

    having the leading position or higher score in a contest

    "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"

    Antonyms:
    inferior, following, pursuing, down, minor

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leadingadjective

    Synonyms:
    governing, ruling

  2. leadingadjective

    Synonyms:
    chief, principal, capital, most important

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. leadingadjective

    Synonyms:
    chief, principal, premiere, influential, guiding

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. leading

    Synonyms:
    Lead intoxication (a local use by British miners)

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How to use leading in a sentence?

  1. Yu Zhengsheng:

    Religious figures should be brave enough to declare their stand at critical moments and continue taking a leading role in opposing extremism and promoting unity of various ethnic groups.

  2. Zoe Kravitz:

    It's not males are leading and the females are being suppressed or the females are leading and the males are being suppressed, there's equality between the kingdom and the queendom and I think that's all that needs to happen in our modern world.

  3. French President:

    France is leading this war with its armed forced, its soldiers, its courage. It must carry out this war with its allies, its partners giving us all the means available, as we did in Mali, as we are going to continue in Iraq, as we'll continue in Syria.

  4. Gilles Dagenais:

    Our report found cancer to be the second most common cause of death globally in 2017, accounting for 26% of all deaths. But as (heart disease) rates continue to fall, cancer could likely become the leading cause of death worldwide, within just a few decades.

  5. Di Girolamo:

    I'm a little nervous and very grateful and expectant, I want to enjoy every moment, it's also my first time in a leading role in a movie. I come from the world of television series, soap operas in Chile. I've had some smaller roles in films. So this is like my grand debut which is a bit strange.


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