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Synonyms for principal
ˈprɪn sə pəl

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term principal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. principal(noun)

    the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

    Synonyms:
    head teacher, head, lead, corpus, star, school principal, principal sum, dealer

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  2. principal, school principal, head teacher, head(noun)

    the educator who has executive authority for a school

    "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

    Synonyms:
    mind, heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, nous, drumhead, headland, head teacher, head, question, point, top dog, lead, brain, dealer, star, headspring, foreland, pass, header, headway, read/write head, head word, chief, forefront, principal sum, capitulum, oral sex, fountainhead, caput, straits, corpus

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  3. star, principal, lead(noun)

    an actor who plays a principal role

    Synonyms:
    hint, lead story, whiz, lead-in, wind, school principal, atomic number 82, head teacher, ace, head, confidential information, whizz, headliner, leading, tether, lead, hotshot, wiz, star topology, dealer, sensation, lede, steer, maven, genius, star, asterisk, virtuoso, mavin, wizard, jumper cable, jumper lead, booster cable, principal sum, adept, leash, superstar, pencil lead, trail, corpus, tip, champion, track, spark advance

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  4. principal, corpus, principal sum(noun)

    capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

    Synonyms:
    head teacher, head, lead, corpus, star, school principal, principal sum, dealer

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  5. principal(noun)

    (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement

    Synonyms:
    head teacher, head, lead, corpus, star, school principal, principal sum, dealer

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  6. principal, dealer(adj)

    the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account

    Synonyms:
    trader, head teacher, head, lead, corpus, monger, star, school principal, bargainer, principal sum, dealer

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  7. 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

Wiktionary

  1. principal(noun)

    Synonyms:
    headmistress, headmaster

  2. principal(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    client

  3. principal(noun)

    The money originally invested or loaned, on which basis interest and returns are calculated.

    A portion of your mortgage payment goes to reduce the principal, and the rest covers interest.

    Synonyms:
    main, primary, chief

  4. principal(noun)

    The chief executive and chief academic officer of a university or college.

    Synonyms:
    dean

  5. principal(noun)

    The primary participant in a crime.

    Synonyms:
    ringleader

  6. principal(noun)

    A partner or owner of a business.

    Synonyms:
    proprietor

  7. principal(noun)

    A diapason, a type of organ stop on a pipe organ.

    Synonyms:
    diapason

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. principal

    Synonyms:
    highest, first, main, leading, chief, primary, foremost, pre-eminent, prominent

    Antonyms:
    inferior, subordinate, secondary, supplemental, subject, auxiliary, minor

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. principal(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chief, main, first, highest, supreme, leading, cardinal, most considerable, most important

  2. principal

    Synonyms:
    n. chief, head, leader, chief actor

  3. principal

    Synonyms:
    master, head master

  4. principal

    Synonyms:
    employer, constituent

  5. principal

    Synonyms:
    capital sum (placed at interest)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. principal(a)

    Synonyms:
    leading, chief, cardinal, paramount, main, foremost

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "principal":

    main, major, primary, key, chief, senior, leading, core, mainly, director, principals, top, master, principale, parent, capital, principle, lead, 1st, keynote, prime, basic, primarily

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. principal

    Synonyms:
    General practise principal

How to pronounce principal?

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How to say principal in sign language?

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How to use principal in a sentence?

  1. John Dryden:

    Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.

  2. Dmitri Trenin:

    The visit will solidify the political relationship; confirm Russia as India's principal purveyor of arms; and expand ties in other areas, such as nuclear energy.

  3. Laurie Mattaliano:

    I got a call from the principal that afternoon and she said there had been a negative parent reaction and they had decided to edit out all political references, it seems so silly.

  4. Diosdado Cabello:

    One of the principal conspirators of the coup has just been arrested, they will have to pay before the courts for the failed coup that they attempted.

  5. Michael Silverton:

    We started building out our leveraged finance business six years ago from scratch, and it took us some time to build the relationships, in addition to our core advisory expertise, we have been working with clients across DCM, ECM and our principal transactions team, which has helped to solidify these relationships.


Translations for principal

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  • مديرة, رئيسي, مديرArabic
  • প্রধান শিক্ষকBengali
  • hlavníCzech
  • rektorDanish
  • Schulvorsteher, Schulleiter, Schulleiterin, Schulvorsteherin, Schuldirektor, hauptsächlichGerman
  • kapitalo, precipa, lernejestroEsperanto
  • principal de escuela, jefe de estudios, principal, director, director de escuelaSpanish
  • pää-, rehtori, pääasiallinenFinnish
  • directeur, proviseur, directrice, proviseure, principalFrench
  • ard-ven-ynsee, ard-ynseyder, ard-venainshtyr, bun-argid, ard-vainshtyr, ard-er-ynseeManx
  • מְנַהֵל, מְנַהֶלֶתHebrew
  • Hungarian
  • principale, preside, capitaleItalian
  • 校長, 主要な, 学校長Japanese
  • atuarfiit pisortaat, atuarfiup pisortaaKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 校長, 원금, 학교 교장, 주요한, 교장Korean
  • kapitalasLithuanian
  • tumuaki, aporeiMāori
  • schoolhoofd, voornaamste, rector, principaalDutch
  • rektorNorwegian
  • kapitał, podstawowy, głównyPolish
  • principal, diretorPortuguese
  • principal, directorRomanian
  • [[основной, главный, директри́са, ре́ктор, дире́ктор, основной, [[основно́й]] [[долг]]Russian
  • glávenSlovene
  • kapitalbelopp, huvudsaklig, kapital, rektorSwedish
  • หลักThai
  • asılTurkish
  • 校長, chủ yếu, chính, hiệu trưởngVietnamese
  • 主要Chinese

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