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Synonyms for principal
ˈprɪn sə pəl

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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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. principal

    Synonyms:
    General practise principal

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How to use principal in a sentence?

  1. Otto von Bismarck:

    When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.

  2. Edwin Ivanauskas:

    What goes toward the principal is $200 more a month.

  3. Bill Gross:

    Negative returns and principal losses in many asset categories are increasingly possible unless nominal growth rates reach acceptable levels, i don’t like bonds; I don’t like most stocks; I don’t like private equity. Real assets such as land, gold, and tangible plant and equipment at a discount are favored asset categories.

  4. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:

    All of Indiana mourns the loss of Principal Susan Jordan, our hearts ache for her family, the school community and for all the children who were fortunate enough to be part of her world. Hoosiers will never forget that Principal Jordan lived the life of a hero and can always be grateful for her service and courage.

  5. Ben Rhodes:

    We have problems with this legislation in its own right, but our principal focus right now is, let's give time and space to the negotiators to see if they get this done, do not take action over the course of the next couple of months that could jeopardize those negotiations by backing the Iranians and the rest of the world away from the table.

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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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