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Synonyms for veteran
ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trənvet·er·an

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. veteran

    Synonyms:
    habitue, expert, adept, proficient

    Antonyms:
    tyro, recruit, novice, lubber

Princeton's WordNet

  1. veteran, veteran soldiernoun

    a serviceman who has seen considerable active service

    "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"

    Synonyms:
    stager, vet, old hand, old stager, veteran soldier, warhorse, old-timer, oldtimer, ex-serviceman

    Antonyms:
    inexperienced, inexperient

  2. veteran, vet, ex-servicemannoun

    a person who has served in the armed forces

    Synonyms:
    stager, veterinary, vet, old hand, old stager, veterinary surgeon, veteran soldier, warhorse, veterinarian, old-timer, oldtimer, ex-serviceman

    Antonyms:
    inexperienced, inexperient

  3. veteran, old-timer, oldtimer, old hand, warhorse, old stager, stageradjective

    an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service

    Synonyms:
    antique, stager, stage manager, gaffer, vet, old hand, old stager, old geezer, veteran soldier, warhorse, old-timer, oldtimer, ex-serviceman

    Antonyms:
    inexperienced, inexperient

  4. seasoned, veteran(a)adjective

    rendered competent through trial and experience

    "a seasoned traveler"; "veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer"

    Antonyms:
    inexperienced, inexperient

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Editors Contribution

  1. grognard

    a lifelong professional soldier, a guardsman, the stalwart professionals least likely to run, a soldier with resolve.

    despite overwhelming enemy strength, the grognards held the line and drove them back with heavy losses.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 21, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. veteranadjective

    Synonyms:
    old (in experience), experienced (especially in war)

  2. veterannoun

    Synonyms:
    old soldier

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How to use veteran in a sentence?

  1. Charlene Cakora:

    We want to see US troops come home, but my brother is a Navy veteran and the same Taliban we have been negotiating with have had him since January 31. We are praying President Donald Trump will not leave President Donald Trump behind.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    When I hear some, like Sen. McCain recently, suggest that our secretary of state, John Kerry, who served in the United States Senate, a Vietnam veteran, who's provided exemplary service to this nation, is somehow less trustworthy in the interpretation of what's in a political agreement than the Supreme Leader of Iran -- that's an indication of the degree to which partisanship has crossed all boundaries.

  3. Jeff Miller:

    No veteran should ever fall through the cracks when attempting to receive the care they have earned.

  4. Angel Adams:

    I think my dad is looking down on Nathan…with so much pride because my dad was a fighter and as a veteran, he taught myself, my sister and the grandkids that we should always be thankful to our veterans because they're the reason why we get to be free and make decisions.

  5. Cindy Gaylord:

    He had a great deal of shame and remorse, he is a veteran and told me the fact that he did this to another soldier troubled him. He wants the story printed to remind people that something you do in your youth could haunt you for the rest of your life.

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