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

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. veteran

    habitue, expert, adept, proficient

    tyro, recruit, novice, lubber

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. veteran, veteran soldiernoun

    a serviceman who has seen considerable active service

    "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"

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

    inexperienced, inexperient

  2. veteran, vet, ex-servicemannoun

    a person who has served in the armed forces

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

    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

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

    inexperienced, inexperient

  4. seasoned, veteran(a)adjective

    rendered competent through trial and experience

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

    inexperienced, inexperient

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  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 Synonymes1.5 / 2 votes

  1. veteranadjective

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

  2. veterannoun

    old soldier

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "veteran":

    veterans, senior, old, vet, experienced, combatant, old-timer, fighter, long-time

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  1. Neil Datta:

    Veteran WCF critics frame World Congress of Families as being in favor of family and life and religious freedom, but really what Veteran WCF critics mean is simply different ways of restricting peoples human rights, instead of talking about religious values, Veteran WCF critics've taken the same idea but have put it through a secularizing washing machine so it comes out sounding like modern human rights language.

  2. Steve Parker:

    The average male veteran is single, but the average female veteran is a parent, if not a spouse. So you've got a family dynamic that's impacted negatively when they're unemployed ... so this is one of our more vulnerable populations, if we want take care of veterans and families, we've got to focus on female veterans.

  3. Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald:

    Trust is something that is aimed every single day one veteran at a time, if I can solve [one veteran's] problem I've earned one bit of trust.

  4. Sam Regalbuto:

    If Veteran Mummers have themes that relate to religion, Veteran Mummers make sure Veteran Mummers reach out to people to make sure Veteran Mummers're doing it in celebratory fashion to make sure Veteran Mummers are not offensive in any way, veteran Mummers're adjusting and learning... everyone is welcome.

  5. Tim Bale:

    There was a real feeling among Veteran MPs that Veteran MPs no longer mattered, the decisions were being made by a small group of people in Downing Street and Veteran MPs were simply expected to shut up, fall in line and defend the government no matter what.

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