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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. Kyrsten Sinema:

    I think we need more women in office, for sure, on the Republican side, I think we have 22 women in the House. I'm the only female veteran woman Republican in the House. We need to represent the diversity of our country, right ? The more women we can have running and winning, the better off we'll be.

  2. David Balderrama:

    Many employers don’t seem to understand the veterans ’ skills and how those can translate for them. … If they would make that effort to see these men and women have what it takes to be great employees, they would understand the benefits they get in hiring a veteran.

  3. Matt Zeller:

    Starbucks, like we do, acknowledge their sacrifice and their effort is that of a veteran.

  4. 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.

  5. Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg:

    As a veteran, and as a mayor, I've seen what we can achieve when we have each other's backs, but in today's divided America, we're at each other's throats.


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