Predominant Synonyms and Antonyms

prĭ-dŏm'ə-nənt

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Synonyms for Predominant

Supreme in power
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Supreme in power
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Having unlimited power; all-powerful
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(Nonstandard) predominant
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Having might; powerful; strong
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Predominant:
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Eminent above others; excelling others, esp. in a particular quality; surpassing
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Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
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Unconstrained by constitutional or other provisions:
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Of upper-level administrative or managerial personnel or functions
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Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority
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Effective or powerful in action, as a drug or drink
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Burdensome; oppressive
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Existing in fact; actual:
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The definition of efficacious is someone or something that successfully produced a result that was desired.
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So strong as to be overwhelming:
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In Kant's theory of knowledge, being beyond the limits of experience and hence unknowable.
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Exceptional; exceeding:
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The definition of superlative is expressing the very highest degree, or the very best example of something.
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Most important or significant; main; principal
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Having high social rank or influence; prominent:
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The definition of leading is a person or thing in the first, major or primary position or role.
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Main is described as the most important or primary person or thing.
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The definition of primary is something that is the most important, among the most important, something that comes early in development or that is original and not derived from something else.
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Presuming to be or suggesting that one is morally or socially better than others; disdainful or supercilious.
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Dominant, holding sway; holding particular power or influence. [from 17th c.]
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The definition of current is something that is happening now or something that is up to date.
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The definition of rife is something that happens often or is widespread.
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Occurring or accepted widely:
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First in priority; more important than all others:
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having superior power and influence
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Highest in quality, achievement, performance, etc.; most excellent
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Surpassing or controlling.
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Currently ruling or holding a position.
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Of, pertaining to, or in the capacity of a supervisor
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Supreme in power
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The definition of influential is someone or something that has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur.
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Determined or founded on individual discretion, especially when based on one’s opinion, judgment, or prejudice, rather than on fixed rules, procedures, or law. See also abuse of discretion.
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Characterized by the obsessive need to control the actions of others
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Being a species that has the greatest effect within its ecological community, especially by determining the presence, abundance, or type of other species. As a plant community progresses through stages of succession, different species may become dominant for a period until the climax community is reached, at which point the dominant species remains stable until a major disruption occurs. Among animals, the dominant species in a community is generally the top predator or the most abundant or widespread species.
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Highest in rank, power, or authority:
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Generally current; widespread:
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The definition of prevalent is widespread, well known or in general use.
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The definition of principal is the first or highest in importance.
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(Biology) Describing a cell (especially a stem cell) that is capable of developing into any type of cell or forming any type of tissue (also called a totipotent cell). See also pluripotent.
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Based on competent authority; reliable because coming from one who is an expert or properly qualified
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Supreme in power
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Antonyms for Predominant

Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
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Low or lower in order, status, rank, etc.; subordinate
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Lesser in seriousness or danger:
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(Law) Not legally qualified, as testimony that does not meet the standards for admissibility or a juror whose personal interest in the outcome of the case does not allow him or her to serve.
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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Of little or no importance; insignificant; trifling
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The definition of inconsequential is something unimportant or something that doesn't matter.
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Words Related to Predominant

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Intended for, applying to, or acting on a particular thing:
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Synonym Study

  • Preponderant implies superiority in amount, weight, power, importance, etc. the preponderant religion of a country
  • Preeminent implies prominence because of surpassing excellence the preeminent writer of his time
  • Paramount is applied to that which ranks first in importance, authority, etc. of paramount interest to me
  • Dominant refers to that which dominates or controls, or has the greatest effect dominant characteristics in genetics
  • Predominant refers to that which is at the moment uppermost in importance or influence the predominant reason for his refusal
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