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Another word for principal

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Adjective
  1. Most important, influential, or significant

    See also:

    important

  2. Having or exercising authority

    See also:

    over

Noun
  1. The main performer in a theatrical production

Another word for principal

Modifier
Noun

Synonym Study

  • Capital is applied to that which is ranked at the head of its kind or class because of its importance or its special significance the capital city
  • Foremost suggests being first by having moved ahead to that position the foremost statesman of our time
  • Leading may stress capacity for guiding, conducting, or drawing others as well as implying a position first in importance or rank a leading light of the community
  • Main , in strict usage, is applied to the thing, often part of a system or an extensive whole, that is preeminent in size, power, importance, etc. the main line of a railroad
  • Chief is applied to a person or thing first in rank, authority, importance, significance, etc., and usually connotes subordination of all others chief executive officer, the chief advantages
  • Principal is applied to the thing or person having precedence over all others by reason of size, position, importance, etc. the principal rivers of Africa