principal

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈprɪnsɪpəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈprɪnsəpəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(prinsə pəl)


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Sense: Adjective: most important
Synonyms:
most important, number one, main , primary , prime , major , big , biggest, leading , chief , key , cardinal, capital , preeminent, supreme, premier , paramount , prominent , dominant, predominant, prevailing , greatest , ultimate , foremost , crowning
Antonyms:
secondary, insignificant, accessory, unimportant, unheard-of, little known, minor , auxiliary, lesser , trivial , lowest-ranked, bottom , second-rate, a far cry from, substandard, worst
Sense: Adjective: highest rank
Synonyms:
leading , chief , head , primary , commanding, top-ranking, top , foremost , premier , preeminent, prime , controlling, ruling
Sense: Noun: head teacher
Synonyms:
administrator , head teacher, headmaster (UK, dated), headmistress (UK, dated), dean , director , head , chief , top dog (informal)
Antonyms:
student , pupil , teacher , assistant , secretary , janitor , caretaker (UK)

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