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chief

chief

 
 
pronunciation:
chif
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: the foremost or most important person in a group; leader.
synonyms:
head, kingpin, leader
similar words:
boss, captain, chieftain, dozen, headman, master, paramount, principal, top, top dog
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to the highest leader or office.
synonyms:
first, head, leading, main, paramount, premier, supreme
similar words:
commanding, foremost, master, predominant, primary, ruling, superior, top
definition 2: of principal importance.
Her chief value is as a researcher.
synonyms:
cardinal, main, primary, principal, supreme
similar words:
central, essential, first, foremost, indispensable, key, lead, leading, master, paramount, predominant, premier, prime, ultimate, uppermost
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