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junior

jun·ior

junior

 
 
pronunciation:
jun yr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: younger (used especially in abbreviated form after the name of a son having the same name as his father).
John Smith, Jr., will inherit the entire estate of his father, John Smith, Sr.
antonyms:
senior
similar words:
younger
definition 2: of lower position, rank, or standing; of more recent appointment or shorter tenure.
The company's junior executives hope to climb the corporate ladder.
antonyms:
senior, superior
similar words:
associate, inferior, lesser, lower, minor, petty, second-string, secondary, subaltern, subordinate
definition 3: in U.S. colleges and schools, of the class above sophomore and below senior; third year.
Her grades have been much better now that she's in her junior year.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who is younger than another.
He is my junior by five years.
antonyms:
senior
definition 2: one who is lower in rank or more recent in appointment.
He's not my boss; he's my junior!
synonyms:
assistant
antonyms:
senior, superior
similar words:
associate, inferior, rookie, secondary, subordinate
definition 3: in U.S. schools and colleges, a student in the third year of study in a four-year degree program.
You need to get good grades as a junior if you plan to apply to college the next year.She's a junior, but she's going out with a senior.
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