Chief and Major


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Chief adjective – Coming before all others in importance.
Usage example: our chief priority this year will be cutting the budget

Major is a synonym for chief in main topic. In some cases you can use "Major" instead the word "Chief" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like original, important, essential, premier.
Nearby Word: chiefly
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Major adjective – Sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention.
Chief is a synonym for major in main topic. You can use "Chief" instead the word "Major" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as important, characteristic, original, greatest.
Nearby Words: majority, majored, majoring
Synonyms for Major

Things that words describes

point chief point major point
problem chief problem major problem
reason chief reason major reason
advantage chief advantage major advantage
Other nouns: example, difference, villain, boss, antagonist, reasons, antagonists, differences, villains.

Both words in one sentence

  • Chris Partlow, Marlo's chief enforcer, was a major character all through seasons 3-5, but it wasn't until season 5 that Gbenga Akinnagbe was promoted to main cast status.
  • Magazine / Top Secret! The most major example comes from issue 28, where the editor-in-chief butts in (supposedly to remove the reviewer's unrelated ramblings) and instead writes half of the review himself.
  • MARDEK: While regular bosses use the standard piano boss battle theme, major antagonists have specific Boss battle themes when fighting them; fighting Muriance the bandit chief changes his main theme into Muriance Battle, the World's Saviours get their theme changed into Saviours Battle, etc.
    Source: Boss Remix
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