Major and Subordinate


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Major adjective – Sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention.
Subordinate is an antonym for major in topics: main, bigger.
Nearby Words: majority, majored, majoring
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Subordinate adjective – Having not so great importance or rank as another.
Usage example: his contention is that environment plays a subordinate role to heredity in determining what we become

Major is an antonym for subordinate in topics: lesser, person that serves another.
Nearby Words: subordination, subordinating, subordinated
Antonyms for Subordinate
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Things that words describes

role major role subordinate role
way major way subordinate way
characters major characters subordinate characters
antagonist major antagonist subordinate antagonist
Other nouns: points, bosses, members.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Federation The original Star League also counts; the major members were all left to their own affairs while still being subordinate to the Terran Hegemony.
  • Ceilings are common in subordinate media adaptations of a media property, leaving any major changes for the primary medium for the property to address.
  • Manga / YuYu Hakusho Of special note is Toguro's unwilling subordinate Bui, whose major power is literally and explicitly called Battle Aura; he uses it to fly and shoots pieces of it for attacks.
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