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leading

Synonyms of leading in English:

adjective

  • 1 he played the leading role in his team's narrow victory
    main, chief, major, prime, most significant, principal, foremost, key, supreme, paramount, dominant, superior, ruling, directing, guiding, controlling, essential, cardinal, central, focal;
    momentous, noteworthy, notable
    informal number-one
    [Antonyms] secondary, subordinate
  • 2 the leading industrially developed countries
    most powerful, most important, foremost, greatest, chief, outstanding, pre-eminent, richest, principal, dominant, most influential, most illustrious, paramount, top-tier, top-rank, of the first rank, first-rate
    [Antonyms] minor, secondary, second-rate
  • 3 last season's leading scorer
    top, highest, best, first;
    superlative, unsurpassed, unexcelled, front, in first place, lead, unparalleled, matchless, peerless, incomparable, star, arch-
    [Antonyms] last, worst
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