Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun auxiliary

1 sense of auxiliary

Sense 1
aide, auxiliary -- (someone who acts as assistant)
       => assistant, helper, help, supporter -- (a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work")

Antonyms of adj auxiliary

2 senses of auxiliary

Sense 1
auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary -- (functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches")

INDIRECT (VIA secondary) -> primary -- (of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest")

Sense 2
accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary -- (furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other")

INDIRECT (VIA supportive) -> unsupportive -- (not furnishing support or assistance)

Similarity of adj auxiliary

2 senses of auxiliary

Sense 1
auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary -- (functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches")
       => secondary (vs. primary) -- (being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams")

Sense 2
accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary -- (furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other")
       => supportive (vs. unsupportive) -- (furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer")

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