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

4 senses of cardinal

Sense 1
cardinal -- ((Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes)
       => bishop -- (a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ)

Sense 2
cardinal number, cardinal -- (the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order)
       => number -- (a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence")

Sense 3
cardinal, carmine -- (a variable color averaging a vivid red)
       => red, redness -- (red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood)

Sense 4
cardinal, cardinal grosbeak, Richmondena Cardinalis, Cardinalis cardinalis, redbird -- (crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male)
       => finch -- (any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds)

Antonyms of adj cardinal

2 senses of cardinal

Sense 1
cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal -- (serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure")

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Sense 2
cardinal (vs. ordinal) -- (being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers")

ordinal (vs. cardinal) -- (being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh")
        => zero -- (indicating an initial point or origin)
        => zeroth -- (preceding even the first)
        => first, 1st -- (indicating the beginning unit in a series)
        => second, 2nd, 2d -- (coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude)
        => third, 3rd, tertiary -- (coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position)
        => fourth, 4th, quaternary -- (coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude; "the quaternary period of geologic time extends from the end of the tertiary period to the present")
        => fifth, 5th -- (coming next after the fourth and just before the sixth in position)
        => sixth, 6th -- (coming next after the fifth and just before the seventh in position)
        => seventh, 7th -- (coming next after the sixth and just before the eighth in position)
        => eighth, 8th -- (coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position)
        => ninth, 9th -- (coming next after the eighth and just before the tenth in position)
        => tenth, 10th -- (coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position)
        => eleventh, 11th -- (coming next after the tenth and just before the twelfth in position)
        => twelfth, 12th -- (coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position)
        => thirteenth, 13th -- (coming next after the twelfth in position)
        => fourteenth, 14th -- (coming next after the thirteenth in position)
        => fifteenth, 15th -- (coming next after the fourteenth and just before the sixteenth in position)
        => sixteenth, 16th -- (coming next after the fifteenth in position)
        => seventeenth, 17th -- (coming next after the sixteenth in position)
        => eighteenth, 18th -- (coming next after the seventeenth in position)
        => nineteenth, 19th -- (coming next after the eighteenth in position)
        => umpteenth, umteenth, umptieth -- (last in an indefinitely numerous series)
        => twentieth, 20th -- (coming next after the nineteenth in position)
        => twenty-first, 21st -- (coming next after the twentieth in position)
        => twenty-second, 22nd -- (coming next after the twenty-first in position)
        => twenty-third, 23rd -- (coming next after the twenty-second in position)
        => twenty-fourth, 24th -- (coming next after the twenty-third in position)
        => twenty-fifth, 25th -- (coming next after the twenty-fourth in position)
        => twenty-sixth, 26th -- (coming next after the twenty-fifth in position)
        => twenty-seventh, 27th -- (coming next after the twenty-sixth in position)
        => twenty-eighth, 28th -- (coming next after the twenty-seventh in position)
        => twenty-ninth, 29th -- (coming next after the twenty-eighth in position)
        => thirtieth, 30th -- (coming next after the twenty-ninth in position)
        => thirty-first, 31st -- (coming next after the thirtieth in position)
        => thirty-second, 32nd -- (the ordinal number of thirty-two in counting order)
        => thirty-third, 33rd -- (the ordinal number of thirty-three in counting order)
        => thirty-fourth, 34th -- (the ordinal number of thirty-four in counting order)
        => thirty-fifth, 35th -- (the ordinal number of thirty-five in counting order)
        => thirty-sixth, 36th -- (the ordinal number of thirty-six in counting order)
        => thirty-seventh, 37th -- (the ordinal number of thirty-seven in counting order)
        => thirty-eighth, 38th -- (the ordinal number of thirty-eight in counting order)
        => thirty-ninth, 39th -- (the ordinal number of thirty-nine in counting order)
        => fortieth, 40th -- (the ordinal number of forty in counting order)
        => forty-first, 41st -- (the ordinal number of forty-one in counting order)
        => forty-second, 42nd -- (the ordinal number of forty-two in counting order)
        => forty-third, 43rd -- (the ordinal number of forty-three in counting order)
        => forty-fourth, 44th -- (the ordinal number of forty-four in counting order)
        => forty-fifth, 45th -- (the ordinal number of forty-five in counting order)
        => forty-sixth, 46th -- (the ordinal number of forty-six in counting order)
        => forty-seventh, 47th -- (the ordinal number of forty-seven in counting order)
        => forty-eighth, 48th -- (the ordinal number of forty-eight in counting order)
        => forty-ninth, 49th -- (the ordinal number of forty-nine in counting order)
        => fiftieth, 50th -- (the ordinal number of fifty in counting order)
        => fifty-fifth, 55th -- (the ordinal number of fifty-five in counting order)
        => sixtieth, 60th -- (the ordinal number of sixty in counting order)
        => sixty-fourth, 64th -- (the ordinal number of sixty-four in counting order)
        => sixty-fifth, 65th -- (the ordinal number of sixty-five in counting order)
        => seventieth, 70th -- (the ordinal number of seventy in counting order)
        => seventy-fifth, 75th -- (the ordinal number of seventy-five in counting order)
        => eightieth, 80th -- (the ordinal number of eighty in counting order)
        => eighty-fifth, 85th -- (the ordinal number of eighty-five in counting order)
        => ninetieth, 90th -- (the ordinal number of ninety in counting order)
        => ninety-fifth, 95th -- (the ordinal number of ninety-five in counting order)
        => hundredth, centesimal, 100th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred in counting order)
        => hundred-and-first, 101st -- (the ordinal number of one hundred one in counting order)
        => hundred-and-fifth, 105th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred five in counting order)
        => hundred-and-tenth, 110th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred ten in counting order)
        => hundred-and-fifteenth, 115th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred fifteen in counting order)
        => hundred-and-twentieth, 120th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred twenty in counting order)
        => hundred-and-twenty-fifth, 125th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred twenty-five in counting order)
        => hundred-and-thirtieth, 130th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred thirty in counting order)
        => hundred-and-thirty-fifth, 135th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred thirty-five in counting order)
        => hundred-and-fortieth, 140th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred forty in counting order)
        => hundred-and-forty-fifth, 145th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred forty-five in counting order)
        => hundred-and-fiftieth, 150th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred fifty in counting order)
        => hundred-and-fifty-fifth, 155th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred fifty-five in counting order)
        => hundred-and-sixtieth, 160th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred sixty in counting order)
        => hundred-and-sixty-fifth, 165th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred sixty-five in counting order)
        => hundred-and-seventieth, 170th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred seventy in counting order)
        => hundred-and-seventy-fifth, 175th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred seventy-five in counting order)
        => hundred-and-eightieth, 180th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred eighty in counting order)
        => hundred-and-ninetieth, 190th -- (the ordinal number of one hundred eighty-five in counting order)
        => two-hundredth, 200th -- (the ordinal number of two hundred in counting order)
        => three-hundredth, 300th -- (the ordinal number of three hundred in counting order)
        => four-hundredth, 400th -- (the ordinal number of four hundred in counting order)
        => five-hundredth, 500th -- (the ordinal number of five hundred in counting order)
        => thousandth, 1000th -- (the ordinal number of one thousand in counting order)
        => millionth -- (the ordinal number of one million in counting order)
        => billionth -- (the ordinal number of one billion in counting order)
        => trillionth -- (the ordinal number of one trillion in counting order)
        => quadrillionth -- (the ordinal number of one quadrillion in counting order)
        => quintillionth -- (the ordinal number of one quintillion in counting order)
        => nth, n-th -- (last or greatest in an indefinitely large series; "to the nth degree")

Similarity of adj cardinal

2 senses of cardinal

Sense 1
cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal -- (serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure")
       => important (vs. unimportant), of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

Sense 2
cardinal (vs. ordinal) -- (being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers")
       => zero, 0 -- (indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; "a zero score")
       => non-zero -- (not involving zero)
       => one, 1, i, ane -- (used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; "`ane' is Scottish")
       => two, 2, ii -- (being one more than one; "he received two messages")
       => three, 3, iii -- (being one more than two)
       => four, 4, iv -- (being one more than three)
       => five, 5, v -- (being one more than four)
       => six, 6, vi, half dozen, half-dozen -- (denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units)
       => seven, 7, vii -- (being one more than six)
       => eight, 8, viii -- (being one more than seven)
       => nine, 9, ix -- (denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten)
       => ten, 10, x -- (being one more than nine)
       => eleven, 11, xi -- (being one more than ten)
       => twelve, 12, xii, dozen -- (denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units)
       => thirteen, 13, xiii -- (being one more than twelve)
       => fourteen, 14, xiv -- (being one more than thirteen)
       => fifteen, 15, xv -- (being one more than fourteen)
       => sixteen, 16, xvi -- (being one more than fifteen)
       => seventeen, 17, xvii -- (being one more than sixteen)
       => eighteen, 18, xviii -- (being one more than seventeen)
       => nineteen, 19, xix -- (being one more than eighteen)
       => twenty, 20, xx -- (denoting a quantity consisting of 20 items or units)
       => twenty-one, 21, xxi -- (being one more than twenty)
       => twenty-two, 22, xxii -- (being two more than twenty)
       => twenty-three, 23, xxiii -- (being three more than twenty)
       => twenty-four, 24, xxiv -- (being four more than twenty)
       => twenty-five, 25, xxv -- (being five more than twenty)
       => twenty-six, 26, xxvi -- (being six more than twenty)
       => twenty-seven, 27, xxvii -- (being seven more than twenty)
       => twenty-eight, 28, xxviii -- (being eight more than twenty)
       => twenty-nine, 29, xxix -- (being nine more than twenty)
       => thirty, 30, xxx -- (being ten more than twenty)
       => thirty-one, 31, xxxi -- (being one more than thirty)
       => thirty-two, 32, xxxii -- (being two more than thirty)
       => thirty-three, 33, xxxiii -- (being three more than thirty)
       => thirty-four, 34, xxxiv -- (being four more than thirty)
       => thirty-five, 35, xxxv -- (being five more than thirty)
       => thirty-six, 36, xxxvi -- (being six more than thirty)
       => thirty-seven, 37, xxxvii -- (being seven more than thirty)
       => thirty-eight, 38, xxxviii -- (being eight more than thirty)
       => thirty-nine, 39, ixl -- (being nine more than thirty)
       => forty, 40, xl, twoscore -- (being ten more than thirty)
       => forty-one, 41, xli -- (being one more than forty)
       => forty-two, 42, xlii -- (being two more than forty)
       => forty-three, 43, xliii -- (being three more than forty)
       => forty-four, 44, xliv -- (being four more than forty)
       => forty-five, 45, xlv -- (being five more than forty)
       => forty-six, 46, xlvi -- (being six more than forty)
       => forty-seven, 47, xlvii -- (being seven more than forty)
       => forty-eight, 48, xlviii -- (being eight more than forty)
       => forty-nine, 49, il -- (being nine more than forty)
       => fifty, 50, l -- (being ten more than forty)
       => fifty-one, 51, li -- (being one more than fifty)
       => fifty-two, 52, lii -- (being two more than fifty)
       => fifty-three, 53, liii -- (being three more than fifty)
       => fifty-four, 54, liv -- (being four more than fifty)
       => fifty-five, 55, lv -- (being five more than fifty)
       => fifty-six, 56, lvi -- (being six more than fifty)
       => fifty-seven, 57, lvii -- (being seven more than fifty)
       => fifty-eight, 58, lviii -- (being eight more than fifty)
       => fifty-nine, 59, ilx -- (being nine more than fifty)
       => sixty, 60, lx, threescore -- (being ten more than fifty)
       => sixty-one, 61, lxi -- (being one more than sixty)
       => sixty-two, 62, lxii -- (being two more than sixty)
       => sixty-three, 63, lxiii -- (being three more than sixty)
       => sixty-four, 64, lxiv -- (being four more than sixty)
       => sixty-five, 65, lxv -- (being five more than sixty)
       => sixty-six, 66, lxvi -- (being six more than sixty)
       => sixty-seven, 67, lxvii -- (being seven more than sixty)
       => sixty-eight, 68, lxviii -- (being eight more than sixty)
       => sixty-nine, 69, ilxx -- (being nine more than sixty)
       => seventy, 70, lxx -- (being ten more than sixty)
       => seventy-one, 71, lxxi -- (being one more than seventy)
       => seventy-two, 72, lxxii -- (being two more than seventy)
       => seventy-three, 73, lxxiii -- (being three more than seventy)
       => seventy-four, 74, lxxiv -- (being four more than seventy)
       => seventy-five, 75, lxxv -- (being five more than seventy)
       => seventy-six, 76, lxxvi -- (being six more than seventy)
       => seventy-seven, 77, lxxvii -- (being seven more than seventy)
       => seventy-eight, 78, lxxviii -- (being eight more than seventy)
       => seventy-nine, 79, ilxxx -- (being nine more than seventy)
       => eighty, 80, lxxx, fourscore -- (being ten more than seventy)
       => eighty-one, 81, lxxxi -- (being one more than eighty)
       => eighty-two, 82, lxxxii -- (being two more than eighty)
       => eighty-three, 83, lxxxiii -- (being three more than eighty)
       => eighty-four, 84, lxxxiv -- (being four more than eighty)
       => eighty-five, 85, lxxxv -- (being five more than eighty)
       => eighty-six, 86, lxxxvi -- (being six more than eighty)
       => eighty-seven, 87, lxxxvii -- (being seven more than eighty)
       => eighty-eight, 88, lxxxviii -- (being eight more than eighty)
       => eighty-nine, 89, ixc -- (being nine more than eighty)
       => ninety, 90, xc -- (being ten more than eighty)
       => ninety-one, 91, xci -- (being one more than ninety)
       => ninety-two, 92, xcii -- (being two more than ninety)
       => ninety-three, 93, xciii -- (being three more than ninety)
       => ninety-four, 94, xciv -- (being four more than ninety)
       => ninety-five, 95, xcv -- (being five more than ninety)
       => ninety-six, 96, xcvi -- (being six more than ninety)
       => ninety-seven, 97, xcvii -- (being seven more than ninety)
       => ninety-eight, 98, xcviii -- (being eight more than ninety)
       => ninety-nine, 99, ic -- (being nine more than ninety)
       => hundred, one hundred, 100, c -- (being ten more than ninety)
       => hundred and one, one hundred one, 101, ci -- (being one more than one hundred)
       => one hundred five, 105, cv -- (being five more than one hundred)
       => one hundred ten, 110, cx -- (being ten more than one hundred)
       => one hundred fifteen, 115, cxv -- (being five more than one hundred ten)
       => one hundred twenty, 120, cxx -- (being ten more than one hundred ten)
       => one hundred twenty-five, 125, cxxv -- (being five more than one hundred twenty)
       => one hundred thirty, 130, cxxx -- (being ten more than one hundred twenty)
       => one hundred thirty-five, 135, cxxxv -- (being five more than one hundred thirty)
       => one hundred forty, 140, cxl -- (being ten more than one hundred thirty)
       => one hundred forty-five, 145, cxlv -- (being five more than one hundred forty)
       => one hundred fifty, 150, cl -- (being ten more than one hundred forty)
       => one hundred fifty-five, 155, clv -- (being five more than one hundred fifty)
       => one hundred sixty, 160, clx -- (being ten more than one hundred fifty)
       => one hundred sixty-five, 165, clxv -- (being five more than one hundred sixty)
       => one hundred seventy, 170, clxx -- (being ten more than one hundred sixty)
       => one hundred seventy-five, 175, clxxv -- (being five more than one hundred seventy)
       => one hundred eighty, 180, clxxx -- (being ten more than one hundred seventy)
       => one hundred ninety, 190, xcl -- (being ten more than one hundred eighty)
       => two hundred, 200, cc -- (being ten more than one hundred ninety)
       => three hundred, 300, ccc -- (being one hundred more than two hundred)
       => four hundred, 400, cd -- (being one hundred more than three hundred)
       => five hundred, 500, d -- (denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units)
       => thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, k -- (denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units)
       => ten thousand -- (denoting a quantity consisting of 10,000 items or units)
       => hundred thousand -- ((in Roman numerals, C written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 100,000 items or units)
       => million -- ((in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units)
       => billion -- (denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States)
       => billion -- (denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain)
       => trillion -- (one million million in the United States)
       => trillion -- (one quintillion in Great Britain)
       => zillion -- (very large indeterminate number; "a zillion people were there")

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