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

1 sense of minor

Sense 1
child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling -- (a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster")
       => juvenile, juvenile person -- (a young person, not fully developed)

Antonyms of adj minor

10 senses of minor

Sense 1
minor (vs. major) -- (of lesser importance or stature or rank; "a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads")

major (vs. minor) -- (of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways")
        => leading (predicate), prima (predicate), star (predicate), starring (predicate), stellar (prenominal) -- (indicating the most important performer or role; "the leading man"; "prima ballerina"; "prima donna"; "a star figure skater"; "the starring role"; "a stellar role"; "a stellar performance")

Sense 2
minor (vs. major) -- (lesser in scope or effect; "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance")

major (vs. minor) -- (greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding")

Sense 3
minor (vs. major) -- (inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor")

major (vs. minor) -- (greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings")
        => better -- (more than half; "argued for the better part of an hour")

Sense 4
minor (vs. major) -- (of a scale or mode; "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor")

major (vs. minor) -- (of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major")

Sense 5
minor (vs. major), nonaged, underage -- (not of legal age; "minor children")

major (vs. minor) -- (of full legal age)

Sense 6
minor (vs. major) -- (of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance")

major (vs. minor) -- (of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness")

Sense 7
minor (vs. major) -- (of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization)

major (vs. minor) -- (of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics")

Sense 8
minor (postnominal) -- (of the younger of two boys with the same family name; "Jones minor")

INDIRECT (VIA junior) -> senior -- (older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service; "senior officer")

Sense 9
minor, venial -- (warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin")

INDIRECT (VIA pardonable) -> unpardonable -- (not admitting of pardon; "unpardonable behavior")

Sense 10
minor, modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized -- (limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country")

INDIRECT (VIA limited) -> unlimited, limitless -- (having no limits in range or scope; "to start with a theory of unlimited freedom is to end up with unlimited despotism"- Philip Rahv; "the limitless reaches of outer space")

Similarity of adj minor

10 senses of minor

Sense 1
minor (vs. major) -- (of lesser importance or stature or rank; "a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads")
       => insignificant, peanut -- (of little importance or influence or power; of minor status; "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut politicians")
       => secondary -- (not of major importance; "played a secondary role in world events")

Sense 2
minor (vs. major) -- (lesser in scope or effect; "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance")

Sense 3
minor (vs. major) -- (inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor")

Sense 4
minor (vs. major) -- (of a scale or mode; "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor")

Sense 5
minor (vs. major), nonaged, underage -- (not of legal age; "minor children")

Sense 6
minor (vs. major) -- (of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance")

Sense 7
minor (vs. major) -- (of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization)

Sense 8
minor (postnominal) -- (of the younger of two boys with the same family name; "Jones minor")
       => junior (vs. senior) -- (younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service)

Sense 9
minor, venial -- (warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin")
       => pardonable (vs. unpardonable) -- (admitting of being pardoned)

Sense 10
minor, modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized -- (limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country")
       => limited (vs. unlimited) -- (small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success"; "a limited circle of friends")

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