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

1 sense of subaltern

Sense 1
subaltern -- (a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain)
       => commissioned military officer -- (a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps)

Antonyms of adj subaltern

1 sense of subaltern

Sense 1
junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty (prenominal), secondary, subaltern -- (inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary")

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

Similarity of adj subaltern

1 sense of subaltern

Sense 1
junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty (prenominal), secondary, subaltern -- (inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary")
       => junior (vs. senior) -- (younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service)

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