Synonyms of incumbent in English:

incumbent


See definition of incumbent

adjective

1‘it is incumbent on the government to give a clear lead’

SYNONYMS
binding, obligatory, mandatory, necessary, compulsory, required, requisite, essential, imperative
ANTONYMS

optional

2‘the incumbent President had been defeated’

SYNONYMS
current, existing, present, in office, in power
reigning
ANTONYMS

past, future


noun

1‘the first incumbent of the post was appointed in 1961’

SYNONYMS
holder, bearer, occupant
office-holder, office-bearer, officer, functionary, official