Synonyms of subordinate in English:

subordinate


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adjective

1‘she kept her distance from subordinate staff’

SYNONYMS
lower-ranking, junior, lower, lesser, inferior, lowly, minor, supporting
second-fiddle
ANTONYMS

superior, senior

2‘a subordinate rule’

SYNONYMS
secondary, lesser, minor, subsidiary, subservient, ancillary, auxiliary, attendant, peripheral, marginal, of little account, of little importance
second-class, second-rate, second-fiddle
supplementary, accessory, additional, extra
ANTONYMS

central, major, chief


noun

1‘the manager and his or her subordinate jointly review performance’

SYNONYMS
junior, assistant, second, second in command, number two, right-hand man, right-hand woman, deputy, aide, adjutant, subaltern, apprentice, underling, flunkey, minion, lackey, mate, inferior
informal sidekick, henchman, second fiddle, girl Friday, man Friday
ANTONYMS

superior, senior