Synonyms of cardinal in English:

cardinal


See definition of cardinal

adjective

1‘one of the cardinal principles of the law of trusts’

SYNONYMS

fundamental, basic, main, chief, primary, prime, principal, premier, first, leading, capital, paramount, pre-eminent

important, major, foremost, top, topmost, greatest, highest, key

essential, vital, crucial, intrinsic, integral, elemental, rudimentary, root, radical

ANTONYMS

unimportant

2‘a black dress with cardinal trimmings’

SYNONYMS

scarlet, red, crimson, vermilion, cinnabar, wine, wine-coloured, claret, claret-red, claret-coloured

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