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’

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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