Synonyms of leading in English:

leading


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adjective

1‘he played the leading role in his team's narrow victory’

SYNONYMS

main, chief, major, prime, most significant, principal, foremost, key, supreme, paramount, dominant, superior, ruling, directing, guiding, controlling, essential, cardinal, central, focal

momentous, noteworthy, notable

informal number-one

ANTONYMS

secondary, subordinate

2‘the leading industrially developed countries’

SYNONYMS

most powerful, most important, foremost, greatest, chief, outstanding, pre-eminent, richest, principal, dominant, most influential, most illustrious, paramount, top-tier, top-rank, of the first rank, first-rate

ANTONYMS

minor, secondary, second-rate

3‘last season's leading scorer’

SYNONYMS

top, highest, best, first

superlative, unsurpassed, unexcelled, front, in first place, lead, unparalleled, matchless, peerless, incomparable, star, arch-

ANTONYMS

last, worst