Synonyms of primary in English:

primary


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adjective

1‘the police believe that crime detection is their primary role’

SYNONYMS

main, chief, key, prime, central, principal, foremost, first, most important, predominant, paramount, overriding, major, ruling, dominant, master, supreme, cardinal, pre-eminent, ultimate

informal number-one

ANTONYMS

secondary, subordinate

2‘you must start by removing the primary cause of the trouble’

SYNONYMS

original, earliest, initial, beginning, first

essential, fundamental, basic

ANTONYMS

secondary