Synonyms of veteran in English:

veteran


See definition of veteran

noun

1‘an army veteran’

SYNONYMS

retired soldier

old hand, old-timer, old stager

past master, doyen, authority, master, grandmaster, master hand, expert, virtuoso, maestro

informal pro, ace, hotshot, old warhorse

ANTONYMS

novice, apprentice, recruit


adjective

1‘a veteran diplomat specializing in US affairs’

SYNONYMS

long-serving, seasoned, mature, old, established

hardened

adept, master, expert, consummate, well versed, well trained, practised, experienced, worldly-wise, qualified, proficient, professional

informal battle-scarred, crack, ace, mean