Meaning of MINOR in English


I. adjective


Synonyms: little 3, casual, inconsiderable, insignificant, light, petty, shoestring, small-beer, trivial, unimportant

Related Word: dependent; inferior, piddling, trifling; junior, lower

Contrasted words: meaningful, significant

Antonyms: major


lower in standing or reputation than others of the same class

a minor poet of the late eighteenth century

Synonyms: bush, bush-league, dinky, insignificant, lesser, minor-league, secondary, small, small-fry, small-time

Related Word: average, fair, indifferent, mediocre, medium, middling, second-rate, undistinguished, unnoticeable; trivial, unimportant

Contrasted words: chief, foremost, leading, principal

Antonyms: major

II. noun

Synonyms: infant 2

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