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1. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.

Synonyms

  • generalisation
  • yang
  • yin
  • generality
  • pillar
  • rule
  • feng shui

Antonyms

  • yin
  • black
  • light
  • white

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

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2. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a rule or standard especially of good behavior.

Synonyms

  • accounting principle
  • chivalry
  • moral principle
  • value orientation
  • value
  • legal principle
  • judicial principle
  • scruple
  • judicial doctrine
  • value-system
  • Hellenism
  • ethic
  • accounting standard

Antonyms

  • dark
  • underestimate
  • undervalue
  • overestimate

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

3. principle

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] a basic truth or law or assumption.

Synonyms

  • basics
  • pleasure-unpleasure principle
  • bedrock
  • insurrectionism
  • dictate
  • fundamental principle
  • basic principle
  • Tao
  • fundamentals
  • conservation
  • natural law
  • pleasure principle
  • pleasure-pain principle
  • law
  • reality principle

Antonyms

  • reality principle
  • importance
  • unimportance
  • worthlessness

Etymology

  • principe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • principium (Latin)

4. first

adjective. ['ˈfɝːst'] preceding all others in time or space or degree.

Synonyms

  • prototypical
  • firstborn
  • archetypical
  • premiere
  • eldest
  • prototypic
  • primary
  • basic
  • prototypal
  • initial
  • prime
  • first-year
  • early
  • archetypal
  • original
  • front
  • premier
  • introductory

Antonyms

  • late
  • middle
  • last
  • secondary
  • back

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. first

adjective. ['ˈfɝːst'] indicating the beginning unit in a series.

Synonyms

  • ordinal

Antonyms

  • empty
  • immature

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. first

adverb. ['ˈfɝːst'] before anything else.

Synonyms

  • foremost
  • first of all
  • firstly

Antonyms

  • present
  • old
  • past
  • uncreative

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. first

adverb. ['ˈfɝːst'] the initial time.

Antonyms

  • conventional

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. first

noun. ['ˈfɝːst'] the first or highest in an ordering or series.

Synonyms

  • rank
  • former

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • refrain
  • leave office

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. first

noun. ['ˈfɝːst'] the first element in a countable series.

Synonyms

  • ordinal
  • number 1
  • no.
  • ordinal number

Antonyms

  • stop
  • close
  • stand still
  • go off

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. first

adverb. ['ˈfɝːst'] prominently forward.

Antonyms

  • aft

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))
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