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1. principal

adjective. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] most important element.

Synonyms

  • important
  • primary
  • main
  • of import
  • master

Antonyms

  • minor
  • lack
  • stay in place
  • follow

Etymology

  • principalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Principal

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How do you pronounce principal?

Pronounce principal as ˈprɪnsəpəl.

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How do you spell principal? Is it prinicipal ?

A common misspelling of principal is prinicipal

Example sentences of the word principal


1. Adjective
Determine how much is your principal loan amount and the applicable interest rate.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Put your request for skipping a grade in writing to the school principal and keep a copy.

3. Verb, base form
You can make extra payments to principal at any time without a penalty.

Quotes containing the word principal


1. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
- Mark Twain

2. Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
- John Dryden

3. Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

2. principal

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated.

Synonyms

  • debt

Antonyms

  • insignificant
  • insignificance

Etymology

  • principalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

3. principal

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] the educator who has executive authority for a school.

Synonyms

  • pedagog
  • head
  • pedagogue
  • headmaster
  • school principal
  • headmistress
  • master
  • schoolmaster
  • educator
  • chancellor

Antonyms

  • reverse
  • tail
  • foot
  • employee

Etymology

  • principalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

4. principal

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] an actor who plays a principal role.

Synonyms

  • television star
  • thespian
  • player
  • co-star
  • movie star
  • idol
  • histrion
  • TV star
  • film star
  • role player
  • lead
  • actor
  • matinee idol

Antonyms

  • legal
  • lawful
  • right
  • innocent

Etymology

  • principalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

5. principal

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] capital as contrasted with the income derived from it.

Synonyms

  • principal sum
  • capital

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • worthless
  • inessential

Etymology

  • principalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

6. principal

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account.

Synonyms

  • dealer
  • financier
  • moneyman

Antonyms

  • deficit
  • undock
  • follower
  • natural depression

Etymology

  • principalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

7. principal

noun. ['ˈprɪnsəpəl'] (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement.

Synonyms

  • offender
  • felon
  • outlaw
  • criminal
  • crook
  • wrongdoer

Antonyms

  • decriminalise
  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize

Etymology

  • principalis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)
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