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1. underling

noun. ['ˈʌndɝlɪŋ'] an assistant subject to the authority or control of another.

Synonyms

  • second banana
  • subordinate
  • man
  • supporter
  • cog
  • helper
  • bottom dog
  • assistant
  • foot soldier
  • subsidiary
  • second fiddle
  • associate

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • disservice
  • worsen
  • act

Etymology

  • -ling (English)
  • -ling (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • under (English)
  • under (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Underling

  • ailing
  • aisling
  • alling
  • ambling
  • ambling
  • angling
  • annealing
  • appalling
  • appealing
  • appling
  • appling
  • assailing
  • assembling
  • assembling
  • ayling
  • backpedaling
  • backpedaling
  • boiling
  • bottling
  • bottling

Sentences with underling


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
He’ll put himself first in all scenarios, often barging his underling out of the way to get through a door first, for example.

2. Adjective
Bedrock also features as a major abiotic factor of wetlands, as the underling substrate’s chemistry directly affects the water and what kinds of species wetlands support.

3. Noun, singular or mass
A manager on one project can end up as an underling in another matrix if that suits his skills there.

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