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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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Words that Rhyme with Underling

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

Example sentences of the word 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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