Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / big-shot
FEEDBACK
See definition of big-shot on Dictionary.com
  • as inprominent
  • as inbig shot

synonyms for big-shot

  • distinguished
  • eminent
  • great
  • high-profile
  • leading
  • notable
  • noted
  • notorious
  • outstanding
  • popular
  • preeminent
  • renowned
  • respected
  • well-known
  • VIP
  • big-league
  • big-name
  • celebrated
  • chief
  • famed
  • foremost
  • main
  • top
  • underlined
  • well-thought-of
  • world-class

antonyms for big-shot

MOST RELEVANT
  • inferior
  • insignificant
  • ordinary
  • poor
  • unimportant
  • unknown
  • unremarkable
  • obscure
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
    QUIZ
    Can You Tell The Difference Between "Been" Or "Being"?
    START THE QUIZ

    How to use big-shot in a sentence

    Bates would later recall an assistant director of the FBI barging into the case, “a big shot from Los Angeles who doesn’t know me from Adam.”
    THE BALLAD OF THE CHOWCHILLA BUS KIDNAPPINGKALEB HORTONJULY 23, 2021VOX
    I met someone recently who immediately launched into a 30-second commercial on what a big shot he was, reminding me of a common way of interacting before the pandemic, based on trying to prove your worth based on some external marker of success.
    ASK AMY: READER WORRIES ABOUT POST-PANDEMIC RELATINGAMY DICKINSONAPRIL 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    He didn’t get going until he made the last like two or three shots — which were big shots, by the way.
    WIZARDS ARE HALF-GOOD, AND IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO PREVENT ANOTHER LOSSAVA WALLACEMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    “She’s the queen of making big shots,” said Makrigiorgos’s older sister, Tedi, who was one of the few spectators in the bleachers.
    MADISON COMES THROUGH IN THE CLUTCH TO REACH VIRGINIA CLASS 6 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL FINALKYLE MELNICKFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Cut the lead I think to six, a couple of times, and they came and hit a big shot.
    THE WIZARDS’ DEFENSE AGAIN LETS THEM DOWN IN LOSS AT HOME TO RAPTORSAVA WALLACEFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Herro can create things, but he’s also a rookie who understandably makes more mistakes than he does big shots.
    HOW CAN MIAMI GET BACK INTO THE NBA FINALS?CHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 8, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
    The big room at King's Warren Parsonage was already fairly well filled.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.
    THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
    There were at least a dozen ladies seated round the big table at the Parsonage.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
    Choose the synonym for future
    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO BIG-SHOT

    • big-deal
    • big-league
    • big-shot
    • blue-chip
    • foremost
    • important
    • impressive
    • influential
    • large
    • leading
    • major
    • major-league
    • prominent
    • significant
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.