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synonyms for matriarch

  • matron
  • dame
  • dowager
  • mother
  • queen
  • dignified woman
  • grande dame
See also synonyms for: matriarchal

antonyms for matriarch

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How to use matriarch in a sentence

The matriarch shocks her four adult children by leaking the news of her death while she is still very much alive in order to read what everyone has to say about her.
THE 34 MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL 2021ARIANNA REBOLINIAUGUST 30, 2021TIME
Like a strong matriarch, Merkel aimed to keep the whole family in the tent.
CAN GERMANY LEAD WITHOUT MERKEL?NICK FOURIEZOSAPRIL 14, 2021OZY
Jessica Walter, an Emmy-winning screen and stage veteran best known for playing Lucille Bluth, the manipulative, wine-guzzling, emotionally withholding matriarch on “Arrested Development,” died March 24 at her home in New York City.
JESSICA WALTER, EMMY-WINNING ACTRESS ON ‘ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT,’ DIES AT 80HARRISON SMITHMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The matriarch was active until complications from diabetes started causing intense pain in her legs.
THE NURSING HOME DIDN’T SEND HER TO THE HOSPITAL, AND SHE DIEDBY SEAN CAMPBELLJANUARY 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
The fault of the drama lies in the uncertain conception of the characters, and particularly of that of the Matriarch herself.
HENRIK IBSENEDMUND GOSSE
Matriar′chalism, the character of possessing matriarchal customs; Matriar′chate, the position of a matriarch.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 2 OF 4: E-M)VARIOUS
It was the initial Matriarch's of the season, and rumor had it that it was to be a very smart affair.
EDENEDGAR SALTUS
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WORDS RELATED TO MATRIARCH

  • matriarch
  • matron
  • widow
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