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synonyms for underling

  • attendant
  • aide
  • assistant
  • deputy
  • flunky
  • gofer
  • helper
  • inferior
  • lackey
  • minion
  • peon
  • scrub
  • second
  • serf
  • servant
  • slave
  • second fiddle
  • second stringer

antonyms for underling

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  • master
  • superior
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How to use underling in a sentence

These changes led to the early retirements of elder yakuza leaders, and many underlings also stepped aside.
AS JAPAN’S YAKUZA MOB WEAKENS, FORMER GANGSTERS STRUGGLE TO FIND A ROLE OUTSIDE CRIMEMICHELLE LEE, JULIA MIO INUMAOCTOBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It happened to the women who worked for Dan Snyder and his underlings.
TANYA SNYDER SPOKE OF HER OWN PAIN. SHE LEFT OUT THE WFT’S VICTIMS.BARRY SVRLUGASEPTEMBER 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
During the stressful ramp-up of production for the Model 3, for instance, he comes across as raging and unstable, bullying his underlings, willing to fire anyone in sight and blaming others for problems that he himself caused.
TESLA’S WILD RIDE, STEERED BY ELON MUSKJON GERTNERAUGUST 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s the constant threat of activating her temper that keeps her underlings hustling.
FLACK IS THE MOST DELECTABLE IN A NEW WAVE OF SHOWS ABOUT THE WORKAHOLICS WHO MAKE HOLLYWOOD RUNJUDY BERMANJUNE 11, 2021TIME
In 2016, she sent Shen and a pair of her underlings, including current police chief David Nisleit, to Milwaukee to see for themselves how that city was incorporating ShotSpotter into its investigative work.
SHOTSPOTTER DEVICES WILL GET MORE SCRUTINY GOING FORWARDJESSE MARXMARCH 1, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
When he had pointed that out to an underling he was off again, and Raf was free to continue his crab's progress.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
A casually minded Government took no notice of the little incident, which after all only concerned an Armenian underling.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
Persis could not conceivably mate herself for life to a peevish underling like him.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
Sometimes he is merely an underling, as in the case of the Massachusetts Kiehtan, and his more familiar subordinate, Hobamoc.
THE HOMERIC HYMNSANDREW LANG
A huge reward was offered in the hope that it might induce some discontented underling in the band to expose his comrades.
THE DAUGHTER OF ANDERSON CROWGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
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WORDS RELATED TO UNDERLING

  • adherent
  • attendant
  • auxiliary
  • deputy
  • disciple
  • follower
  • hanger-on
  • hireling
  • junior
  • menial
  • minion
  • minor
  • peon
  • satellite
  • second banana
  • subaltern
  • subject
  • subordinate
  • sycophant
  • underling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.