AskDefine | Define dignitary

Dictionary Definition

dignitary n : an important or influential (and often overbearing) person [syn: very important person, VIP, high-up, panjandrum, high muckamuck]

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  1. an important or influential person, or one of high rank or position

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Establishment, VIP, baron, big cheese, big gun, big man, big name, big noise, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, brass, brass hat, celebrity, chief, dignity, elder, eminence, fat cat, father, figure, great man, high-muck-a-muck, higher-up, hotshot, important person, interests, lion, lords of creation, luminary, magnate, man of mark, mogul, nabob, name, notability, notable, official, panjandrum, person of renown, personage, personality, pillar of society, power, power elite, ruling circle, sachem, somebody, something, star, superstar, the great, the top, top brass, top people, tycoon, very important person, worthy
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