English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'dignitary'

(noun) 
Definition
a person of high official position or rank
He was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
Synonyms
public figure
,
worthy
The event brought together worthies from many fields.
,
notable
The notables attending included five Senators, two Supreme Court judges and three State Governors.
,
high-up (informal)
,
bigwig (informal)
a bigwig who heads the local parliament
,
celeb (informal)
,
personage
MPs, film stars and other important personages
,
pillar of society
,
pillar of the church
,
notability
They want to get hold of some minor television notability to open the fete.
,
pillar of the state
,
V.I.P.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bigwig
Definition
an important person
a bigwig who heads the local parliament
Synonyms
important person,
heavyweight (informal),
big gun (informal),
celeb (informal),
big shot (informal),
nob (slang),
big cheese (old-fashioned, slang),
big noise (informal),
big hitter (informal),
heavy hitter (informal),
panjandrum,
V.I.P.
in the sense of notability
They want to get hold of some minor television notability to open the fete.
Synonyms
celeb (informal),
megastar (informal),
V.I.P.
in the sense of notable
Definition
a person of distinction
The notables attending included five Senators, two Supreme Court judges and three State Governors.
Synonyms
celeb (informal),
megastar (informal),
V.I.P.

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