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Important and powerful person or people - thesaurus

Synonyms

figure

noun

someone who is important in some way

magnate

noun

a successful and important person with a lot of power in a particular industry

VIP

noun

very important person: used for referring to someone who receives special treatment because they are powerful or famous

prime mover

noun

someone who has a major influence on the starting or development of something

leading light

noun

a very important or respected person in a group, organization, or area of activity

establishment

noun

used for referring to powerful people in a particular profession or section of society

eminence

noun

formal an important respected person

authority figure

noun

someone who is or seems strong and powerful

mover and shaker

noun

someone who is powerful or who has a lot of influence

a force to be reckoned with

a person, business etc, especially an opponent, whose influence or ability deserves to be respected

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a big fish in a small pond

someone who is important or powerful only because there are not many other people competing with them

a name to conjure with

the name of a person or organization that is very important or has a lot of influence

arbiter

noun

someone whose opinions about a subject have a lot of influence

baron

noun

a powerful person in a particular type of business

big beast

noun

mainly journalism someone who is well known because they are very successful or powerful

the big boys

noun

informal powerful or important people

big cheese

noun

informal an important or powerful person

the big enchilada

the best or most important person

big gun

noun

informal a powerful or important person or group of people

Big Man on Campus

noun

Americaninformal a BMOC

big noise

noun

informal a person or organization that has a lot of power and influence

big shot

noun

informal an important person in an organization

big wheel

noun

informal a big cheese

bigwig

noun

informal an important and powerful person in an organization

BMOC

noun

Americaninformal Big Man on Campus: a male student at a college or university who is important, popular, and successful, especially at sport

demigod

noun

an important person who is admired by people as if they were a god. This word shows that you think people are silly for treating someone like this.

dignitary

noun

someone who has an important official position

éminence grise

noun

formal someone who secretly has power in a particular area of activity, because they can influence a powerful person in an important official position

fat cat

noun

informalshowing disapproval a very rich and powerful person, usually in business or politics

force

noun

someone or something that has a powerful influence on what happens

friends in high places

people who are powerful and important and who will help you

giant

noun

someone who is very successful and important, especially in the arts

godfather

noun

mainly journalism a man who has had a very strong influence in creating something

goliath

noun

a person or organization that is very large, powerful, or important

grandee

noun

a very important and powerful person, especially in politics

the Great

noun

used after the name of an important person in history for showing that they had a lot of power or respect

heavy

noun

informal an important or powerful person

heavy hitter

noun

mainly Americaninformal a person or organization with a lot of influence and power, especially in politics or business

heavyweight

noun

someone or something that has a lot of influence, status, or knowledge

his/her nibs

used for referring humorously to someone who is important or who thinks they are important

hitter

noun

someone who has a particular amount of power or influence, especially in politics or business

kahuna

noun

informal someone who is very important or who knows a lot, especially about computers

kingmaker

noun

mainly journalism someone who helps to choose people for important or powerful jobs

kingpin

noun

the most important person in a group or organization

linchpin

noun

a person or thing that is essential to a group, organization, system, or plan

lynchpin

another spelling of linchpin

mogul

noun

an important and powerful person in a particular activity or industry

Mr Big

informal a man who is very important and powerful. This is often used humorously about a criminal leader.

nabob

noun

a person who many people think has too much money, power, and influence

notables

noun

often humorous important people

number one

noun

the person or thing that is first in order or importance

personage

noun

formal an important or famous person

player

noun

a person or organization that influences a situation, especially in business or politics

prince

noun

the best man of a group of men doing the same thing

Svengali

noun

someone who controls the minds of other people and makes them do bad things

titan

noun

a person or organization that is very important or successful

top banana

noun

informal the most important person in a group

top dog

noun

informal the best, most important, or most powerful person in a group, especially the winner in a competition

worthy

noun

formal an important and respected person in a community. This word is often used about people whom you dislike because they think they are very important

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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