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Adjective subordinate has 4 senses
- subordinate, low-level - lower in rank or importance
Antonyms: dominant, ascendant, ascendent, dominating, controlling, governing, in charge, overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating, possessive, sovereign, supreme, superior
- subordinate - subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"
Antonyms: insubordinate, contumacious, disobedient, unruly, mutinous, rebellious
- dependent, subordinate - of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
- junior-grade, inferior, lower, lower-ranking, lowly, petty, secondary, subaltern, subordinate - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
Antonym: senior (indirect, via junior)