What is the antonym of “eldest”?
The antonyms of eldest are youngest and junior. These words describe the opposite ends of a spectrum in terms of age or rank.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Being the lowest in age or rank among a group of people.
As the youngest member of the team, she was often underestimated, but she proved herself to be a valuable asset.
Ranking below someone else in terms of age, experience, or authority.
He was promoted to a junior position in the company, which meant he had to report to someone with more experience.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Youngest refers to the lowest age or rank in a group, while junior refers to a lower rank or position relative to someone else.
- 2Youngest is used to describe the last-born child in a family, while junior is used to describe someone who holds a lower rank or position in an organization.
Good things to know
- 1Family Relationships: Use youngest to describe the last-born child in a family.
- 2Workplace Hierarchy: Use junior to describe someone who holds a lower rank or position in an organization.
- 3Comparisons: Use youngest and junior to compare age or rank differences between people.