The word “abbess” has 2 syllables: ab-bess.

It's pronounced as /ˈæbɪs/.

What is synonym and antonym for abbess?

In the thesaurus, “abbess” has 10 synonyms and 3 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for abbess along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for abbess

  • abbot
  • anchoress
  • bishop
  • monk
  • novice
  • nun
  • priestess
  • prioress
  • religious
  • sister

Antonyms for abbess

  • layman
  • layperson
  • lector

Meanings of abbess

  • noun
    1. A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks.
    2. (British slang) A woman who runs a brothel; a woman employed by a prostitute to find clients.

Example Sentences

  • The abbess led the convent with grace and wisdom.
  • The young novices sought guidance from the experienced abbess.
  • The peaceful atmosphere of the monastery reflected the serenity cultivated by the wise abbess.
  • The community held great respect for their beloved abbess.
  • In times of uncertainty, the abbess provided solace and counsel to her sisters.

On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to abbess, such as: abbot, anchoress, bishop, layman, layperson, lector, monk.

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