- n1. clergyman, churchman, cleric, clerk, Brit. blackcoat; minister, parson, divine, reverend, priest, father, rabbi; padre, abbé, curate, curé, chaplain, U.S. Mil. Sl. sky pilot, U.S. Mil. Sl.Holy Joe; pastor, rector, vicar; dean, canon, prebendary, presbyter; lector, reader, gospeler, deacon, acolyte, sacristan, Eastern Ch. ecclesiarch.2. patriarch, primate, pope, pontiff, archbishop, bishop, prelate, cardinal, archpriest, high priest, hier-arch; capitular, provincial; (both usu. used as titles) eminence, reverence.3. monastic, conventual, religious, cenobite; monk, friar, brother, abbot, prior; nun, sister.4. preacher, evangelist, revivalist, spreader of the Word, missionary, sermonizer, sermonist, (both usu. used disparagingly) pulpiteer, gospel-monger.
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.