Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

ensuing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ensuing

  1. 1 being the one that comes immediately after another <business was slow in the restaurant's first year, but the ensuing year saw a much-needed increase> Synonyms coming, next, following, succeedingRelated Words consecutive, sequential, successive; posterior, subsequent; immediate; secondNear Antonyms anterior, former; past; lastAntonyms antecedent, foregoing, precedent, preceding, previous, prior

  2. 2 being, occurring, or carried out at a time after something else <the war and the ensuing famine caused unimaginable suffering> Synonyms after, subsequent, later, posteriorRelated Words behind, belated, delayed, late, slow; closing, concluding, eventual, final, last, latest, latter, terminal, ultimate; followingNear Antonyms advance, advanced, early, prematureAntonyms antecedent, anterior, fore, foregoing, former, precedent, preceding, previous, prior





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ensuing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!