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

Thesaurus

erstwhile

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of erstwhile

  1. having been such at some previous time <my erstwhile friend ignored me when I ran into her at the mall> Synonyms former, late, old, once, onetime, other, past, quondam, sometime, whilomRelated Words bygone, dead, defunct, departed, expired, extinct, gone, long-ago, vanishedNear Antonyms contemporary, current, extant, ongoing, present, present-day; coming, future, prospective, unborn




erstwhile

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of erstwhile

  1. at an earlier or previous time <there's now a store where erstwhile lay green and pleasant pastures> Synonyms formerly, once, onetimeNear Antonyms lately, recently; currently, now, presently





Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to the heavens

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

divulge beat placate defame
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ