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forebearer

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of forebearer

  1. a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent <villagers who still practice many of the customs of their forebearers> Synonyms father, forebear (also forbear), ancestor, forefather, grandfather, primogenitor, progenitorRelated Words antecessor, predecessor [archaic]; ancestress, foremother, grandmother, matriarch; grandsire [archaic], patriarch, sire [archaic]; ancestry, antecedents, rootsNear Antonyms children, family, issue, lineage, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, stock; daughter, heir, inheritor, scion, son, successorAntonyms descendant (also descendent)




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