Synonyms and Antonyms of former
1 having been such at some previous time <the coach is a former professional baseball player> Synonyms erstwhile, late, old, once, onetime, other, past, quondam, sometime, whilom Related Words bygone, dead, defunct, departed, expired, extinct, gone, long-ago, vanished Near Antonyms contemporary, current, extant, ongoing, present, present-day; coming, future, prospective, unborn
2 going before another in time or order <the former manual had some errors, but the current version has its own problems> Synonyms antecedent, anterior, foregoing, previous, precedent, preceding, priorRelated Words advance, early, premature; earliest, first, inaugural, initial, maiden, original, pioneer; preexisting; introductory, preliminary; erstwhile, whilomNear Antonyms advanced, late; closing, concluding, final, last, latest, latter, terminal, ultimateAntonyms after, ensuing, following, later, posterior, subsequent, succeeding
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