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prefatory

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of prefatory

  1. coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows <in prefatory remarks he offered his own definition of “civilization”, a word subject to a variety of interpretations> Synonyms beginning, introductory, precursory, preliminary, prelim, prelusive, preparative, preparatory, primaryRelated Words introducing, prefacing, preparing, readying; premonitory, warning; basic, elementary, fundamental; ahead, early, former, preceding, previous, priorNear Antonyms after, behind, following, subsequent





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