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beginning

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of beginning

  1. 1 coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows the beginning part of the book is a portrait of Europe on the eve of the World War I Synonyms of beginning preliminary, introductory, precursory, prefatory, prelim, prelusive, preparative, preparatory, primaryWords Related to beginning introducing, prefacing, preparing, readying; premonitory, warning; basic, elementary, fundamental; ahead, early, former, preceding, previous, priorNear Antonyms of beginning after, behind, following, subsequent

  2. 2 of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject a course in beginning geology for nonscience majors Synonyms of beginning abecedarian, basal, basic, elementary, elemental, essential, fundamental, introductory, meat-and-potatoes, rudimental, rudimentary, underlyingWords Related to beginning primal, primary, prime, simple; crude, primeval, primitive, primordial, rude, uncomplicated; preliminary, preparatory; crucial, important, keyNear Antonyms of beginning complex, sophisticated; complicated, convoluted, detailed, elaborate, extensive, intricate; developed, evolved, high, higher, refinedAntonyms of beginning advanced


beginning

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of beginning

  1. the point at which something begins the actual beginning of the universe is still under debate, with some scientists continuing to uphold the big bang theory Synonyms of beginning alpha, baseline, birth, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold Words Related to beginning drawing board, first base, ground zero, square one; creation, founding, inauguration, initiation, institution, origination; cradle, fountain, fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedbed, source, spring, well, wellspring; dawning, opening; advent, appearance, arrival, debut (also début), emergence; childhood, infancy, youth Near Antonyms of beginning cessation, closing, closure, completion, finale, finish, period, stop, termination, windup Antonyms of beginning close, conclusion, end, ending, omega



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