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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 preliminary, introductory, precursory, prefatory, 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

  2. 2 of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject <a course in beginning geology for nonscience majors> Synonyms abecedarian, basal, basic, elementary, elemental, essential, fundamental, introductory, meat-and-potatoes, rudimental, rudimentary, underlyingRelated Words primal, primary, prime, simple; crude, primeval, primitive, primordial, rude, uncomplicated; preliminary, preparatory; crucial, important, keyNear Antonyms complex, sophisticated; complicated, convoluted, detailed, elaborate, extensive, intricate; developed, evolved, high, higher, refinedAntonyms 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 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 Related Words 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 cessation, closing, closure, completion, finale, finish, period, stop, termination, windup Antonyms close, conclusion, end, ending, omega



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