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current

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of current

  1. 1 accepted, used, or practiced by most people current wisdom on parenting favors allowing children lots of self-expression Synonyms of current conventional, customary, going, popular, prevailing, prevalent, standard, stock, usual Words Related to current average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary; regular, routine; epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread; accustomed, wonted; fashionable, in, modish, stylish Near Antonyms of current abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, uncommon Antonyms of current nonstandard, unconventional, unpopular, unusual

  2. 2 being or involving the latest methods, concepts, information, or styles current therapies for treating cancer have success rates that were undreamed of only a few decades ago Synonyms of current contemporary, modern, designer, hot, mod, modernistic, new, new age, newfangled, new-fashioned, present-day, red-hot, space-age, state-of-the-art, ultramodern, up-to-date, up-to-the-minuteWords Related to current fashionable, happening, in, modish, nouvelle, now, stylish; last, latest; modernized, updated; futuristic, high-tech (also hi-tech); latter-day, recentNear Antonyms of current anachronistic; aged, age-old, ancient, antediluvian, hoary, old, venerable; bygone, former, late, olden, past; antique, historic, historical; retro, retrograde; kaput (also kaputt), obsolete, outmoded, outworn, unmodernized; old-world; discarded, disused, moth-eaten; forgotten, remote; ageless, dateless, timelessAntonyms of current antiquated, archaic, dated, fusty, musty, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, passé

  3. 3 existing or in progress right now the current fund-raising effort Synonyms of current present, extant, immediate, instant, ongoing, present-dayWords Related to current contemporary, mod, modern, modernistic, new, newfangled, new-fashioned, recent, red-hot, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-date; being, breathing, existent, existing, livingNear Antonyms of current coming, future, unborn; completed, concluded, done, ended, finished, over, terminated, through, up; ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, dated, fusty, musty, noncontemporary, obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé; ago, bygone, erstwhile, former, past


current

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of current

  1. 1 a prevailing or general movement or inclination the currents of fashion are always changing Synonyms of current trend, direction, drift, leaning, run, tendency, tide, windWords Related to current curve, downside, shift, swing, turn, turnabout, upside; custom, habit, propensity, tenor, way; countercurrent, countertrend; undercurrent, undertow

  2. 2 noticeable movement of air in a particular direction curtains that were being lightly lifted by a fresh current from the open window Synonyms of current wind, draftWords Related to current blast, blow, flurry, gale, gust, headwind, squall, tailwind, tempest, tornado, windstorm; breath, breeze, puff, waft, zephyr

Synonym Discussion of current

tendency, trend, drift, tenor, current mean movement in a particular direction. tendency implies an inclination sometimes amounting to an impelling force.
    • a general tendency toward inflation
trend applies to the general direction maintained by a winding or irregular course.
    • the long-term trend of the stock market is upward
drift may apply to a tendency determined by external forces
    • the drift of the population away from large cities
or it may apply to an underlying or obscure trend of meaning or discourse.
    • got the drift of her argument
tenor stresses a clearly perceptible direction and a continuous, undeviating course.
    • the tenor of the times
current implies a clearly defined but not necessarily unalterable course.
    • an encounter that changed the current of my life


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