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early

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of early

  1. 1 relating to or occurring near the beginning of a process, series, or time period early birds of the Jurassic period Synonyms of early ancient, primal, primeval, primitive, primordial Words Related to early budding, embryonic, germinal, infant; aged, age-old, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dateless, hoary, old, prehistoric (also prehistorical); obsolete, outmoded, out-of-date, passé Near Antonyms of early advanced, complex, developed, evolved, high, higher; full-blown, full-fledged, full-scale Antonyms of early late

  2. 2 occurring before the usual or expected time we had an early dinner so as not to miss the concert Synonyms of early inopportune, precocious, premature, unseasonable, untimely Words Related to early unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen, unlooked-for; abrupt, sudden Near Antonyms of early behindhand, belated, delinquent, latish, overdue, slow, tardy; anticipated, expected; delayed, detained, postponed Antonyms of early late


early

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of early

  1. before the usual or expected time that year spring arrived early Synonyms of early beforehand, inopportunely, precociously, prematurely, unseasonably Words Related to early immediately, instantly, presently, promptly, pronto, punctually; apropos, betimes, seasonably Antonyms of early belatedly, late, tardily



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