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foregoing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of foregoing

  1. 1 going before another in time or order your foregoing statement contradicts your latest one Synonyms of foregoing antecedent, anterior, previous, former, precedent, preceding, priorWords Related to foregoing advance, early, premature; earliest, first, inaugural, initial, maiden, original, pioneer; preexisting; introductory, preliminary; erstwhile, whilomNear Antonyms of foregoing advanced, late; closing, concluding, final, last, latest, latter, terminal, ultimateAntonyms of foregoing after, ensuing, following, later, posterior, subsequent, succeeding

  2. 2 mentioned previously for the foregoing reasons, I believe that we have no choice but to deliver a guilty verdict Synonyms of foregoing aforementioned, aforesaid, forenamed, saidWords Related to foregoing above; such; antecedent, anterior, precedent, preceding, prior; introductory, preliminary; erstwhile, former, whilomNear Antonyms of foregoing below; ensuing, following, subsequent, succeeding

Synonym Discussion of foregoing

preceding, antecedent, foregoing, previous, prior, former, anterior mean being before. preceding usually implies being immediately before in time or in place.
    • the preceding sentence
antecedent applies to order in time and may suggest a causal relation.
    • conditions antecedent to the revolution
foregoing applies chiefly to statements.
    • the foregoing remarks
previous and prior imply existing or occurring earlier, but prior often adds an implication of greater importance.
    • a child from a previous marriage
    • a prior obligation
former implies always a definite comparison or contrast with something that is latter.
    • the former name of the company
anterior applies to position before or ahead of usually in space, sometimes in time or order.
    • the anterior lobe of the brain


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