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formerly

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of formerly

  1. 1 at an earlier or previous time the newspaper formerly known as “The Newsprint” Synonyms erstwhile, once, onetime Near Antonyms lately, recently; currently, now, presently

  2. 2 so as to precede something in order of time if you didn't get a malaria shot formerly, you'd better get one now Synonyms afore [chiefly dialect], already, antecedently, anteriorly, before, beforehand, earlier, ahead, preliminarily, previouslyRelated Words a priori, early, prematurely; first, first off, now; before long, erelong [archaic], presently, shortly, soonNear Antonyms behind, by and by, next, subsequentlyAntonyms after, afterward (or afterwards), later


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