Thesaurus

posterior

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of posterior

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being at or in the part of something opposite the front part
  • the chapel's posterior location in the church serves to make it a quiet retreat

Synonyms for posterior

Words Related to posterior

Near Antonyms for posterior

Antonyms for posterior

2 being, occurring, or carried out at a time after something else
  • artifacts dating from a posterior historical period

Synonyms for posterior

Words Related to posterior

Near Antonyms for posterior

Antonyms for posterior

posterior

noun

Synonyms of posterior (Entry 2 of 2)

the part of the body upon which someone sits
  • the baseball players were always slapping one another on the posterior

Synonyms for posterior

Words Related to posterior

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about posterior

Time Traveler for posterior

Time Traveler

The first known use of posterior was in 1534

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Posterior.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/posterior. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on posterior

Dictionary: Definition of posterior

Medical Dictionary: Definition of posterior

Nglish: Translation of posterior for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of posterior for Arabic Speakers

Comments on posterior

What made you want to look up posterior? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!