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Synonyms for formerˈfɔr mər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. former(adj)

    the first of two or the first mentioned of two

    Antonyms:
    latter, present(a), future

  2. former(a)(adj)

    referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several)

    Antonyms:
    latter, future, present(a)

  3. erstwhile(a), former(a), old, onetime(a), one-time(a), quondam(a), sometime(a)(adj)

    belonging to some prior time

    Antonyms:
    latter, present(a), future

  4. former(a), late(a), previous(a)(adj)

    (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

    Antonyms:
    latter, future, present(a)

  5. early(a), former(a), other(a)(adj)

    belonging to the distant past

    Antonyms:
    latter, present(a), future

Wiktionary

  1. former(noun)

    Antonyms:
    latter

  2. former(noun)

    previous

    Synonyms:
    prior, previous, ex-, anterior, erstwhile, quondam

    Antonyms:
    latter

  3. former(adjective)

    first of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun.

    Synonyms:
    anterior, erstwhile, ex-, quondam, previous, prior

    Antonyms:
    latter

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. former

    The efficient cause, that which makes anything to be or be done, is the common meaning of the word, as in the saying "There is no effect without a cause." Every man instinctively recognizes himself acting through will as the cause of his own actions. The Creator is the Great First Cause of all things. A condition is something that necessarily precedes a result, but does not produce it. An antecedent simply precedes a result, with or without any agency in producing it; as, Monday is the invariable antecedent of Tuesday, but not the cause of it. The direct antonym of cause is effect, while that of antecedent is consequent. An occasion is some event which brings a cause into action at a particular moment; gravitation and heat are the causes of an avalanche; the steep incline of the mountain-side is a necessary condition, and the shout of the traveler may be the occasion of its fall. Causality is the doctrine or principle of causes, causation the action or working of causes. Compare DESIGN; REASON.

    Synonyms:
    actor, agent, antecedent, author, causality, causation, cause, condition, creator, designer, fountain, motive, occasion, origin, originator, power, precedent, reason, reason, source, spring

    Antonyms:
    consequence, creation, development, effect, end, end, event, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, product, result

    Preposition:
    The cause of the disaster; cause for interference.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. former(a.)

    Synonyms:
    maker, framer, author, creator, constructor

  2. former(a.)

    Synonyms:
    previous, prior, anterior, antecedent, preceding, foregoing

  3. former(a.)

    Synonyms:
    quondam, ci-devant, late, old-time

  4. former(a.)

    Synonyms:
    past, gone by

  5. former(a.)

    Synonyms:
    first named, first mentioned


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