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Synonyms for currentˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. current, electric current(noun)

    a flow of electricity through a conductor

    "the current was measured in amperes"

    stream, current, flow, electric current

    superannuated, obsolescent, outdated, disused, out-of-date, dead, noncurrent, back(a), obsolete

  2. current, stream(noun)

    a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)

    "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"

    stream, current, watercourse, flow, electric current

    superannuated, back(a), obsolescent, disused, out-of-date, noncurrent, outdated, dead, obsolete

  3. stream, flow, current(adj)

    dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas

    "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"

    current, rate of flow, catamenia, flowing, period, menstruation, menstruum, menses, flow, watercourse, flow rate, electric current, stream

    dead, back(a), noncurrent, obsolete, superannuated, obsolescent, disused, outdated, out-of-date

  4. current(adj)

    occurring in or belonging to the present time

    "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"

    superannuated, obsolete, outdated, dead, back(a), noncurrent, disused, obsolescent, out-of-date


  1. current(adjective)

    present, fashionable, prevailing, prevalent, rife, up-to-date, stream, electric current, tendency, flow

    out-of-date, future, unfashionable, past

  2. current(noun)

    The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction.

    prevalent, present, up-to-date, rife, fashionable, prevailing, tendency, electric current, flow, stream

    past, future, out-of-date, unfashionable

  3. current(noun)

    The time rate of flow of electric charge.

    stream, electric current, flow, prevailing, rife, prevalent, present, up-to-date, fashionable, tendency

    future, unfashionable, out-of-date, past

  4. current(noun)

    A tendency or a course of events.

    stream, flow, tendency, electric current

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. current

    That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.

    A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.

    Trench On the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [W. J. Widdleton]

    Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.

    accepted, accredited, authentic, authoritative, authorized, certain, genuine, legitimate, original, real, received, reliable, sure, true, trustworthy, veritable

    apocryphal, baseless, counterfeit, disputed, exploded, fabulous, false, fictitious, spurious, unauthorized

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. current(a.)

    common, general, popular, rife, generally received, in every one's mouth

  2. current(a.)

    circulating (as money), passing from hand to hand

  3. current(a.)

    present, existing, instant, now passing

  4. current(n.)

    stream, moving fluid

  5. current(n.)

    tide, running water

  6. current(n.)

    course, progression

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