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Synonyms for posteriorpɒˈstɪər i ər, poʊ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass(noun)

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

    screw, arse, keister, female genital organ, substructure, stinkpot, goat, cornerstone, stern, lavatory, git, croup, arsehole, butt, shadower, crapper, commode, throne, skunk, base, tooshie, foundation, butt end, lav, derriere, can buoy, shag, place, seat, prat, bottomland, hind end, behind, tin can, scum bag, asshole, freighter, understructure, ass, stub, backside, after part, female genitals, tramp, female genitalia, idler, nookie, toilet, piece of tail, laughingstock, shtup, poop, foot, screwing, posterior, potty, bathroom, quarter, do-nothing, back end, dirty dog, tush, tail, merchantman, canful, can, croupe, butt joint, john, back tooth, bunghole, nates, rat, rump, nooky, pot, back, privy, underside, piece of ass, rear end, rear, layabout, bottom, buns, merchant ship, undersurface, tail assembly, hobo, loafer, fundament, stool, roll in the hay, empennage, rotter, so-and-so, stooge, target, stinker, buttocks, bottom of the inning, hindquarters, bum, cigaret, coffin nail, tin, crumb, groundwork, shadow, fag end, cigarette, bed, basis, tail end, fanny, lowlife, puke

    prefrontal, antecedent, frontal, anterior

  2. back tooth, posterior(adj)

    a tooth situated at the back of the mouth

    rear end, tush, tooshie, buns, derriere, fanny, bottom, backside, buttocks, seat, stern, hind end, tail, bum, prat, rear, can, behind, back tooth, hindquarters, ass, arse, posterior, rump, fundament, nates, butt, tail end, keister

    anterior, antecedent, prefrontal, frontal

  3. posterior(adj)

    located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure

    ulterior, later(a)

    frontal, antecedent, prefrontal, anterior

  4. later(a), ulterior, posterior(adj)

    coming at a subsequent time or stage

    "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to"

    frontal, anterior, prefrontal, antecedent


  1. posterior(noun)


  2. posterior(adjective)

    Located behind, or towards the rear of an object.

    back, hinder, rear


  3. posterior(adjective)

    Following in order or in time.



  4. posterior(adjective)

    Nearer the back end; nearer the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the dorsal end in bipeds.


  5. posterior(adjective)

    Next to, or facing the main stem or axis.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. posterior

    after, concluding, consequent, following, hind, hinder, hindmost, later, latter, subsequent, succeeding

    antecedent, anterior, earlier, foregoing, former, forward, front, introductory, precedent, preceding, preliminary, previous, prior

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. posterior(a.)

    subsequent, following, later, after, succeeding, ensuing

  2. posterior(a.)

    hind, hinder, back, rear

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List of paraphrases:

subsequent, hind, backside, later, posteriori, post

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