Antonyms of noun former

1 sense of former

Sense 1
former -- (the first of two or the first mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today")
       Antonym of latter (Sense 1)
      => latter -- (the second of two or the second mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun former

1 sense of former

Sense 1
former -- (the first of two or the first mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today")
       => first, number one -- (the first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted to be the first")

Antonyms of adj former

4 senses of former

Sense 1
former (prenominal) (vs. latter) -- (referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several); "the novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one")

latter(prenominal) (vs. former) -- (referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several); "in the latter case")
        => last mentioned -- (the one most recently mentioned; "the last mentioned pianist")

Sense 2
erstwhile (prenominal), former (prenominal), old, onetime (prenominal), one-time (prenominal), quondam (prenominal), sometime (prenominal) -- (belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover")

INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

Sense 3
former (prenominal), late (prenominal), previous (prenominal) -- ((used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House")

INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

Sense 4
early (prenominal), former (prenominal), other (prenominal) -- (belonging to the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times")

INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

Similarity of adj former

4 senses of former

Sense 1
former (prenominal) (vs. latter) -- (referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several); "the novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one")

Sense 2
erstwhile (prenominal), former (prenominal), old, onetime (prenominal), one-time (prenominal), quondam (prenominal), sometime (prenominal) -- (belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover")
       => past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

Sense 3
former (prenominal), late (prenominal), previous (prenominal) -- ((used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House")
       => past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

Sense 4
early (prenominal), former (prenominal), other (prenominal) -- (belonging to the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times")
       => past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

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