Antonyms of noun future

1 of 3 senses of future

Sense 1
future, hereafter, futurity, time to come -- (the time yet to come)
       Antonym of past (Sense 1)
      => past, past times, yesteryear -- (the time that has elapsed; "forget the past")

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

3 senses of future

Sense 1
future, hereafter, futurity, time to come -- (the time yet to come)
       => time -- (the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past)

Sense 2
future, future tense -- (a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future)
       => tense -- (a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time)

Sense 3
future -- (bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date)
       => commodity, trade good, good -- (articles of commerce)

Antonyms of adj future

3 of 4 senses of future

Sense 1
future (vs. past) (vs. present) -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")
        => ago, agone -- (gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an archaic word for `ago'")
        => ancient -- (belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire; "ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece")
        => bygone, bypast, departed, foregone, gone -- (well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a departed era")
        => chivalric, knightly, medieval -- (characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages; "chivalric rites"; "the knightly years")
        => early (prenominal), former (prenominal), other (prenominal) -- (belonging to the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times")
        => 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")
        => 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")
        => historic, historical -- (belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past; "historic victories"; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character")
        => last (prenominal) -- (immediately past; "last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read")
        => late (prenominal), recent -- (of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal")
        => olden -- (long past; "olden days")
        => other (prenominal) -- (recently past; "the other evening")
        => prehistoric, prehistorical -- (belonging to or existing in times before recorded history; "prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples")
        => then (prenominal) -- (at a specific prior time; "the then president")
        => ultimo, ult -- (in or of the month preceding the present one; "your letter received on the 29th ult")
present(prenominal) (vs. future) (vs. past) -- (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")
        => existing -- (presently existing; "the existing system")
        => immediate -- (of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions")
        => instant, inst -- (in or of the present month; "your letter of the 10th inst")
        => latter-day -- (belonging to the present or recent times; "the latter-day problems of our society")

Sense 2
future -- (effective in or looking toward the future; "he was preparing for future employment opportunities")

INDIRECT (VIA prospective) -> retrospective -- (concerned with or related to the past; "retrospective self-justification")

Sense 3
future (prenominal), next, succeeding (prenominal) -- ((of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next president")

INDIRECT (VIA incoming) -> outgoing -- (leaving a place or a position; "an outgoing steamship")

Similarity of adj future

4 senses of future

Sense 1
future (vs. past) (vs. present) -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")
       => approaching, coming (prenominal), forthcoming, upcoming -- (of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions")
       => future day -- (yet to come; "a future-day Gibbon of Macaulay")
       => early -- (expected in the near future; "look for an early end to the negotiations")
       => emerging, rising -- (coming to maturity; "the rising generation")
       => in store (predicate) -- (in readiness; awaiting; "gave us a hint of the excitement that was in store for us")
       => proximo, prox -- (in or of the next month after the present; "scheduled for the 6th prox")
          Also See-> incoming#1; prospective#1

Sense 2
future -- (effective in or looking toward the future; "he was preparing for future employment opportunities")
       => prospective (vs. retrospective) -- (of or concerned with or related to the future; "prospective earnings"; "a prospective mother"; "a prospective bride"; "the statute is solely prospective in operation")

Sense 3
future (prenominal), next, succeeding (prenominal) -- ((of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next president")
       => incoming (vs. outgoing) -- (arriving at a place or position; "incoming class"; "incoming mail")

Sense 4
future -- (a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened; "future auxiliary")

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