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

2 senses of posterior

Sense 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 -- (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?")
       => body part -- (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Sense 2
back tooth, posterior -- (a tooth situated at the back of the mouth)
       => tooth -- (hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense)

Antonyms of adj posterior

2 senses of posterior

Sense 1
posterior (vs. anterior) -- (located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure)

anterior (vs. posterior) -- (of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body)
        => frontal -- (belonging to the front part; "a frontal appendage")
        => frontal -- (of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone; "the frontal lobes")
        => prefrontal -- (anterior to a frontal structure; "a prefrontal bone"; "prefrontal lobes")

Sense 2
later (prenominal), ulterior, posterior -- (coming at a subsequent time or stage; "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to")

INDIRECT (VIA subsequent) -> antecedent -- (preceding in time or order)

Similarity of adj posterior

2 senses of posterior

Sense 1
posterior (vs. anterior) -- (located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure)
       => back (prenominal), hind (prenominal), hinder (prenominal) -- (located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass")
       => caudal -- (situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises; "caudal fins"; "the caudal end of the body")
       => retral -- (at or near or toward the posterior)
          Also See-> back#1

Sense 2
later (prenominal), ulterior, posterior -- (coming at a subsequent time or stage; "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to")
       => subsequent (vs. antecedent) -- (following in time or order; "subsequent developments")

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