Contemporary Synonyms and Antonyms

kən-tĕm'pə-rĕr'ē

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Synonyms for Contemporary

Of or relating to a recently developed or advanced style, technique, or technology:
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Existing or happening in the same period of time
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Being in agreement or harmony:
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Now in existence or progress; current:
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(Elec.) Designating or of a machine, specif. an alternating-current motor, generator, or converter, whose normal operating speed is exactly proportional to the frequency of the current in the circuit to which it is connected
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A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
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Being at hand or in attendance:
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Generally accepted.
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A person who has equal standing with another or others, as in rank, class, or age:
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One of two parts that fit and complete each other.
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Of the same age or period; contemporary
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Occurring, done, existing, etc. together or at the same time
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Of or concerned with language, mores, etc. at a given time, without reference to historical antecedents
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Contemporary; coeval
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Occurring at the same time
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Being in accord with the latest ideas, improvements, or styles:
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A person of the same class or rank; equal; peer
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Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
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Current
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Equally or jointly eternal.
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Characterized by coincidence
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Accompanying; conjoined; attending; concurrent.
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(Gram.) Derived from the same base and, usually, related in meaning
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That exists, or has existence, especially that exists now.
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Current
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Fond of novelty.
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Done, made, etc. just before the present time; modern; new
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The sticky tip of a flower pistil, on which pollen is deposited at the beginning of pollination.
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The condition of being coetaneous
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The condition of being coeval
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The state or characteristic of being contemporaneous.
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The state or quality of being contemporary.
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The quality or state of being simultaneous; simultaneousness.
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(Biol.) The intimate living together of two kinds of organisms, esp. if such association is of mutual advantage
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(Uncountable) The state or characteristic of being synchronous or synchronized.
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Existing at the same time as something else
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Having existence or being; existing
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Fully familiar; knowledgeable.
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Of or characteristic of the mods or the styles they favored
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Constituting or including the very latest information:
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Occurring at the same time
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(US) Served with ice cream.
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The definition of extant is something that still exists.
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Happening at the same time; isochronal
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Antonyms for Contemporary

Familiar or known from the past; accustomed
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(Postmodifier) Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago. [from 15th c.]
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Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
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Following, next in order.
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That is to be or to come; of or existing in later time.
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Attached to or favoring methods, ideas, or customs of an earlier time:
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Words Related to Contemporary

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(Law) Abbreviation of equality.
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A continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future.
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Characteristic of recent times or informed of what is current
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Synonym Study

  • Simultaneous implies occurrence at the same brief interval of time
  • Synchronous implies exact correspondence in time of occurrence or rate of movement
  • Coeval implies extension over the same period of time when a remote time or very long duration is involved
  • Contemporary and contemporaneous both mean existing or happening at the same period of time, contemporary (often applied to the present) referring more often to persons or their works, and contemporaneous, to events
Find another word for contemporary. In this page you can discover 73 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contemporary, like: modern, contemporaneous, coincident, present-day, synchronous, current, new, present, modern-day, concurrent and peer.