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Another word for previous

  1. Next before the present one

  2. Having been such previously

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Another word for previous

Synonym Study

  • Former always connotes comparison, stated or implied, with what follows or is latter the former owner
  • Foregoing applies specif. to something previously said or written the foregoing examples
  • Antecedent often adds to the meaning of previous a connotation of direct causal relationship with what follows events antecedent to the war
  • Preceding , esp. when used with the definite article, implies a coming immediately before the preceding night
  • Prior adds to this a connotation of greater importance or claim as a result of being first a prior commitment
  • Previous generally implies a coming before in time or order a previous encounter