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Synonyms of current in English:


  • 1 current events current fashions
    topical, in the news, live, alive, happening, burning;
    French de nos jours
    informal trendy, now, in
    [Antonyms] past
  • 2 the idea is still current in some quarters
    prevalent, prevailing, common, in general use, accepted, in circulation, circulating, going around, doing/making the rounds, popular, widespread, rife, about;
    talked of, on everyone's lips, bruited about
    [Antonyms] obsolete
  • 3 a current driving licence
    valid, usable, up to date
    [Antonyms] old, out of date
  • 4 the current prime minister
    incumbent, present, in office, in power;
    [Antonyms] past, former
  • noun

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  • 1 a current of air ocean currents
    steady flow, stream, backdraught, slipstream;
    undercurrent, undertow, tide
  • 2 the current of human life
    course, progress, progression, flow, tide, movement
  • 3 the current of opinion
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    galvanometer instrument for measuring electric currents
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