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Synonyms of former in English:


  • 1 the former Bishop of London
    [Antonyms] future, next
  • 2 in former times
    earlier, old, past, bygone, long-ago, forgotten, immemorial, remote;
    gone by, long ago, long departed, long gone, long past, of old
    literary of yore, olden, foregone
    rare primigenial, pristine
    [Antonyms] present, future
  • 3 those who take the former view
    first-mentioned, first
    [Antonyms] latter
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