Synonyms of antecedent in English:



  • 1 her early life and antecedents have been traced
    ancestor, forefather, forebear, predecessor, progenitor; (antecedents)family, family tree, stock, ancestry, descent, genealogy, roots, extraction, birth; history, past, background, record
    rare filiation, stirps
    [Antonyms] descendant
  • 2 music composed for vihuela (the guitar's lute-like antecedent)
  • adjective

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  • antecedent events
    [Antonyms] later subsequent
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