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for·mer1

former1

 
 
pronunciation:
for mr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening in or having to do with the past; previous.
He was a great baseball player in his former career.
 
synonyms:
bygone, past, previous, prior
antonyms:
current, new
similar words:
old, olden, recent
definition 2: being the first of two, or the first mentioned of two.
She preferred the former suggestion to the latter.
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antonyms:
latter
similar words:
previous
definition 3: having once been.
The senator is a former history professor.
 
synonyms:
ex-
Word Builder: former +
  • formerly:
    in the past.