Synonym of former

Alternative for former

formers

Synonym: earlier, first, past, preceding, previous, prior,

Antonym: later, latter, present,

Adjective

Out of date, old-fashioned, antiquated
outdated outworn antiquated archaic dated medieval obsolescent obsolete outmoded prehistoric superannuated behindhand bygone musty old-time old-world past ancient antediluvian defunct moth-eaten old-fangled old-fashioned old-fogeyish out of date unfashionable unhip anachronistic backward-looking behind the times crusted feudal fusty mossy oldfangled out of fashion out of style quaint antique clunky creaky demoded fossilised fossilized horse-and-buggy kaput kaputt mediaeval moribund moldy mouldy neolithic Noachian old out out-of-date prehistorical rinky-dink rusty square anachronous démodé has-been olde worlde out-of-style out of the ark parachronistic passé square-toed superseded tired vintage backward backwards old hat Stone Age vieux jeu back number not with it frumpish frumpy retro retrograde passe old-school old-timey nostalgic period historical early olden retrogressive dead conservative back-number not current passé evocative of the old school of yesteryear old world in period style traditional historic venerable heritage folk classical antiquarian old-style ancestral time-honoured primitive extinct primeval primal primordial immemorial dateless deprecated dinosaur timeworn foregone atavistic veteran old style relic antwacky fossil primaeval earliest had it done for past its sell-by date dead and gone past one's sell-by date of yore of long ago aged old-hat unstylish past it horse and buggy stale dowdy disused worn-out corny hoary last year's fogeyish crusty unpopular as old as the hills odd exhausted hackneyed discarded discontinued neglected rococo disapproved of olden days out of it of old not modern grown old elderly cobwebby demode boring past its prime old as the hills on its last legs done to death faded anachronistical threadbare overused hacky abandoned overfamiliar bent unusable age-old hoar remote very old archaistic inflexible stuck in time old fashioned having seen better days old school no longer fashionable geriatric antediluvial dry as dust decrepit out of commission out of use tacky dull tasteless out-of-fashion gone obscure no longer in use fallen into disuse dusty cheesy at an end no longer in fashion expired not in finished styleless trashy ticky-tack yesterday's not fashionable inelegant ticky-tacky waning declining dying out disappearing becoming obsolete ageing on the wane aging growing old going out of use on the way out senescent going out of fashion undesirable on the decline button-down straight strait-laced stick-in-the-mud unadventurous bourgeois Pooterish traditionalist orthodox fuddy-duddy diehard stuffy conventional conformist

Adjective

Having left one's job and ceased to work
retired emeritus ex- pensioned superannuated elderly past aged emerita old resigned in retirement pensioned off past it over the hill long in the tooth discharged put out to grass ancient ageing mature venerable senior grizzled grey-haired older hoary geriatric grey decrepit doddery senescent patriarchal grey-bearded getting on doddering long-lived octogenarian centenarian nonagenarian senile over-the-hill septuagenarian unyoung aging longevous full of years on last leg long in tooth not long for this world lot of mileage as old as the hills not as young as one used to be been around declining gray no spring chicken olden advanced in years past your prime tired of advanced years not as young as one was weakly matured frail feeble faltering of a certain age antique age-old up in years hoar immemorial antediluvian dateless past one's prime antiquated worn timeworn rusty oldie old-fashioned out-of-date ripe middle-aged abiding long-lasting along in years of age gray-haired on in years not young in one's dotage archaic outmoded outdated past your sell-by date silver-haired grizzly white-haired silvery-haired cobwebby passé moth-eaten creaky ripened shot relic worn-out weak on its last legs senior citizen wasted debilitated infirm worse for wear of an advanced age very old incapacitated enfeebled tottering weakened dotard anile crippled fragile major out of shape in bad shape Elder I First leading above primary high-grade oldest eldest higher over first-born the elder next higher more advanced

Adjective

No longer alive, dead
deceased dead departed gone late defunct lifeless lost expired fallen asleep lamented demised extinct inanimate killed murdered passed on perished slain slaughtered breathless cold exanimate inert insensate insentient low no more passed away not breathing at peace finished pushing up daisies six feet under under the sod with God at rest dead as a doornail as dead as a doornail bit the dust kicked the bucket gave up the ghost stiff vanished spiritless bygone nonextant done for unanimated bereft of life resting in peace buried motionless checked out done bypast destroyed nonexistent unresponsive bought the farm out cold inactive exterminated died out wiped out snuffed out extinguished abolished void having breathed one's last no longer extant no longer with us superseded disappeared vanquished dead as a dodo casualty bitten the dust disintegrated retired stone-dead in the grave laid to rest unconscious turned to dust comatose insensible invalid outdated out-of-date redundant kaput unmoving desert faint waste brute limp dear departed much lamented late lamented no longer living ruined still had it in a faint not living out for the count wasted cadaverous down mortified erased effaced eradicated obliterated wrecked annihilated extirpated demolished dead to the world down the drain out of commission offed silent reposing liquidated not existing out of one's misery gone to meet maker cut off gone to reward lapsed devastated frittered crushed pushing up the daisies obsolete inorganic mineral quenched doused out passé terminated non-organic soulless no longer existing archaic unknown ended dead and gone outmoded no longer known inexistent quiescent abiotic listless nonvegetable vacant impassive azoic without life lethargic apathetic nonanimal not alive inoperative idle nonliving dull past forgotten earlier ancient olden long-ago foregone old-time gone by of old of yore dated concluded old primeval primordial prehistoric immemorial antediluvian primigenial primaeval long gone irrelevant faded missing over run at an end dead and buried a thing of the past ancient history in the past over and done with remote pristine long past long ago long departed previous antiquated one-time completed erstwhile sometime quondam old-fashioned belated forepassed long-gone oldfangled past recall in oblivion out of date sunk in oblivion down memory lane water over the dam water under the bridge

Adjective

Comparative for of, or at, the front

Adverb

An at earlier time
before earlier previously formerly beforehand heretofore hitherto afore ahead already antecedently anteriorly once preliminarily sooner aforetime precedently up to now at one time ere fore in advance in the past since up to then a while ago back when before now before present before then until now until then in days gone by in old days way back when in days of yore long ago ago back back in the day once upon a time in times gone by before the present ahead of time in the olden days in readiness earlier on in times past in former times ages ago in bygone days in the old days in years gone by time was when agone gone syne early time was of yore before this in the good old days erstwhile so far then of old back then at one point at an earlier time in earlier times some time ago one time before a while back from way back in time gone by ante previous forward theretofore yet in those days prior to this onetime thus far anciently in anticipation away back eons ago one time previously on one occasion years ago in olden times in antiquity on a former occasion since God knows when last time in yesteryear in days of old in auld lang syne in times bygone in times of yore now beforetime at that instant prematurely inopportunely precociously unseasonably advanced precocious sometime timely erst whilom up to this time one time in one case but once by that time further back by then too soon earlier than required earlier than expected in good time by the time in my day from year one near nearest above by the time mentioned up till now prior to now prior to the present time at one stage prior to this time with time to spare as yet to date till now up until now till then up until then lately as was erewhile radically olden days used to be down memory lane water under the bridge

Adverb

At some unspecified or unknown time
sometime eventually finally someday ultimately yet erstwhile formerly intermittently late occasional once one day periodically previous quondam some day sooner or later at a future date at a future time in due course by and by in the long run one of these fine days at some time in the future in the fullness of time at some time or other one of these days at some point in the future at length in time in the end after a while subsequently in the future at last after some time when all is said and done hereafter in due time after a bit in time to come one fine day after a long time at some point slowly but surely after a period of time at long last at the end of the day in the course of time sometime or other one time or another in a time to come at a later time later anytime later on not now one time at some time beyond this at some future time on a day some time belatedly tardily in future climactically conclusively at a later date at some stage as time goes on as time goes by in a while lastly in conclusion in the final analysis when push comes to shove as a conclusion in the sequel in consummation at the close in spite of all in the eleventh hour at the last moment despite delay when all was said and done at the end at the last somewhen with time latterly next afterwards after that afterward then thereafter ensuingly following this following that thereupon next off before long soon after when the time is ripe followed by towards the end consequently after infra thenceforth behind thence duly from then on the next day after this and then next day after the event after while at a subsequent time from there on down the line in the aftermath down the road thenceforwards next time on the next day thenceforward

Antonym of former

former Idiom, Proverb

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