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1. erstwhile

adjective. ['ˈɝːsˌtwaɪl'] belonging to some prior time.

Synonyms

  • onetime
  • sometime
  • old
  • quondam
  • past
  • former

Antonyms

  • present
  • junior
  • inexperienced
  • young

Etymology

  • erst (English)
  • erst (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • while (English)
  • hwil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Erstwhile

  • carwile
  • idlewild

How do you pronounce erstwhile?

Pronounce erstwhile as ˈərstˌwaɪl.

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Sentences with erstwhile


1. Noun, singular or mass
Eventually, when his erstwhile allies in the United States abandoned him, Batista was forced to flee.

2. Adjective
Its invention discontinued the use of the erstwhile line-of-chords.

Quotes about erstwhile


1. After all my erstwhile dear, my no longer cherished; Need we say it was not love, just because it perished?
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

2. erstwhile

adverb. ['ˈɝːsˌtwaɪl'] at a previous time; .

Synonyms

  • erst
  • at one time
  • formerly

Antonyms

  • fresh
  • new
  • modern
  • current

Etymology

  • erst (English)
  • erst (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • while (English)
  • hwil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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