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1. former

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

Synonyms

  • one-time
  • onetime
  • sometime
  • old
  • quondam
  • past

Antonyms

  • present
  • young
  • immature
  • fresh

Etymology

  • former (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Former

  • stormer
  • stoermer
  • warmer
  • dormer

Example sentences of the word former


1. Adjective
Fill out the form with your former and new business address.

Quotes containing the word former


1. Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

2. If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
- Eldridge Cleaver

3. Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

2. sixth-former

noun. a student in the sixth form.

Synonyms

  • educatee
  • pupil

3. former

adjective. ['ˈfɔrmɝ'] (used especially of persons) of the immediate past.

Synonyms

  • past
  • late

Antonyms

  • present
  • new
  • modern

Etymology

  • former (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. former

noun. ['ˈfɔrmɝ'] the first of two or the first mentioned of two.

Synonyms

  • first

Antonyms

  • current
  • counterfeit

Etymology

  • former (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. former

adjective. ['ˈfɔrmɝ'] belonging to the distant past.

Synonyms

  • other
  • early

Antonyms

  • present
  • junior
  • inexperienced

Etymology

  • former (Middle English (1100-1500))
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