Synonyms for (adjective) previous

Synonyms: previous, old

Definition: just preceding something else in time or order

Usage: the previous owner; my old house was larger

Similar words: preceding

Definition: existing or coming before


Synonyms: premature, previous

Definition: too soon or too hasty

Usage: our condemnation of him was a bit previous; a premature judgment

Similar words: early

Definition: at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

Usage: early morning; an early warning; early diagnosis; an early death; took early retirement; an early spring; early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties


Synonyms: previous, former, late

Definition: (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

Usage: the former president; our late President is still very active; the previous occupant of the White House

Similar words: past

Definition: earlier than the present time; no longer current

Usage: time past; his youth is past; this past Thursday; the past year