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Synonyms for current
ˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr-cur·rent

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. currentnoun

    electric current, up-to-date, rife, prevalent, prevailing, fashionable, present, stream, tendency, flow

    past, unfashionable, future, out-of-date

  2. currentadjective

    The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction.

    stream, flow, tendency, electric current, prevalent, present, up-to-date, rife, fashionable, prevailing

    future, out-of-date, unfashionable, past

  3. currentnoun

    Generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment.

    fashionable, up-to-date, present, prevalent, flow, electric current, stream, tendency, rife, prevailing

    future, past, out-of-date, unfashionable

  4. currentnoun

    A tendency or a course of events.

    electric current, stream, flow, tendency

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. current

    That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.

    A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.

    Trench On the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [W. J. Widdleton]

    Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.

    accepted, accredited, authentic, authoritative, authorized, certain, genuine, legitimate, original, real, received, reliable, sure, true, trustworthy, veritable

    apocryphal, baseless, counterfeit, disputed, exploded, fabulous, false, fictitious, spurious, unauthorized

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 3 votes

  1. current

    running, prevalent, ordinary, present, popular, general, floating, exoteric, vulgar

    rejected, obsolete, exploded, confined, private, secret, esoteric

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. current, electric currentnoun

    a flow of electricity through a conductor

    "the current was measured in amperes"

    stream, flow, electric current

    superannuated, obsolescent, outdated, disused, out-of-date, dead, noncurrent, back(a), obsolete

  2. current, streamnoun

    a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)

    "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"

    stream, watercourse, flow, electric current

    superannuated, back(a), obsolescent, disused, out-of-date, noncurrent, outdated, dead, obsolete

  3. stream, flow, currentadjective

    dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas

    "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"

    rate of flow, catamenia, flowing, period, menstruation, menstruum, menses, flow, watercourse, flow rate, electric current, stream

    dead, back(a), noncurrent, obsolete, superannuated, obsolescent, disused, outdated, out-of-date

  4. currentadjective

    occurring in or belonging to the present time

    "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"

    superannuated, obsolete, outdated, dead, back(a), noncurrent, disused, obsolescent, out-of-date

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. currentadjective

    common, general, popular, rife, generally received, in every one's mouth

  2. currentadjective

    circulating (as money), passing from hand to hand

  3. currentadjective

    present, existing, instant, now passing

  4. currentnoun

    stream, moving fluid

  5. currentnoun

    tide, running water

  6. currentnoun

    course, progression

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. currentadjective

    present, instant, circulating, rife

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  1. Docs Foundation -RRB- Loftus:

    The poor availability and turnaround time for COVID-19 testing is directly due to decisions made by the President Trump administration in January, it was the choice of the current administration not to have testing technology ready for this pandemic. It was the choice of the current presidential administration to allow the pandemic advisory team to dissolve two years ago. This country is in a worse position to respond to this pandemic because of decisions made by the current administration. More Americans, and more American doctors and nurses, are going to die because of the behavior of the Trump administration. This is simply an inconvenient truth, and it is factual.

  2. Albert Pike:

    He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current... Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.

  3. German Finance Minster Wolfgang Schaeuble:

    At the moment, the troika and Greece have to determine whether Greece has fulfilled the conditions for the payment of the final tranche of the current program, then we have to see what is necessary for next year after the current program has expired. Greece is in a better position than we assumed two years ago but it needs support on financial markets, so the thinking is in terms of a precautionary credit line, with certain conditions attached.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    This current, horrific crisis we are now in has exposed for all to see how absurd our current, employer-based health insurance system is, the current economic downturn we are experiencing has not only led to a massive loss of jobs but has also resulted in millions of Americans losing their health insurance.

  5. Euripides:

    Silver and gold are not the only coin virtue too passes current all over the world.

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