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Synonyms for current
ˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr-cur·rent

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  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    past, unfashionable, future, out-of-date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    future, out-of-date, unfashionable, past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    future, past, out-of-date, unfashionable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 Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. current

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. currentadjective

    present, instant, circulating, rife

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  1. Charley Wilkison:

    Current Texas law gives the discretion to the officer working the scene to handle it within the guidelines of his/her general order. Current law gives more complete legal authority over police actions at a scene to the trained licensed law enforcement officers.

  2. Dave Thompson:

    If you think you’re going to clean up an oil spill in the Bay of Fundy, you better hope it happens in the morning on a summer day that’s not foggy when there’s no current, otherwise, good luck.

  3. Wolf Blitzer:

    It will be the work of your generation to make sure that this degradation of democracy does not continue -- to see to it that our current flirtation with lawlessness and authoritarianism does not become a heritable trait to be passed down from this presidency.

  4. Federal Reserve:

    The near-term effects on the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell economy of the invasion of Ukraine, the ongoing war, the sanctions, and of events to come, remain highly uncertain, given the current situation, we need to move carefully.

  5. Neil Atkinson:

    OPEC is quite likely to do what it has often done in the past: put off taking a decision which involves changing the current system until things become clearer, there's a lot of uncertainties out there, not least the U.S. shale outlook, strength in demand, the overall economic outlook, all the rest of it, that more likely than not they will leave it in place and meet again in March.

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