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Synonyms for current
ˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. current, electric current(noun)

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    superannuated, obsolescent, outdated, disused, out-of-date, dead, noncurrent, back(a), obsolete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

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    superannuated, back(a), obsolescent, disused, out-of-date, noncurrent, outdated, dead, obsolete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

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    dead, back(a), noncurrent, obsolete, superannuated, obsolescent, disused, outdated, out-of-date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

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    superannuated, obsolete, outdated, dead, back(a), noncurrent, disused, obsolescent, out-of-date


  1. current(adjective)

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

    out-of-date, future, unfashionable, past

  2. current(noun)

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

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

    past, future, out-of-date, unfashionable

  3. current(noun)

    The time rate of flow of electric charge.

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

    future, unfashionable, out-of-date, past

  4. current(noun)

    A tendency or a course of events.

    stream, flow, tendency, electric current

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. current(a.)

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

  2. current(a.)

    circulating (as money), passing from hand to hand

  3. current(a.)

    present, existing, instant, now passing

  4. current(n.)

    stream, moving fluid

  5. current(n.)

    tide, running water

  6. current(n.)

    course, progression

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. current(a)

    present, instant, circulating, rife

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How to use current in a sentence?

  1. Finance Minister Joe Oliver:

    Given the current market instability, I will not bring forward our budget earlier than April. We need all the information we can obtain before finalizing our decisions.

  2. Bayer AG:

    The contrast between today's verdict and (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's) conclusion that there are 'no risks to public health from the current registered uses of glyphosate' could not be more stark.

  3. The PRA:

    Banks can draw down on all available capital buffers starting with any additional capital buffer held above their regulatory buffers, where capital buffers need to be restored this will be a gradual process and the PRA will not, in general, expect banks to restore their capital buffers in full until a significant time after the end of the current stress.

  4. Big Hit:

    The current global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has made it impossible at this time to predict the scale of the outbreak during the dates of the concert in April.

  5. Chief Executive Paal Kibsgaard:

    The third phase of E&P spending reductions that we are currently experiencing will have a significant impact on our earnings per share in the current and coming quarters.

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