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Synonyms for earlyˈɜr li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. early(adj)

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

    "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:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    New, latish, present(a), late, future, advanced(a), ripe, after-hours, Modern, advanced, posthumous, mid(a), past, intervening, old, middle, later(a), tardive, tardily, belatedly

  2. early(adj)

    being or occurring at an early stage of development

    "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"

    Synonyms:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    past, present(a), middle, New, mid(a), posthumous, advanced(a), late, future, tardive, ripe, latish, advanced, Modern, intervening, later(a), old, after-hours, belatedly, tardily

  3. early(a), former(a), other(a)(adj)

    belonging to the distant past

    "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times"

    Antonyms:
    ripe, advanced, future, advanced(a), intervening, present(a), late, mid(a), middle, posthumous, old, New, latish, Modern, later(a), past, tardive, after-hours, tardily, belatedly

  4. early(adj)

    very young

    "at an early age"

    Synonyms:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    middle, New, after-hours, ripe, latish, mid(a), past, old, advanced(a), tardive, late, advanced, present(a), Modern, future, intervening, later(a), posthumous, belatedly, tardily

  5. early(adj)

    of an early stage in the development of a language or literature

    "the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700"

    Synonyms:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    advanced, posthumous, mid(a), New, old, present(a), late, latish, advanced(a), Modern, future, ripe, middle, tardive, after-hours, intervening, later(a), past, tardily, belatedly

  6. early(adverb)

    expected in the near future

    "look for an early end to the negotiations"

    Synonyms:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    middle, later(a), old, advanced(a), late, present(a), latish, mid(a), tardive, after-hours, New, past, posthumous, intervening, advanced, ripe, future, Modern, belatedly, tardily

  7. early on, early(adverb)

    during an early stage

    "early on in her career"

    Synonyms:
    betimes, early on, too soon, ahead of time, early

    Antonyms:
    later(a), old, late, present(a), after-hours, future, New, ripe, latish, middle, mid(a), advanced, Modern, advanced(a), past, posthumous, intervening, tardive, tardily, belatedly

  8. early, ahead of time, too soon(adverb)

    before the usual time or the time expected

    "she graduated early"; "the house was completed ahead of time"

    Synonyms:
    betimes, early on, early, ahead of time, too soon

    Antonyms:
    New, future, Modern, later(a), tardive, middle, advanced(a), mid(a), present(a), advanced, late, ripe, past, latish, after-hours, old, posthumous, intervening, tardily, belatedly

  9. early, betimes(adverb)

    in good time

    "he awoke betimes that morning"

    Synonyms:
    betimes, early on, early, ahead of time, too soon

    Antonyms:
    New, later(a), mid(a), advanced, latish, past, middle, intervening, Modern, ripe, late, present(a), old, posthumous, after-hours, advanced(a), future, tardive, belatedly, tardily

Wiktionary

  1. early(noun)

    Synonyms:
    prematurely, premature, first

    Antonyms:
    tardily, late

  2. early(adjective)

    At a time in advance of the usual or expected event.

    Synonyms:
    prematurely, premature, first

    Antonyms:
    late, tardily

  3. early(adjective)

    Arriving a time before expected; sooner than on-time.

    Synonyms:
    first, premature

    Antonyms:
    late

  4. early(adjective)

    Near the start or beginning.

    Synonyms:
    premature, first

    Antonyms:
    late

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. early(a.)

    Synonyms:
    timely, seasonable, in season, not late

  2. early(a.)

    Synonyms:
    forward, premature

  3. early(a.)

    Synonyms:
    at dawn, at day-break, at the opening of day

  4. early(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    soon, betimes, seasonably, in good season, in good time

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