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Synonyms for following
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. following, followers(noun)

    a group of followers or enthusiasts

    followers, chase, pursuit, pursual

    preceding(a), directive, directing, unfavourable, unfavorable, guiding, directional, leading

  2. pursuit, chase, pursual, following(adj)

    the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

    "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

    sideline, quest, pursuance, pastime, pursual, spare-time activity, avocation, followers, hobby, chase, by-line, pursuit, interest

    guiding, preceding(a), directing, unfavourable, directional, directive, unfavorable, leading

  3. following(a), undermentioned(adj)

    about to be mentioned or specified

    "the following items"

    directive, leading, directional, unfavourable, guiding, preceding(a), unfavorable, directing

  4. following, next(adj)

    immediately following in time or order

    "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"

    side by side(p), next, undermentioned, succeeding(a), following(a), future(a), adjacent

    guiding, unfavorable, preceding(a), directive, directional, leading, unfavourable, directing

  5. following(adj)

    going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction

    "the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade"; "tried to outrun the following footsteps"

    following(a), undermentioned, next

    preceding(a), leading, unfavourable, directional, directing, guiding, directive, unfavorable

  6. following(a)(adj)

    in the desired direction

    "a following wind"

    directional, unfavorable, guiding, leading, preceding(a), directing, directive, unfavourable


  1. following(noun)

    aforementioned, abovementioned, aforesaid

  2. following(noun)

    After, subsequent to.

    Following the meeting, we all had a chat.

    abovementioned, aforesaid, aforementioned

  3. following(adjective)

    About to be specified

    The following words have no definition . . .

    aforesaid, abovementioned, aforementioned

  4. following(adjective)

    The following wind sped us on our way.

    aforementioned, aforesaid, abovementioned

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. following

    after, concluding, consequent, hind, hinder, hindmost, later, latter, posterior, subsequent, succeeding

    antecedent, anterior, earlier, foregoing, former, forward, front, introductory, precedent, preceding, preliminary, previous, prior

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. following(a)

    succeeding, ensuing, consecutive, pursuant

  2. following(n)

    pursuance, pursuing, pursuit, sequence, consecution, succession, adherents, dependents, retinue, vocation, trade, profession, business

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How to use following in a sentence?

  1. Robert E. Lee:

    You must be careful how you walk, and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set.

  2. Brad Owens Owens:

    Owens said. In the chaotic days following that attack, the Obama White House blamed the attacks on an anti-Islam video and demonstration which was not accurate. As a former Green Beret, Torres was stunned: Coming from a military background, I would expect the administration to tell the truth. So I bought into it for a minute. But I didn't believe it in the back of my mind.

  3. La Torre:

    Everything seemed to be normal while I was driving back, but then I heard gun shots again, they sounded a lot closer. I began to realize the soldiers were following me. I thought they were following the truck that I had seen speeding. I think they got confused and thought my truck was the one they were first chasing. They started firing at us.

  4. Dominik Stillhart:

    Following the fall of the last territory held by Islamic State group, we fear there is an extra risk of losing track of Louisa, though we remain hopeful this period will instead open new opportunities for us to learn more about her whereabouts and well-being, we call on anyone with information to please come forward. If our colleagues are still being held, we call for their immediate and unconditional release.

  5. United States:

    The Chinese are very good at taking advantage of opportunities, which they may have been able to do in the recent past with our focus on the Middle East for the first part of the 2000s and following that the financial crisis, we have to get back to doing what we do well. Our soft power is incredibly more powerful than their soft power. They don't really have that same kind of attractiveness that the United States system has, and I think that's because our partners around the world know we stand by them and know we won't impose our will on them, that we'll work together with them.

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