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Synonyms for preceding
prɪˈsi dɪŋpre·ced·ing

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. precedingadjective

    Antonyms:
    succeeding

  2. precedingadjective

    On the preceding Monday Shobana had left on vacation.

    Antonyms:
    succeeding

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. preceding

    Antecedent may denote simple priority in time, implying no direct connection between that which goes before and that which follows; as, the striking of one clock may be always antecedent to the striking of another with no causal connection between them. Antecedent and previous may refer to that which goes or happens at any distance in advance, preceding is limited to that which is immediately or next before; an antecedent event may have happened at any time before; the preceding transaction is the one completed just before the one with which it is compared; a previous statement or chapter may be in any part of the book that has gone before; the preceding statement or chapter comes next before without an interval. Previous often signifies first by right; as, a previous engagement. Foregoing is used only of that which is spoken or written; as, the foregoing statements. Anterior, while it can be used of time, is coming to be employed chiefly with reference to place; as the anterior lobes of the brain. Prior bears exclusive reference to time, and commonly where that which is first in time is first also in right; as, a prior demand. Former is used of time, or of position in written or printed matter, not of space in general. We can say former times, a former chapter, etc., but not the former part of a garden; we should say the front part of the garden, the forward car of a train. Former has a close relation, or sharp contrast, with something following; the former always implies the latter, even when not fully expressed, as in Acts i, 1, and Eccles. vii, 10.

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

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

    Preposition:
    Such was the state of things previous to the revolution. [Previous to is often used adverbially, in constructions where previously to would be more strictly correct; as, these arrangements were made previous to my departure.]

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. preceding

    Synonyms:
    precedent, former, foregoing, prior, previous, antecedent, anterior

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. preceding(a)adjective

    existing or coming before

    Antonyms:
    incoming

  2. past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)adjective

    of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

    "a retiring member of the board"

    Antonyms:
    incoming

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. precedingadjective

    Synonyms:
    antecedent, precedent, anterior, previous, prior, precursory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. precedingadjective

    Synonyms:
    foregoing

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How to use preceding in a sentence?

  1. Anand James:

    The market has been on a downward trend during the last couple of days and that is not surprising because during the last two years, we have seen the fortnight preceding the budget to be a cautious time this year, we have approached the budget on a high and that is all the more reason for traders to take some money off the table.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    Former President Trump's actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty, there is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day.

  3. Donald Trump:

    This isn't a knock on President Obama, this is a knock on many presidents preceding me. It's a knock on everybody.

  4. Fontenelle:

    A well cultivated mind is made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only the one single mind educated by all previous time.

  5. United States:

    Embassy and consulate general officials performed multiple follow-up visited and verified screening was preceding comprehensively and efficiently.


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