Synonyms of former in English:

former


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adjective

1‘the former Bishop of London’

SYNONYMS
one-time, erstwhile, sometime, late, as was
previous, foregoing, preceding, old, earlier, prior, precursory, antecedent, ex-, past, last
ci-devant
rare quondam, whilom, anterior, precedent
ANTONYMS

future, next

2‘in former times’

SYNONYMS
earlier, old, past, bygone, long-ago, forgotten, immemorial, remote
ancient, primeval, primordial, prehistoric, antediluvian
gone by, long ago, long departed, long gone, long past, of old
literary of yore, olden, foregone
rare primigenial, pristine
ANTONYMS

present, future

3‘those who take the former view’

SYNONYMS
first-mentioned, first
ANTONYMS

latter