Synonyms of previous in English:

previous


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adjective

1‘the previous five years’

SYNONYMS
foregoing, preceding, precursory, antecedent, above
old, earlier, prior, former, ex-, past, last, sometime, one-time, erstwhile, as was
formal quondam
archaic whilom
rare anterior
ANTONYMS

following, next

2‘I admit I may have been previous’

SYNONYMS
overhasty, hasty, premature, precipitate, impetuous, too early, too soon, untimely, presumptuous
informal ahead of oneself

Phrases

    previous to

    ‘previous to this everything was fine’


    SYNONYMS
    before, prior to, until, till, up to, earlier than, preceding, leading up to, in advance of, ahead of, ante-, pre-
    rare anterior to
    ANTONYMS

    after, as a result of