What is another word for prior?

221 synonyms found


[ pɹˈa͡ɪə], [ pɹˈa‍ɪə], [ p_ɹ_ˈaɪ_ə]

Prior, a word that is used commonly in our everyday conversation, refers to something that occurred before a certain event or time period. However, there are many synonyms for the word 'prior' that can be used in place of the same. Some of the most commonly used synonyms for prior include 'previous', 'former', 'preceding', 'past', 'earlier', 'antecedent', 'beforehand', and 'preliminary'. These synonyms can be used interchangeably with the word 'prior' and can help to convey the same meaning in a different way. Using synonyms adds to the variety in the language and can help in creating interesting conversations and literature.

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What are the hypernyms for Prior?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Prior?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for prior (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for prior?

Prior is a word used to describe something that happened earlier in time, or something that had greater importance. The antonyms for the word prior are posterior and subsequent. Posterior denotes something that happens after a particular event or in the future. It is essentially the opposite of prior which means happening or existing before something else. Subsequent is another antonym of prior, which means occurring or following after an event or time in the past. Both posterior and subsequent are useful antonyms for the word prior to describe events in relation to one another based on their chronological order or order of importance.

Usage examples for Prior

When she had attended to it she glanced up again at Carey with her prior calmness.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
The articles finished, I returned to London to settle certain business matter prior to my public return to America by Christmas.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
Every State interference necessarily involves a certain restriction of the liberty or other general rights of some class of persons; and although this restriction would be perfectly justifiable if it actually secured the prior or more urgent right of another and perhaps much more numerous class of persons, it is injustice, and nothing but injustice, when it merely hurts the former class without doing any good to the latter.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

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