Antecedent and Following


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Antecedent adjective – Going before another in time or order.
Usage example: I'd like to follow up on an antecedent question from another reporter

Following is an antonym for antecedent in topics: preceding, prior.
Nearby Word: antecedently
Antonyms for Antecedent


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Following adjective – Being the one that comes immediately after another.
Usage example: the following morning, I found the cat was gone

Antecedent is an antonym for following.
Nearby Words: follow, follower, followed
Antonyms for Following
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main main antecedent main following

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series antecedent series following series
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