Former and Present


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Former adjective – Having been such at some previous time.
Usage example: the coach is a former professional baseball player

Present is an antonym for former in topics: past, current, previous in time or order.
Nearby Word: formerly
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Present adjective – Existing or in progress right now.
Usage example: I am very busy at the present moment

Former is an antonym for present in topics: nearby, existing.
Nearby Words: presentation, presence, presented, presently, presentable
Antonyms for Present
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Things that words describes

girl former girl present girl
life former life present life
name former name present name
team former team present team
Other nouns: series, game, officer, player, humans, enemies, lives, members, selves.

Both words in one sentence

  • Many characters in The Father Luke Wolfe Trilogy who Father Wolfe encounters are either his own former students, or the parents of former or present students.
  • Casual fans know Zac and Josh Farro (the latter more likely than the former; they may know Zac as "Josh's brother"), but good luck getting anyone but die-hard fanatics to name either the former or present bassist.
  • The HUAC initially formed a list of 42 artists suspected to have present and former Communist affiliations.
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Present and Former. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 27, from
Former & Present. N.p., 2016. Web. 27 Jan. 2021. <>.
Present or Former. 2016. Accessed January 27, 2021.

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