Synonyms for Former:

adj.

late (adjective)
ex.
old (adjective)
primeval, olden.
past (adjective)
old, ancient, ago, historical, yesterday's, anteceding, primordial, primeval, old-time, past, yore, bygone, previous.

n.

acquire, climb, descend, bankrupt, come out, beggar, disestablish, ascent, comedown. preceding, one day, foregoing, time, earlier, anterior, previously, before, at one time, already. precede, Whilom. earlier (noun)
recent, study at previous, preceding, long ago, olden, above-mentioned, retired, foregoing, ex, above.

Other synonyms:

Whilom.

Usage examples for former

  1. A few days ago she had another fit, exactly like the former one. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  2. And again I repeated my former question: " What in the world do you think it is?" – The Damned by Algernon Blackwood
  3. My city friends all wonder why I don't come to see them, as in former times. – I and My Chimney by Herman Melville