Synonyms for Previous:


early (adjective)
former, prior (adjective)
past, sometime, erstwhile, quondam.
in the beginning (adjective)
past (adjective)
old-time, primeval, bygone, yore, ancient, primordial, former, historical, past, ago, yesterday's, anteceding, old.
premature (adjective)
early, unwarranted, unfounded.


before, by the time, barely, Since, first. early, unwarranted, unfounded. advance, precede. time. onetime, Whilom, once, sometime, quondam.

Other synonyms:

barely, Whilom, Since. before, sometime, quondam. first. near. advance. prior

Usage examples for previous

  1. Sir, I move you the previous question. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  2. Had it not been he, after all, whose back she had seen in the distance on the previous day? – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  3. He had not been mistaken the previous evening: it had been Dorothea who had passed him, evidently returning to her home from a last interview. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin