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Earlier

Pronunciation of Earlier
/ˈɜːlɪə/, /ˈɜːlɪə/, /ˈɜː_l_ɪ__ə/

Antonyms for earlier:

middle, subsequently, afterward.

Synonyms for earlier:

Sense 1

preemptive, first-time, Beforetime, formerly, Aforetime, pre-existing, Pre-, Ere, first-ever, barely, Since.

Sense 2

below, past, antecedent, above, already, former, precedent, yet, heretofore, erstwhile.

Sense 3

beforehand, first.

Sense 4

primary, Toward, near.

ahead of time

advance.

elder

older.

formerly

once.

long ago

previously.

recently

yesterday.

Other synonyms and related words:

yet, Afore, erstwhile, prior, to begin with, advance, past, Ere, first, precedent, former, primarily, in the first place, previously, pre-existing, primary, in the beginning, preferably, near, sooner, originally, yesterday, earliest, preliminary, beforehand, Aforetime, Beforetime, preemptive, rather, Toward, older, anteriorly, before, in front, primitively, already, heretofore, formerly, once, anterior, antecedent, ahead, above, previous.

all (adjective)

earliest.

early (adjective)

beforehand.

former (adjective)

previous, prior, preceding.

preceding (adjective)

foregoing, avant-garde, anteceding, introductory, preceding, early.

Sense 1 (noun)

first, Since, barely.

Sense 2 (noun)

advance, once.

earlier (noun)

early, earliest, in the first place, before, to begin with, originally, sooner, in the beginning, past.

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