Synonyms of former
1 previousDictionary • He pleaded not guilty to murdering his former wife.
previous • He had a daughter from a previous marriage.
one-time • She is a one-time member of the Ziegfeld Follies.
erstwhile • He is suing his erstwhile friend and business partner.
earlier • Earlier reports of gunshots have not been confirmed.
prior • He claimed he had no prior knowledge of the protest.
sometime • She was in her early thirties, a sometime actress, dancer and singer.
antecedent • They were allowed to take account of antecedent legislation.
anterior • memories of our anterior existences
2 pastDictionary • Remember him as he was in former years.
past • a return to the turbulence of past centuries
bygone • bygone generations
old • Mark was heartbroken when Jane returned to her old boyfriend.
ancient • He produced articles and stories on his ancient typewriter.
old-time • I love old-time music-hall songs.
3 aforementionedDictionary • Most people can be forgiven for choosing the former option.
aforementioned • the aforementioned conference
above • Write to the above address.
aforesaid • the aforesaid organizations and institutions
preceding • Please refer back to the preceding chapter.
foregoing • The foregoing discussion has highlighted the difficulties.
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aboveAbove is also an adjective.
• Write to the above address.
aforementionedIf you refer to the aforementioned person or subject, you mean the person or subject that has already been mentioned.
• the aforementioned conference
aforesaidAforesaid means the same as aforementioned.
• the aforesaid organizations and institutions
Thesaurus for former from the Collins English Thesaurus