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Definition 1: too soon or too hasty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where previous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our condemnation of him was a bit previous
  • a premature judgment

Synonyms for previous in the sense of this definition

(previous is similar to ...) at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

"early morning" "an early warning" "early diagnosis" "an early death" "took early retirement" "an early spring" "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

Definition 2: (used especially of persons) of the immediate past - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where previous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the former president
  • our late President is still very active
  • the previous occupant of the White House

Synonyms for previous in the sense of this definition

(previous is similar to ...) earlier than the present time; no longer current

"time past" "his youth is past" "this past Thursday" "the past year"

Definition 3: just preceding something else in time or order - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where previous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the previous owner
  • my old house was larger

Synonyms for previous in the sense of this definition

(previous is similar to ...) existing or coming before

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