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Adjective
(final) Opposite of denotes the ordinal or positional number of one, preceding all others in a series
“The final bell rings and the rooms empty out before the teachers can even look up.”
Adjective
(following) Opposite of denotes the ordinal or positional number of one, preceding all others in a series
“The sequence was composed of numbers where the following number was found by adding the last two numbers together.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes having high priority
“When doubled over and obsessing about banana chocolate chip muffins, the last thing on my mind is yoga.”
Adjective
Opposite of the most important in terms of rank or status
“She has years of experience as an assistant manager and is very eager to take the next step.”
Adjective
Opposite of at the core or in its most fundamental nature
“The recent discipline of bioethics has developed principles of its own independent of medicine.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes the foremost position ranked above all else
“I saw you bringing up the rear, but at least you closed the gap and didn't finish in the worst position.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to inception
Adjective
Opposite of belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
“In the recent versions of the popular game, the graphics have become increasingly realistic with more complex game mechanics.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, relating to, belonging to, or occurring in, a former time (near the beginning)
“Telepathic communication could well be a future invention.”
Adjective
Opposite of completed before need or a milestone event
“Because everyone was busy, we had to hold a belated birthday party for our brother.”
Adjective
Opposite of being of principal rank, status or importance
“If the supervisor finds a conflict of interest, the supervisor must relieve the subordinate employee of duty and responsibility.”
Adjective
Opposite of having achieved a goal or set of goals
Adjective
Opposite of relating to, denoting, or preserving the character of an early stage in the evolutionary or historical development of something
Adjective
Opposite of of a greater age (in comparison)
Adjective
Opposite of preceding all others in time
Adjective
Opposite of in a crude or unfinished state
“We have provided a detailed summary of all services rendered in the following email.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a leading position
“With each lap, the last car to pass the finish line is knocked completely out of the game.”
Adjective
(of a piece of artistic work) Opposite of freshly completed and subject to refinement or editing
“Reynolds commented that the final cut did not include much of the ad-libbed dialog between himself and his fellow actors.”
Adjective
Opposite of first in a series or copies/versions
“If you had a backup copy, you would not have lost months of work.”
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“The basic premise of the story is that noble birth doesn't guarantee a noble person and nobility can be present in the humble peasant.”
Adjective
Opposite of ranking first
“Maurice proved beyond a doubt that he is quite the worst golfer ever to compete in the British Open.”
Adjective
Opposite of involving or limited to basic principles
Adjective
Opposite of of the indigenous inhabitants of a place
“The area is a fantastic place to do research because of its immigrant history and rapid settlement in the 19th century.”
Adjective
Opposite of having been in existence for a very long time
“A lot of what makes weblogs interesting is their personal, ephemeral, and informal nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of positioned at or near the front
“We asked how to get to the rear entrance, and he indicated a path leading around the right side of the building.”
Adverb
Opposite of before anything else, preceding the specified activity
“And finally, some words of advice from our friendly neighborhood spokesperson.”
Adverb
Opposite of preferentially or as a choice
“He told reporters that he had to unwillingly relinquish the role that brought him worldwide fame.”
Adverb
Opposite of at the start or beginning
“I realize that it's the most important part of the job, but you should also do it last.”
Adverb
Opposite of immediately, in a prompt manner
“Get here late and you will miss the main event!”
Adverb
Opposite of used to indicate one's preference in a particular matter
Adverb
Opposite of in the lead
Noun
Opposite of an instance or an occurrence that has never happened before
“Despite his experience in extreme sports, he was still a tad nervous.”
Noun
(the first) Opposite of the outset or the beginning
“These results enabled him to reclaim the number one spot at the end of the season.”
Noun
Opposite of the person at the front or proceeds first
“If you are the last, can you please shut the gate behind you?”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that serves as an example of a type
Noun
Opposite of a person who has surpassed all rivals in a contest or battle
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