What is the opposite of late?

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Adjective
Opposite of doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time
“He is always early, even when he doesn't have to be.”
Adjective
Opposite of dead, no longer alive or living
“I saw him on the other side of the river, and he is very much alive and kicking.”
Adjective
Opposite of existing or holding some position not long ago, but not anymore
“Our current leader may be a buffoon, but he is no fool.”
Adjective
(old) Opposite of having been arrived at a short while ago
“Have you been living under a rock? Because that is actually old news.”
Adjective
(live) Opposite of having been arrived at a short while ago
“This is a live broadcast, and we will bring you the news, as it happens.”
Adjective
Opposite of being advanced in development
“They claim that these are signs that the organization is backward.”
Adjective
Opposite of related to, or performed during, the evening or night
“I find it incredibly therapeutic to go for daily, early constitutionals.”
Adjective
Opposite of having previously been a particular thing
Adjective
Opposite of pressed for time
Adjective
Opposite of advanced or mature in development
“Our new player is very athletic, but her skills are still very raw and undeveloped.”
Adjective
Opposite of former or previous
“After enjoying the variety that my current job affords me, I don't know if I could go back to doing the same thing day in, day out.”
Adjective
Opposite of shy and fond of being on one's own
Adjective
Opposite of protracted, extending for a great period of time
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to a saint
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in speed
“The action moves at a fast pace from beginning to end, complete with cinematic camera angles.”
Adjective
Opposite of in the process of leaving an office or position
“Any incoming administration would be ill-advised to get on my bad side early in the game.”
Adjective
Opposite of last in order, sequence, or time
Adjective
Opposite of of, occurring in, or relating to, the night
“Once during this period when she had a midday shift, Jean prepared dinner for the children and left it covered under a cloth on the dining room table.”
Adverb
Opposite of after the expected, proper, or usual time
“Since you have arrived early, can you help me set up?”
Adverb
Opposite of at or until a time far on in the day or night
“She usually likes to get her errands over and done with early so that she has time for her kids and yoga later.”
Adverb
Opposite of after a deadline has passed, or past a designated time
“I was pleasantly surprised that you handed in your assignment early.”
Adverb
Opposite of in the recent past
“His achievements have been enshrined here long ago as a reminder of what hard work can achieve.”
Adverb
Opposite of behind with paying money that is owed
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