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Adverbs (7)

too soon, ahead of time, early
adv. before the usual time or the time expected; "she graduated early"; "the house was completed ahead of time"
betimes, early
adv. in good time; "he awoke betimes that morning"
early on, early
adv. during an early stage; "early on in her career"

Adjectives (7)

early
adj. 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"
early
adj. being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
early
adj. of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; "the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700"
early
adj. expected in the near future; "look for an early end to the negotiations"
former, early, other
adj. of the distant past: "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times"

Fuzzynyms (6)

initial
adj. occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation"
ill-timed, wrong, untimely, unseasonable
adj. badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
ahead of the game
adv. in an advantageous position; "she's ahead of the game"

Synonyms (59)

infant, baby
adj. (used of living things esp persons) in an early period of life, development, or growth
boylike, schoolboyish, boyish
adj. befitting or characteristic of a young boy; "a boyish grin"; "schoolboyish pranks"
childly, childlike
adj. befitting a young child; "childlike charm"
formative
adj. susceptible to alteration by development and experience; "formative years"
schoolgirlish, girlish
adj. befitting or characteristic of a young girl; "girlish charm"; "a dress too schoolgirlish for office wear"
junior
adj. including or intended for youthful persons; "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions"
little
adj. small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context); "a nice little job"; "bless your little heart"; "my dear little mother"; "a sweet little deal"; "I'm tired of your petty little schemes"; "filthy little tricks"; "what a nasty little situation"
newborn
adj. recently born; "a newborn infant"
puppylike, puppyish
adj. characteristic of a puppy
teenaged, teenage, teen, adolescent
adj. being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"
tender
adj. young and immature; "at a tender age"
youngish
adj. somewhat young
young, vernal, youthful
adj. suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for his age"
agone, ago
adj. gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an archaic word for `ago'"
ancient
adj. belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire; "ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece"
bypast, gone, foregone, departed, bygone
adj. well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a departed era"
medieval, knightly, chivalric
adj. characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages; "chivalric rites"; "the knightly years"
earliest, earlier
adj. (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early; "a fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"
sometime, quondam, one-time, onetime, former, erstwhile, old
adj. belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover"
ex
adj. (combining form) former: "an ex-president"
previous, late, former
adj. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
historical, historic
adj. belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past; "historic victories"; "historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character"
last
adj. immediately past; "last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read"
old
adj. belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover"
olden
adj. long past; "olden days"
other
adj. recently past; "the other evening"
prehistorical, prehistoric
adj. belonging to or existing in times before recorded history; "prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples"
then
adj. at a specific prior time; "the then president"
ult, ultimo
adj. in or of the month preceding the present one; "your letter received on the 29th ult"

Antonyms (16)

middle
adj. between an earlier and a later period of time; "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties"
late
adj. being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast"
later, late
adj. at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child"
middle
adj. of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic"
late
adj. of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek"
New, Modern
adj. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
modern
adj. belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
future
adj. yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"
tardy, late, belated
adj. after the expected or usual time; delayed; "a belated birthday card"; "I'm late for the plane"; "the train is late"; "tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments"
tardily, belatedly, late
adv. later than usual or than expected; "the train arrived late"; "we awoke late"; "the children came late to school"; "notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"; "I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"

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