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contemporary, present-day, present, contemporaneous, ongoing
topical, in the news, live, alive, happening, burning
modern, latest, popular, fashionable, in fashion, in vogue, up to date, up to the minute
de nos jours
informal trendy, now, in
2‘the idea is still current in some quarters’
prevalent, prevailing, common, in general use, accepted, in circulation, circulating, going around, doing the rounds, making the rounds, popular, widespread, rife, about
talked of, on everyone's lips, bruited about
3‘a current driving licence’
valid, usable, up to date
old, out of date
4‘the current prime minister’
incumbent, present, in office, in power
1‘a current of air’
steady flow, stream, backdraught, slipstream
airstream, thermal, updraught, draught
undercurrent, undertow, tide
2‘the current of human life’
course, progress, progression, flow, tide, movement
3‘the current of opinion’
trend, drift, direction, tendency, swing, tenor
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