Synonyms of former in English:

former


See definition of former

adjective

1‘the former Bishop of London’

SYNONYMS

one-time, erstwhile, sometime, late, as was

previous, foregoing, preceding, old, earlier, prior, precursory, antecedent, ex-, past, last

ci-devant

rare quondam, whilom, anterior, precedent

ANTONYMS

future, next

2‘in former times’

SYNONYMS

earlier, old, past, bygone, long-ago, forgotten, immemorial, remote

ancient, primeval, primordial, prehistoric, antediluvian

gone by, long ago, long departed, long gone, long past, of old

literary of yore, olden, foregone

rare primigenial, pristine

ANTONYMS

present, future

3‘those who take the former view’

SYNONYMS

first-mentioned, first

ANTONYMS

latter