Synonyms for contemporary

Grammar : Adj
Spell : kuhn-tem-puh-rer-ee
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈtɛm pəˌrɛr i

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Définition of contemporary

Origin :
  • 1630s, from Medieval Latin contemporarius, from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + temporarius "of time," from tempus "time" (see temporal (v.)). Meaning "modern, characteristic of the present" is from 1866.
  • adj modern
  • adj existing, occurring at same time
Example sentences :
  • This statement is abundantly confirmed by contemporary facts.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862 » by Various
  • Note 18: Mr. Robinson was educated at Harrow, and was a contemporary of Mr. Sheridan.
  • Extract from : « Beaux and Belles of England » by Mary Robinson
  • The period is contemporary with the peruke––the period is the peruke of style.
  • Extract from : « Leading Articles on Various Subjects » by Hugh Miller
  • The italics are ours: the satisfaction appears to be our contemporary's.
  • Extract from : « Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 25, 1914 » by Various
  • We do not care for their “ideals” expounded in contemporary histories and eulogies.
  • Extract from : « Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome » by Apicius
  • But what was the contemporary significance of these resolutions?
  • Extract from : « Patrick Henry » by Moses Coit Tyler
  • This would appear to be the only true reading of contemporary events.
  • Extract from : « England and Germany » by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • Every one has heard of the Beauty Bedingfield; but she was my mother's contemporary.
  • Extract from : « Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. » by Charles James Lever
  • I have become a contemporary of David and the patriarchs of Israel.
  • Extract from : « Where Half The World Is Waking Up » by Clarence Poe
  • The most notable of these are the comments of his friend and contemporary, Ben Jonson.
  • Extract from : « The Facts About Shakespeare » by William Allan Nielson

Antonyms for contemporary

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