Synonyms for recent

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ree-suhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈri sənt

Top 10 synonyms for recent Other synonyms for the word recent

Définition of recent

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Latin recentem (nominative recens) "lately done or made, new, fresh, young," from re- (see re-) + PIE root *ken- "fresh, new, young" (cf. Greek kainos "new;" Sanskrit kanina- "young;" Old Irish cetu- "first;" Old Church Slavonic načino "to begin," koni "beginning"). Related: Recently; recentness (1670s, but OED reports recency (1610s) was "Common in 19th c.").
  • adj current
Example sentences :
  • The consciousness of recent misconduct filled her with extreme dread.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The "state," as a matter of fact, is quite a recent invention.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • I'm so agitated by recent events, that, that—indeed you must excuse me.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • This river was not the least unique of our recent discoveries.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • That this is wholly of recent growth, is not, of course, to be inferred.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • I had undoubtedly brought on myself a fit of the "horrors," by my recent excesses.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • No one was there—but the tent had the look of recent occupation.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • Master Arthur repeated his recent refusal to pick at anything.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Since their recent return, our friend has yielded to a weekly visit, but that is the utmost.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • In recent years we have established parish councils in our villages.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield

Antonyms for recent

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