The word “earliest” has 3 syllables: ear-li-est.

It's pronounced as /ˈɜːrlɪɪst/.

What is synonym and antonym for earliest?

In the thesaurus, “earliest” has 4 synonyms and 5 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for earliest along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for earliest

  • first
  • foremost
  • initial
  • original

Antonyms for earliest

Meanings of earliest

  • adjective
    1. At a time in advance of the usual or expected event.
    2. Arriving a time before expected; sooner than on time.
    3. Near the start or beginning.
    4. Having begun to occur; in its early stages.
    5. Of a star or class of stars, hotter than the sun.
  • adverb
    1. At a time before expected; sooner than usual.
    2. Soon; in good time; seasonably.

Example Sentences

  • She arrived at the airport in the earliest hours of the morning.
  • The earliest memories of childhood often shape one's personality.
  • The team completed the project well before the earliest deadline.
  • His interest in astronomy began during his earliest years of schooling.
  • The earliest signs of spring brought a burst of color to the garden.

On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to earliest, such as: final, first, foremost, initial, last, latest, latter.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.

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