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recent

re·cent

recent

 
pronunciation:
ri snt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with or happening in the very near past.
After the recent storm, many people are still without electricity.
antonyms:
distant
similar words:
fresh, late, new
definition 2: done, made, or appearing just before the present time; new.
I enjoy looking at magazines to see the recent fashions.
similar words:
contemporary, current, hot, modern, new, newfangled, up-to-date
derivations: recently (adv.), recentness (n.)
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  • recently:
    not long ago.