1. up to now or then: up to the present time or the time in question

2. to here

Example Sentences
  • It was a worrying sign that the hitherto stalwart consumer was hesitating to spend.
  • It is clear that the chemotactic behaviour of Paramecium is less simple than was hitherto thought.
  • But violence like this was hitherto unknown.
Synonyms: heretofore, theretofore, yet, so far, thus far
Antonyms: henceforth, henceforward, hereafter, thenceforth, thenceforward (also thenceforwards), thereafter



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