Translation of erstwhile in Spanish:

erstwhile

antiguo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈəːstwʌɪl//ˈərstˌ(h)waɪl/

adjective

literary

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    (foe/companions) antiguo
    • But there's nothing like a common enemy to get erstwhile rivals to work together.
    • To be fair to the script writers, they have made Todd behave in a way which entitled his erstwhile friends and neighbours to complain about his conduct.
    • Or is it more a question of a prime minister losing the trust of his people, including some his erstwhile friends and allies?
    • He assuredly bumped off a formidable array of erstwhile friends and possible rivals.
    • Many of the president's erstwhile critics seem willing to give him a chance.

adverb

literary

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    otrora literary
    antiguamente
    • The future, as foreseen by Douglas Hurd, erstwhile Foreign Secretary to Margaret Thatcher, looks intriguing.
    • The stately buildings, erstwhile the abode of the honoured and wealthy of the city, are now tenanted by humble toilers, or turned into places of business.
    • Getting a brand that was erstwhile pushed by James Bond himself?
    • Oil money has corrupted the media and a considerable segment of erstwhile critical intellectuals.
    • Thus it came to pass that one of the islands of the Archipelago of Bermuda, erstwhile the haunt of buccaneers, became the lair of another gang.