Definition of recent:
- Of late origin, existence, or occurrence; lately come; not of remote date, antiquated style, or the like; not already known, familiar, worn out, trite, etc.; fresh; novel; new; modern; as, recent news.
- Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells.
modern, new, juvenile, new-fashioned, youthful, new-fangled, late, young, new-made, original, upstart, latter-day, time, past.
new (part of speech: adjective)