Antonyms of following:
leading, preceding, directive, directing, unfavourable, unfavorable, guiding, directional, anterior, former, past, last, antecedent, foregoing, precedent, previous, prior.
Examples of usage:
  1. I led, Dio following close behind me.
    "With Axe and Rifle", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. " She had not been here long, but she had a good following.
    "Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less", Jennette Lee.
  3. Did you blame the boy for following?
    "Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness", Henry van Dyke.