Antonyms for oldoʊld

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term old

Princeton's WordNet

  1. old(adj)

    past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')

    Antonyms:
    adolescent, three-year-old, sunrise(a), counterfeit, preteen, infantile, refreshing, immature, schoolgirlish, childlike, youngish, boyish, inexperient, parvenu, brand-new, revolutionary, succeeding(a), recent, hot, preadolescent, untested, novel, unused, teen, future, spic-and-span, puppyish, radical, teenage, tender, junior, puppylike, virgin, schoolboyish, childly, teenaged, young, unfamiliar, newfound, one-year-old, newborn, middle, new-sprung(a), two-year-old, imitative, four-year-old, present(a), red-hot, five-year-old, small, untried, youthful, boylike, bran-new, little, fresh, girlish, early, new, spick-and-span, vernal, rising, late, parvenue, inexperienced

  2. old(adj)

    (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age

    Antonyms:
    revolutionary, adolescent, untested, unused, new-sprung(a), newfound, future, preteen, schoolboyish, teenaged, brand-new, present(a), fresh, parvenu, young, puppyish, schoolgirlish, puppylike, newborn, rising, immature, boylike, inexperient, infantile, five-year-old, late, two-year-old, teenage, four-year-old, girlish, youngish, succeeding(a), inexperienced, new, preadolescent, three-year-old, bran-new, sunrise(a), teen, red-hot, boyish, untried, childlike, imitative, radical, hot, middle, recent, counterfeit, unfamiliar, virgin, little, vernal, tender, spick-and-span, refreshing, junior, one-year-old, early, small, youthful, novel, parvenue, spic-and-span, childly

    Synonyms:
    erstwhile(a), onetime(a), honest-to-god, former(a), sometime(a), sure-enough(a), one-time(a), older, honest-to-goodness, old(a), previous(a), quondam(a)

  3. old(adj)

    of long duration; not new

    Antonyms:
    sunrise(a), junior, fresh, inexperient, imitative, little, brand-new, adolescent, childly, spic-and-span, inexperienced, tender, teen, girlish, late, teenage, early, untried, youthful, preteen, young, hot, unused, untested, preadolescent, rising, spick-and-span, radical, four-year-old, puppylike, present(a), teenaged, schoolgirlish, red-hot, schoolboyish, recent, bran-new, newborn, middle, boyish, counterfeit, two-year-old, parvenu, new, three-year-old, revolutionary, childlike, novel, future, succeeding(a), five-year-old, one-year-old, immature, parvenue, puppyish, newfound, infantile, virgin, boylike, small, youngish, vernal, new-sprung(a), unfamiliar, refreshing

    Synonyms:
    erstwhile(a), onetime(a), honest-to-god, former(a), sometime(a), sure-enough(a), one-time(a), older, honest-to-goodness, old(a), previous(a), quondam(a)

  4. old(a)(adj)

    (used for emphasis) very familiar

    Antonyms:
    sunrise(a), childly, five-year-old, newfound, schoolgirlish, junior, hot, one-year-old, unfamiliar, imitative, succeeding(a), untested, four-year-old, revolutionary, young, teen, newborn, rising, teenage, parvenu, youthful, future, late, three-year-old, teenaged, schoolboyish, inexperienced, recent, inexperient, counterfeit, preteen, new-sprung(a), preadolescent, brand-new, boylike, puppylike, immature, virgin, early, red-hot, puppyish, radical, untried, girlish, bran-new, adolescent, present(a), new, infantile, vernal, spick-and-span, boyish, novel, childlike, tender, youngish, refreshing, parvenue, fresh, small, spic-and-span, two-year-old, middle, little, unused

  5. old, older(adj)

    skilled through long experience

    Antonyms:
    small, bran-new, preadolescent, immature, childlike, imitative, teen, new-sprung(a), fresh, sunrise(a), newfound, three-year-old, future, revolutionary, novel, parvenue, brand-new, youthful, inexperienced, newborn, infantile, new, adolescent, present(a), middle, schoolgirlish, hot, untested, boyish, five-year-old, unused, late, childly, spic-and-span, refreshing, parvenu, boylike, vernal, inexperient, puppylike, radical, four-year-old, spick-and-span, recent, untried, junior, succeeding(a), rising, red-hot, teenaged, counterfeit, tender, two-year-old, unfamiliar, early, schoolboyish, preteen, young, teenage, girlish, virgin, youngish, little, one-year-old, puppyish

    Synonyms:
    quondam(a), elder, previous(a), senior, older, old, sr., old(a), former(a), one-time(a), honest-to-god, erstwhile(a), honest-to-goodness, onetime(a), aged, sure-enough(a), sometime(a), elderly

  6. erstwhile(a), former(a), old, onetime(a), one-time(a), quondam(a), sometime(a)(adj)

    belonging to some prior time

    Antonyms:
    young, recent, parvenue, schoolboyish, puppylike, preteen, preadolescent, adolescent, hot, unfamiliar, puppyish, parvenu, five-year-old, tender, teen, little, unused, novel, rising, succeeding(a), future, inexperienced, vernal, sunrise(a), bran-new, teenage, schoolgirlish, newborn, boyish, junior, three-year-old, refreshing, fresh, counterfeit, middle, childly, revolutionary, four-year-old, boylike, virgin, untested, spick-and-span, two-year-old, youthful, early, one-year-old, red-hot, spic-and-span, new, inexperient, small, new-sprung(a), radical, untried, childlike, teenaged, youngish, infantile, present(a), newfound, brand-new, imitative, girlish, immature, late

  7. honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, old(a), sure-enough(a)(adj)

    (used informally especially for emphasis)

    Antonyms:
    newborn, spick-and-span, rising, two-year-old, early, youthful, fresh, red-hot, untried, childlike, recent, virgin, bran-new, brand-new, new, infantile, late, refreshing, parvenu, schoolboyish, spic-and-span, adolescent, sunrise(a), teen, boyish, hot, newfound, unused, untested, three-year-old, vernal, childly, one-year-old, boylike, young, counterfeit, present(a), girlish, unfamiliar, new-sprung(a), teenaged, future, novel, immature, preteen, youngish, preadolescent, puppyish, little, imitative, four-year-old, five-year-old, succeeding(a), middle, teenage, radical, schoolgirlish, junior, puppylike, small, parvenue, tender, inexperient, revolutionary, inexperienced

  8. Old(adj)

    of a very early stage in development

    Antonyms:
    refreshing, five-year-old, novel, inexperient, puppylike, little, immature, untested, young, one-year-old, new-sprung(a), untried, virgin, newfound, teenaged, teen, two-year-old, schoolboyish, four-year-old, rising, childly, spic-and-span, three-year-old, newborn, junior, puppyish, counterfeit, brand-new, present(a), hot, middle, red-hot, bran-new, vernal, adolescent, schoolgirlish, late, sunrise(a), preadolescent, succeeding(a), infantile, recent, imitative, unused, revolutionary, teenage, new, childlike, youthful, spick-and-span, boylike, fresh, small, inexperienced, youngish, parvenue, tender, early, girlish, radical, boyish, unfamiliar, preteen, future, parvenu

    Synonyms:
    erstwhile(a), onetime(a), honest-to-god, former(a), sometime(a), sure-enough(a), one-time(a), older, honest-to-goodness, old(a), previous(a), quondam(a)

  9. previous(a), old(adj)

    just preceding something else in time or order

    Antonyms:
    preadolescent, untried, unfamiliar, virgin, counterfeit, present(a), newborn, childlike, newfound, future, recent, young, spick-and-span, preteen, one-year-old, schoolgirlish, new-sprung(a), girlish, early, unused, schoolboyish, small, infantile, refreshing, tender, immature, inexperient, succeeding(a), rising, puppylike, spic-and-span, red-hot, adolescent, four-year-old, teenage, hot, untested, vernal, three-year-old, middle, radical, teenaged, boylike, teen, little, late, brand-new, boyish, bran-new, imitative, parvenue, youthful, puppyish, fresh, sunrise(a), junior, parvenu, five-year-old, two-year-old, youngish, childly, new, novel, revolutionary, inexperienced

Wiktionary

  1. old(adjective)

    Tiresome.

    Synonyms:
    ancient, long in the tooth, obsolete, erstwhile, antiquated, ex-, one-time, aged, of age, former, past

  2. old(adjective)

    Said of subdued colors, particularly reds, pinks and oranges, as if they had faded over time.

    Synonyms:
    ex-, aged, obsolete, long in the tooth, antiquated, of age, one-time, former, ancient, erstwhile, past

  3. old(adjective)

    A grammatical intensifier, often used in describing something positive.

    Synonyms:
    long in the tooth, erstwhile, ex-, former, past, of age, ancient, one-time, aged, antiquated, obsolete

  4. old(noun)

    Antonyms:
    young

    Synonyms:
    elderly, ageing, long in the tooth, aged, aging

  5. old(noun)

    Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.

    Synonyms:
    antiquated, aged, one-time, ancient, long in the tooth, former, of age, obsolete, ex-, erstwhile, past

  6. old(adjective)

    Of a living being, having lived for most of the expected years.

    Synonyms:
    long in the tooth, one-time, obsolete, former, ancient, of age, erstwhile, ex-, past, antiquated, aged

  7. old(adjective)

    Of a perishable item, having existed for most, or more than its shelf life.

    Synonyms:
    erstwhile, ex-, one-time, aged, ancient, past, obsolete, antiquated, of age, long in the tooth, former

  8. old(adjective)

    Of an item that has been used and so is not new .

    Synonyms:
    antiquated, of age, former, aged, erstwhile, ancient, one-time, long in the tooth, ex-, obsolete, past

  9. old(adjective)

    Having existed or lived for the specified time.

    Antonyms:
    brand new, new, fresh

    Synonyms:
    ancient, aged, obsolete, past, long in the tooth, erstwhile, one-time, ex-, former, antiquated, of age

  10. old(adjective)

    Former, previous.

    Antonyms:
    new, current, latest

    Synonyms:
    past, antiquated, ancient, one-time, long in the tooth, erstwhile, former, of age, ex-, aged, obsolete

  11. old(adjective)

    That is no longer in existence.

    Synonyms:
    antiquated, past, erstwhile, ex-, ancient, long in the tooth, aged, of age, one-time, former, obsolete

  12. old(adjective)

    Obsolete; out-of-date.

    Synonyms:
    past, erstwhile, ancient, antiquated, one-time, long in the tooth, former, ex-, aged, of age, obsolete

  13. old(adjective)

    Familiar.

    Synonyms:
    aged, long in the tooth, past, of age, obsolete, erstwhile, former, one-time, ex-, ancient, antiquated

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. old

    That is termed old which has existed long, or which existed long ago. Ancient, from the Latin, through the French, is the more stately, old, from the Saxon, the more familiar word. Familiarity, on one side, is near to contempt; thus we say, an old coat, an old hat. On the other hand, familiarity is akin to tenderness, and thus old is a word of endearment; as, "the old homestead," the "old oaken bucket." "Tell me the old, old story!" has been sung feelingly by millions; "tell me that ancient story" would remove it out of all touch of human sympathy. Olden is a statelier form of old, and is applied almost exclusively to time, not to places, buildings, persons, etc. As regards periods of time, the familiar are also the near; thus, the old times are not too far away for familiar thought and reference; the olden times are more remote, ancient times still further removed. Gray, hoary, and moldering refer to outward and visible tokens of age. Aged applies chiefly to long-extended human life. Decrepit, gray, and hoary refer to the effects of age on the body exclusively; senile upon the mind also; as, a decrepit frame, senile garrulousness. One may be aged and neither decrepit nor senile. Elderly is applied to those who have passed middle life, but scarcely reached old age. Remote (Latin re, back or away, and moveo, move), primarily refers to space, but is extended to that which is far off in time; as, at some remote period. Venerable expresses the involuntary reverence that we yield to the majestic and long-enduring, whether in the material world or in human life and character. Compare ANTIQUE; OBSOLETE; PRIMEVAL.

    Compare synonyms for NEW; YOUTHFUL.

    Synonyms:
    aged, ancient, antiquated, antique, decrepit, elderly, gray, hoary, immemorial, olden, patriarchal, remote, senile, time-honored, time-worn, venerable

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