antediluvian, antiquated, archaic(adj)
so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
"a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"
little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
"archaic forms of life"; "primitive mammals"; "the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Some of the oldest or most ancient words are not obsolete, as father, mother, etc. A word is obsolete which has quite gone out of reputable use; a word is archaic which is falling out of reputable use, or, on the other hand, having been obsolete, is taken up tentatively by writers or speakers of influence, so that it may perhaps regain its position as a living word; a word is rare if there are few present instances of its reputable use. Compare OLD.
See synonyms for NEW.
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Translations for archaic
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- древен, стар, архаиченBulgarian
- arcaicCatalan, Valencian
- arkaisk, fortidig, gammeldagsDanish
- archaisch, veraltetGerman
- αρχαϊκός, απαρχαιωμένοςGreek
- antiikkinen, vanhahtavaFinnish
- àrsaidhScottish Gaelic
- ouderwets, archaïsch, verouderdDutch
- foreldet, gammeldags, arkaiskNorwegian
- învechit, arhaicRomanian
- ålderdomlig, arkaisk, arkaiserandeSwedish
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