: of, relating to, or existing in times antedating written history
: of or relating to a language in a period of its development from which contemporary records of its sounds and forms have not been preserved
: regarded as being outdated or outmoded <prehistoric attitudes>
— pre·his·tor·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of PREHISTORIC
- His attitudes about women are downright prehistoric.
- <prehistoric notions about mental illness that have no place in today's world>
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Related to PREHISTORIC
- antiquated, archaic, dated, démodé, demoded, fossilized, kaput (also kaputt), medieval (also mediaeval), moribund, mossy, moth-eaten, neolithic, Noachian, outdated, outmoded, out-of-date, outworn, passé, obsolete (also prehistorical), rusty, Stone Age, superannuated
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