antiquated

adjective
an·​ti·​quat·​ed

Definition of antiquated

1 : outmoded or discredited by reason of age : old and no longer useful, popular, or accepted antiquated ideas antiquated methods of farming antiquated machinery antiquated slang
2 : obsolete an antiquated calendar
3 : advanced in age

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old, ancient, venerable, antique, antiquated, archaic, obsolete mean having come into existence or use in the more or less distant past. old may apply to either actual or merely relative length of existence. old houses an old sweater of mine ancient applies to occurrence, existence, or use in or survival from the distant past. ancient accounts of dragons venerable stresses the impressiveness and dignity of great age. the family's venerable patriarch antique applies to what has come down from a former or ancient time. collected antique Chippendale furniture antiquated implies being discredited or outmoded or otherwise inappropriate to the present time. antiquated teaching methods archaic implies having the character or characteristics of a much earlier time. the play used archaic language to convey a sense of period obsolete may apply to something regarded as no longer acceptable or useful even though it is still in existence. a computer that makes earlier models obsolete

Examples of antiquated in a Sentence

He has some pretty antiquated opinions about politics. saw an antiquated hand-cranked rope-making machine at the textiles museum

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Home flipping, which traditionally has been an antiquated practice conducted by locals, has undergone dramatic changes since the housing bust in 2008. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "New home flipping platform sells to the first bidder, not the highest," 19 Sep. 2018 While that can certainly be the case, the antiquated belief that long hair is the ultimate symbol of femininity couldn't be more true. Glamour, "33 Celebrity Pixie Cuts That’ll Make You Want Short Hair," 17 Apr. 2019 The antiquated optometric model doesn’t seamlessly marry medical, retail, and the modern consumer. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This New Startup Wants to Bring Eye Care to the Forefront of Wellness Culture," 5 Apr. 2019 His solo track is halfway between a jazz standard and R&B ballad, showcasing his attachment to antiquated sounds. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "BTS' 50 Best Songs: Critics' Picks," 12 June 2018 Shopping 22 Slides Over the past few seasons, designers have offered up more and more reasons to ditch the antiquated notion that suits are only for those who work in corporate environments. Glamour, "22 Very Convincing Reasons To Swap Out Your Sundress For A Suit," 21 Mar. 2019 Over 100 years later in Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia, one man inadvertently recreated the event in a way that is simultaneously more modern and more antiquated when his cellphone blocked an incoming arrow. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Phone Saves Man From Incoming Arrow," 15 Mar. 2019 Back in January of 2017, the United States Army revised its grooming and appearance regulations, lifting a ban on female soldiers wearing their hair in locs, which was a celebrated triumph in redefining antiquated beauty norms. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "In a Historic Move, New York City Bans Discrimination Based on Hair," 19 Feb. 2019 Carefully filing your documents and emails is an antiquated notion. David Pierce, WSJ, "Microsoft Is Fixing Office, but Not Fast Enough," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of antiquated

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for antiquated

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antiquated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of antiquated

: very old and no longer useful, popular, or accepted : very old-fashioned or obsolete

antiquated

adjective
an·​ti·​quat·​ed | \ ˈan-tə-ˌkwā-təd\

Kids Definition of antiquated

: very old and no longer useful or popular : old-fashioned, obsolete We bought a house with an antiquated electrical system.

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