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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But in the '70s Dorough's style of jazz had become antiquated. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Bob Dorough died. You should care.," 24 Apr. 2018 Additionally, ingrained in the concept of virginity lie deeply antiquated notions about gender and sexuality. Caroline Reilly, Teen Vogue, "Brett Kavanaugh Could Have Been a Virgin and Still Sexually Assaulted Dr. Ford," 30 Sep. 2018 Infiltrating congress on her own terms, while redefining the antiquated ideas of what a politician is supposed to look, act, and dress like? Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Red Lipstick and Gold Hoops Were a Nod to Bronx Spirit—and Sonia Sotomayor—at Her Swearing In," 4 Jan. 2019 Called the First Step Act, the bill does away with many of the racist, antiquated policies currently in place in the criminal justice system. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This New Criminal Justice Bill Could Finally Give Incarcerated Women the Period Products They Need," 19 Dec. 2018 Photo: Getty Images The antiquated mill hasn’t turned a profit in decades. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Weaving Magic Unravels in Woolrich, Pa.," 21 Dec. 2018 Although the long-term costs to the economy and taxpayers were relatively light, the stink of political favors for an antiquated industry didn’t sit well with voters. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "‘It’s the economy, stupid,’ and the bad luck of George H.W. Bush," 4 Dec. 2018 The arrival of the holidays usually triggers an explosion of over-the-top decorations, garish gift wrap, and antiquated recipes. ELLE Decor, "This Holiday Party Is Anything But Traditional—And We're Obsessed," 30 Nov. 2018 And implying that breasts are an identifying quality of a particular gender, or that they are required to fulfill a particular ideal of what a woman is supposed to be or look like, is a seriously offensive and antiquated way of thinking. Sara Altschule, SELF, "8 Things Not to Say to Someone After a Mastectomy," 3 Dec. 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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