antiquated

adjective
an·​ti·​quat·​ed | \ ˈan-tə-ˌkwā-təd How to pronounce antiquated (audio) \

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

Choose the Right Synonym for antiquated

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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First Known Use of antiquated

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for antiquated

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“Antiquated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiquated. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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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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