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antique

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of antique

  1. 1 dating or surviving from the distant past <studied shards from antique pots made by the Pueblos of the Southwest> Synonyms aged, age-old, antediluvian, ancient, dateless, hoar, hoary, immemorial, old, venerableRelated Words aging (or ageing), mature; antiquated, archaic, archaistic, dated, fusty, geriatric, medieval (also mediaeval), moldy, Noachian, obsolete, outmoded, out-of-date, passé; old-fashioned, old-time, old-world, retro, vintage; durable, enduring, lasting, long-lived, permanent; ageless, hallowed, time-honored, timeless, time-tested, timeworn, traditional, tried, tried-and-true; classic, classical; prehistoric (also prehistorical), primeval, primordialNear Antonyms fresh, vernal, young, youthful; contemporary, current, latest, mod, novel, present-day, ultramodern; untested, untried; brand-new, unused, unwornAntonyms modern, new, recent

  2. 2 pleasantly reminiscent of an earlier time <loved to collect antique sugar tongs> Synonyms old-fashioned, oldfangled, old-school, old-time, old-timey, old-world, quaint, retro, retrograde, vintageRelated Words antiquated, moldy, obsolete, rinky-dink; historic, historical, olden, traditional; old hat, outdated, outmoded, out-of-date, outworn, passé, superannuated; dated, fusty, moth-eaten, musty, stodgy; aged, age-old, ancient, antediluvian, atavistic, fossilized, hoary, venerable; bygone, erstwhile, former, late, past; forgotten, remote; ageless, dateless; timeless; anachronistic (also anachronic), anachronousNear Antonyms fresh, new; chic, designer, fashionable, smart, stylish; modernized, refurbished, remodeled, renewed, updated; last, latest; futuristic, high-tech (also hi-tech), latter-day, nontraditional; recentAntonyms contemporary, current, hot, mod, modern, modernist, modernistic, new age, newfangled, new-fashioned, present-day, red-hot, space-age, state-of-the-art, ultramodern, up-to-date


antique

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of antique

  1. something belonging to or surviving from an earlier period <their house is filled with rare antiques, including a collection of 19th-century African masks> Synonyms museum piece, relic Related Words artifact, fossil; dinosaur; antiquities, ruins; hangover, remains, remnant, trace, vestige



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