Synonyms and Antonyms of relic
1 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished a crude stone ax and other relics of the Neanderthals Synonyms of relic echo, ghost, vestige, shadow, traceWords Related to relic memento, remembrance, reminder; artifact; afterimage, aftertaste; balance, corpse, hangover, leftover, oddment, remainder, remnant, scrap; dreg(s), leavings, remain(s), residual, residue, rest
2 something belonging to or surviving from an earlier period in my grandparents' attic are many “groovy” relics from the 1960s Synonyms of relic museum piece, antiqueWords Related to relic artifact, fossil; dinosaur; antiquities, ruins; hangover, remains, remnant, trace, vestige
3 one that has passed the peak of effectiveness or popularity his courtly manners marked him as a relic of a more refined and formal era Synonyms of relic dinosaur, has-beenWords Related to relic dodo, fogy (also fogey), fossil, old-timer; fuddy-duddy, mossback, stick-in-the-mud, stodge [British], troglodyte; throwbackNear Antonyms of relic comer, rising star, up-and-comer
4 relics pl a dead body though it is believed that missionary died in New Guinea, his relics have never been found Synonyms of relic bones, cadaver, carcass, corpus, corse [archaic], relics, remains, stiffWords Related to relic mummy; carnage, carrion; ashes; deceased, decedent
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