Old synonyms and antonyms
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(Archaic) Having the qualities associated with age, wisdom, or long use; venerable:
The definition of elderly is someone who is old.
Having reached the age of:
Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period:
Too old or worn for further work, service, etc.
(Biology) Vestigial or rudimentary, especially in comparison with related or ancestral species, as the tailbone of an ape. Used of an organ or other part of an organism.
The definition of primeval is a person or thing from the earliest times.
Constantly repeated; continued
Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time.
(Obs.) Having a keen sense of smell
Having white or gray hair from advanced age
Relating to, being, or characteristic of words and language that were once in regular use but are now relatively rare and suggestive of an earlier style or period.
Trembling, tottering, or exhibiting mental impairment associated with aging.
Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults:
Of a style or method formerly in vogue
Of or relating to a language before it is first recorded in writing.
That has or have gone by; past; former
The definition of decrepit is broken down by age, illness or hard use.
Retired from duty or service:
The definition of torn is ripped or shredded.
Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
Having developed early in the evolutionary history of a group:
(Countable) Something that is antique or obsolete. (Botany, of a plant) Having a life cycle of more than two years. Compare , annual . biennial Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
Of or relating to a historical period roughly coinciding with the European Middle Ages and characterized by feudal or aristocratic social structures, as in Japan or China.
Still pure; uncorrupted; unspoiled
(Bible) Of or relating to Noah or his time.
pre-adamite Of or pertaining to a race that predates Adam; pre-human.
The definition of antiquated is something that is out of date, old or no longer useful.
Marked by or providing unrestrained gratification; self-indulgent.
The remains or imprint of an organism from a previous geologic time. A fossil can consist of the preserved tissues of an organism, as when encased in amber, ice, or pitch, or more commonly of the hardened relic of such tissues, as when organic matter is replaced by dissolved minerals. Hardened fossils are often found in layers of sedimentary rock and along the beds of rivers that flow through them.
The definition of patriarchal is a society, group or organization that is ruled by a male.
Showing the marked deterioration often accompanying old age, esp. mental impairment characterized by confusion, memory loss, etc.
Of or for senior citizens
fogyism (Colloquial) The principles and conduct of a fogy. (Uncountable) The state of being obsolete"”no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected.
(Roman Catholic Church) A bishop who holds the highest episcopal rank after the pope.
To stop dividing, as certain cells.
Done, made, etc. just before the present time; modern; new
The definition of late is something that happens or someone that arrives after the expected time.
Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time
The definition of enduring is something that is long-lasting and patient.
Persisting for an extended period of time.
Functioning a long time; durable:
Not expected to change in status, condition, or place:
Having been formerly; former:
Having been such previously Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.
Aantediluvian in the Bible, is defined as someone or something from the time before the Great Flood.
Having or reflecting an attitude of social superiority; pretentious or snobbish:
Having had much experience, as in a particular occupation or activity
First in time; existing at or from the beginning; primitive; primeval
That was at one time; former
Keen-witted, clever, or sharp in practical affairs; astute
Having lost freshness; made musty, dry, bad, etc. by having been kept too long
(--- R.C.Ch.) A title of veneration for a dead person who may later be beatified
Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent:
Of long duration or existence:
Not up-to-date; old-fashioned; conservative
Of long standing or experience
The definition of out of date is someone or something that is old fashioned or that is no longer cool, hip or cutting edge.
Skilled or expert; proficient:
Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time
Having been such previously
Skilled or knowledgeable through long practice
(Informal) Genuine; real; authentic
Of an earlier time; former
The definition of former is something that happened in the past or a previously held role.
Having been in the past; former:
Being in an early period of life or growth; not old
with one foot in the grave
Lacking vitality; listless and weak:
(Slang) Quite intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
The definition of contemporary is existing at the same time or of the present time period.
Lasting in spite of hard wear or frequent use
The definition of gray is the color that is formed by mixing black and white, or having hair of this color.
Lacking an essential quality or element:
Lacking force or substance; flimsy: (Often rusted-out) Corroded; steel that has oxidized; covered in rust.
Stained, damaged, or worn down
Having no purpose or reason; pointless; to no avail:
The definition of whilom is something former, or that once was.
Continuing without change; enduring; lasting
Honored or observed because in existence or use for a long time Having begun to occur; in its early stages.
Extending back beyond memory or record; ancient
(Computers) Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links:
Having served formerly in a given capacity, especially an official one:
The definition of distant is separated, far away or not immediately connected.
Classical is defined as music, literature, art or culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Restricted to no specific time; always valid, true, or applicable
Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
Superior in quality or character; noble:
Grand or noble in thought or accomplishment; exalted:
of-age Old enough to be considered an adult (in law, or by society generally).
Not known before; new; recent
Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date:
The definition of worn is a person or thing that's been changed or damaged from being used, or showing the result of being overworked or worried.
The definition of excellent is someone or something as exceptional or of high quality.
Existing (in a place) from the beginning or from earliest days; first; indigenous
The definition of antebellum refers to some time period before a war happened, particularly with the Civil War in the U.S.
antemundane Being or occurring prior to the creation of the world.
Falling to pieces or into disrepair; broken down; shabby and neglected
Lasting or not changing during one's whole life
Designating or of the first geologic era of the Phanerozoic Eon, characterized by the development of the first fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and land plants (Colloquial) dated; out of style; old-fashioned
Ancient times; former ages; times long since past.
In an early stage of development; new:
A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
Having a physical or mental disability.
Beaten repeatedly or consistently; beaten up.
No longer in working order
Of unusually high quality; excellent:
Of, related to, or occurring in the past:
Of or relating to the aged or to characteristics of the aging process.
getting along (or on) in years
The definition of ramshackle is something that is badly in need of repair or that is likely to fall apart.
Shabby means unfair or low-quality.
Partly gray or streaked with gray: Synonym Study
is applied to that which has fallen into disuse, is out-of-date, or has been superseded obsolete weapons
applies to something marked by the characteristics of an earlier period thou is an archaic form of you
is used to describe that which has become old-fashioned or outdated antiquated notions of decorum
is applied to that which dates from ancient times, or, more commonly, from a former period antique furniture
implies reference to the remote past, often specif. the time of the early history of the world before the end of the Roman Empire (!a.d. 476) ancient history
implies having been in existence or use for a relatively long time an old civilization, old shoes
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