Old synonyms

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(Archaic) Having the qualities associated with age, wisdom, or long use; venerable:
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The definition of elderly is someone who is old.
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Having reached the age of:
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Worn
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Too old or worn for further work, service, etc.
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From or relating to a previous era.
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Familiar through use; usual; accustomed.
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An old person with impaired intellect; one in his or her dotage.
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(--- Roman Catholic Church) Used as a title for a person who has reached the first stage of canonization.
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The definition of patriarchal is a society, group or organization that is ruled by a male.
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Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period:
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The definition of primeval is a person or thing from the earliest times.
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No longer vigorous
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(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.
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Ancient
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Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time.
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Having white or gray hair from advanced age
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Of unusually high quality; excellent:
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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.
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That has or have gone by; past; former
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The definition of decrepit is broken down by age, illness or hard use.
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Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
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No longer vigorous
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Lacking vitality; listless and weak:
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(Slang) Quite intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
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Trembling, tottering, or exhibiting mental impairment associated with aging.
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(Colloquial) A leading light, or exemplar of a particular practice or movement.
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Worn
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Of a style or method formerly in vogue
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No longer vigorous
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No longer vigorous
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(Bible) Occurring or belonging to the era before the Flood.
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Of, related to, or occurring in the past:
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Grown up
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The definition of youthful is someone who is young and vigorous, or is something that has the characteristics of someone young such as active and new.
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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.
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Having developed early in the evolutionary history of a group:
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Very durable; longlasting
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(Botany, of a plant) Having a life cycle of more than two years. Compare annual, biennial.
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Constantly repeated; continued
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In need of some rest or sleep.
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Having a physical or mental disability.
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Of or relating to a language before it is first recorded in writing.
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Not derivative; fundamental; original
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Having continued for a long time
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Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.
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Lasting in spite of hard wear or frequent use
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Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults:
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Of or relating to the aged or to characteristics of the aging process.
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Of or pertaining to troglodytes, or dwellers in caves
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Not properly maintained; neglected
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Very old; having existed for a long time; ancient or well-established
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Alternative spelling of troglodytic.
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(Bible) Of or relating to Noah or his time.
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Of or pertaining to a race that predates Adam; pre-human.
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(Simile) Extremely old.
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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.
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The definition of contemporary is existing at the same time or of the present time period.
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Lasting a long time.
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Functioning a long time; durable:
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Having been formerly; former:
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Having been such previously
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(Informal) Premature; occurring too soon.
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Former; erstwhile
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The definition of torn is ripped or shredded.
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The definition of modern is having to do with the current time.
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Honored or observed because in existence or use for a long time
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From or reminiscent of an earlier time or era; old-fashioned.
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Being in an early period of life or growth; not old
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Of or relating to a vintage.
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Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent:
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Much loved; beloved
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Cherished
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Superior in quality or character; noble:
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Grand or noble in thought or accomplishment; exalted:
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Old enough to be considered an adult (in law, or by society generally).
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Covered by growth; overgrown.
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The definition of antiquated is something that is out of date, old or no longer useful.
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Existing (in a place) from the beginning or from earliest days; first; indigenous
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Being or occurring prior to the creation of the world.
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Pertaining to an archaist; deliberately archaic, old-fashioned in an affected way.
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No longer fashionable.
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Marked by or providing unrestrained gratification; self-indulgent.
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Falling to pieces or into disrepair; broken down; shabby and neglected
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Having or reflecting an attitude of social superiority; pretentious or snobbish:
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Having had much experience, as in a particular occupation or activity
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Preceding in time; earlier; past
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Proficient through practice; experienced; skilled
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Still pure; uncorrupted; unspoiled
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That was at one time; former
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(Obs.) Having a keen sense of smell
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Showing the marked deterioration often accompanying old age, esp. mental impairment characterized by confusion, memory loss, etc.
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Of or for senior citizens
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Characterized more by usefulness or practicality than by fashionableness, especially of clothing.
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Keen-witted, clever, or sharp in practical affairs; astute
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Having lost freshness; made musty, dry, bad, etc. by having been kept too long
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Not up-to-date; old-fashioned; conservative
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Of a person, preferring the customs of earlier times.
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The definition of out of date is someone or something that is old fashioned or that is no longer cool, hip or cutting edge.
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Experienced, especially in terms of a profession or a hobby
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Knowledgeable or skilled, either through study or experience; familiar; practiced
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Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
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Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time
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Having been such previously
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Skilled or knowledgeable through long practice
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Alternative form of honest-to-God.
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(Informal) Genuine; real; authentic
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(Informal) Real; actual
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Of an earlier time; former
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Having been in the past; former:
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Having no purpose or reason; pointless; to no avail:
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Outdated
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Having begun to occur; in its early stages.
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Of which knowledge has been lost; which is no longer remembered.
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Extending back beyond memory or record; ancient
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(Computers) Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links:
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Having served formerly in a given capacity, especially an official one:
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The definition of distant is separated, far away or not immediately connected.
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Classical is defined as music, literature, art or culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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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.
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Restricted to no specific time; always valid, true, or applicable
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(Archaic) Without an end; endless
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Of a throwback or exhibiting primitivism.
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Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
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Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
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That has never been used
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(Geology) Of, relating to, or being the Holocene Epoch.
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Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage:
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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.
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Dearly loved
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The definition of excellent is someone or something as exceptional or of high quality.
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Composed of adults:
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The definition of antebellum refers to some time period before a war happened, particularly with the Civil War in the U.S.
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(Biology) Of a part of an organism, disappearing in the normal course of development.
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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.
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(Biology) Of or pertaining to senescent animals or plants.
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Lasting or not changing during one's whole life
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In the process of becoming obsolete, but not obsolete yet.
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See old hat.
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Designating or of the first geologic era of the Phanerozoic Eon, characterized by the development of the first fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and land plants
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(Colloquial) dated; out of style; old-fashioned
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The definition of whilom is something former, or that once was.
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Withered; wizen.
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(Countable) Something that is antique or obsolete.
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Ancient times; former ages; times long since past.
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A senior official in a college or university, who may be in charge of a division or faculty (for example, the dean of science) or have some other advisory or disciplinary function (for example, the dean of students).
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(Colloquial) The principles and conduct of a fogy.
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Alternative spelling of greybeard.
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(By extension) A very conservative or reactionary person, especially one with old-fashioned views.
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(Uncountable) The state of being obsolete"”no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected.
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(Roman Catholic Church) A bishop who holds the highest episcopal rank after the pope.
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To stop dividing, as certain cells.
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(Before the noun) current; recent; the latest
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Continuing without change; enduring; lasting
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Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time
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The definition of enduring is something that is long-lasting and patient.
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Persisting for an extended period of time.
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Not expected to change in status, condition, or place:
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The definition of gray is the color that is formed by mixing black and white, or having hair of this color.
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No longer vigorous
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No longer vigorous
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No longer vigorous
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No longer vigorous
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No longer vigorous
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Run down, damaged, in disrepair.
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Weak or ill, not in good health.
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Retired from duty or service:
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Lacking an essential quality or element:
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Depleted; in a state of exhaustion.
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(Idiomatic) Laid aside, unused, abandoned
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No longer vigorous
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No longer novel
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Worn or used until no longer usable or effective.
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Lacking force or substance; flimsy:
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Having been patched.
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Exhausted or worn out:
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(Often rusted-out) Corroded; steel that has oxidized; covered in rust.
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Stained, damaged, or worn down
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The definition of ramshackle is something that is badly in need of repair or that is likely to fall apart.
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Beaten repeatedly or consistently; beaten up.
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Shabby means unfair or low-quality.
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Discarded; rejected.
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Partly gray or streaked with gray:
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Synonym Study

  • Obsolete is applied to that which has fallen into disuse, is out-of-date, or has been superseded obsolete weapons
  • Archaic applies to something marked by the characteristics of an earlier period thou is an archaic form of you
  • Antiquated is used to describe that which has become old-fashioned or outdated antiquated notions of decorum
  • Antique is applied to that which dates from ancient times, or, more commonly, from a former period antique furniture
  • Ancient 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
  • Old implies having been in existence or use for a relatively long time an old civilization, old shoes
Find another word for old. In this page you can discover 227 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for old, like: ancient, elderly, aged, faded, superannuated, olden, getting along (or on) in years, used, dotard, venerable and patriarchal.