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Antediluvian

Updated: 3 days ago

Pronunciation: [ an-tee-di-loo-vee-uhn ]


Definition: adjective; noun

1: very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive

2: a person who lived before the Flood; a very old or old-fashioned person or thing

Origin: 1640; Latin


Etymology: from ante- + Latin diluvium ‘deluge’ + -an


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • old

  • primitive

  • archaic

  • prehistoric

  • primeval

  • primordial

  • out of date

  • outdated

  • outmoded

  • ancient

Antonyms:

  • current

  • modern

  • up-to-date

  • fresh

  • new

  • young

Example: That home was more than old-fashioned, it was completely antediluvian.

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