antediluvian

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

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Part of Speech

noun, adjective

Origin + Etymology

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

Synonyms

adjective

  • old
  • primitive
  • archaic
  • prehistoric
  • primeval
  • primordial
  • out of date
  • outdated
  • outmoded
  • ancient

Antonyms

noun

  • young

adjective

  • current
  • modern
  • up-to-date
  • fresh
  • new

Definition

noun

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

adjective

very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive

Examples

noun

They called her antediluvian because of her old-fashioned ways.

adjective

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

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