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Synonyms for ancient
ˈeɪn ʃəntan·cient

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  1. ancientnoun

    Antonyms:
    modern

  2. ancientnoun

    Having lasted from a remote period; having been of long duration; of great age; very old.

    Antonyms:
    modern

  3. ancientadjective

    Existent or occurring in time long past, usually in remote ages; belonging to or associated with antiquity; old, as opposed to modern.

    Antonyms:
    modern

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ancient

    Antique refers to an ancient, antiquated to a discarded style. Antique is that which is either ancient in fact or ancient in style. The reference is to the style rather than to the age. We can speak of the antique architecture of a church just built. The difference between antiquated and antique is not in the age, for a Puritan style may be scorned as antiquated, while a Roman or Renaissance style may be prized as antique. The antiquated is not so much out of date as out of vogue. Old-fashioned may be used approvingly or contemptuously. In the latter case it becomes a synonym for antiquated; in the good sense it approaches the meaning of antique, but indicates less duration. We call a wide New England fireplace old-fashioned; a coin of the Cæsars, antique. Quaint combines the idea of age with a pleasing oddity; as, a quaint gambrel-roofed house. Antiquated is sometimes used of persons in a sense akin to superannuated. The antiquated person is out of style and out of sympathy with the present generation by reason of age; the superannuated person is incapacitated for present activities by reason of age. Compare OLD.

    Synonyms:
    antiquated, antique, old-fashioned, quaint, superannuated

    Antonyms:
    fashionable, fresh, modern, modish, new, recent, stylish

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ancient

    Synonyms:
    old, antiquated, oldfashioned, antique, obsolete, old-time, aged, primeval, primordial, immemorial, time-honored

    Antonyms:
    new, young, modern, juvenile, upstart, fresh, parvenu

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ancient, antediluviannoun

    a very old person

    Synonyms:
    antediluvian, antediluvian patriarch

    Antonyms:
    present(a), young, immature, future

  2. ancientadjective

    a person who lived in ancient times

    Synonyms:
    antediluvian

    Antonyms:
    future, present(a), immature, young

  3. ancientadjective

    belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire

    "ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece"

    Antonyms:
    immature, future, present(a), young

  4. ancientadjective

    very old

    "an ancient mariner"

    Antonyms:
    young, future, present(a), immature

Editors Contribution

  1. antiqued

    antiqued means old fashioned, produced in a former period

    an antiqued door

    Submitted by rinat on June 1, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ancientadjective

    Synonyms:
    old, primitive, pristine, OLDEN, of old time, not modern

  2. ancientadjective

    Synonyms:
    of great age, of long duration

  3. ancientadjective

    Synonyms:
    antiquated, antique, archaic, obsolete, by-gone, old-fashioned, out of fashion, out of date, gone by

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ancientadjective

    Synonyms:
    old, antiquated, archaic, antique, pristine, primitive, archæan

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How to use ancient in a sentence?

  1. Martin Lee:

    This is an ancient, colonial set of regulations, and Christopher Cheung don't use them unless Christopher Cheung can't legislate anymore. Once Christopher Cheung start, there's no end to it. She could even invoke Article 23 under this, that gives her justification - I need more police powers, I need more draconian laws - it's so handy. She is completely destroying the rule of law. Only the government can really harm the rule of law, citizens can not.

  2. Tony Hofmann:

    It’s not just a single effort, like, okay you go through this Academy of Healing and now you’re on your own, it’s a community of support that mimics the ancient warrior tradition of teamwork.

  3. Phillip Barden:

    Fossilized behavior is exceedingly rare, predation( the act of predator attacking prey) especially so, as paleontologists, we speculate about the function of ancient adaptations using available evidence, but to see an extinct predator caught in the act of capturing its prey is invaluable.

  4. Tanya Smith:

    This study reports a major breakthrough in the reconstruction of ancient climates, a significant factor in human evolution, as temperature and precipitation cycles influenced the landscapes and food resources our ancestors relied on.

  5. Kyle Johnson:

    Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration, hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all.


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