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Synonyms for ancient
ˈeɪn ʃəntan·cient

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Wiktionary2.9 / 7 votes

  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 Antonyms3.4 / 5 votes

  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 The antiquated is not so much out of date as out of vogue.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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. antiqued

    antiqued means old fashioned, produced in a former period

    an antiqued door

    Submitted by rinat on June 1, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ancientadjective

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

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How to use ancient in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Ken Farley:

    In the distant past, the sand, mud, and salts that now make up the Wildcat Ridge sample were deposited under conditions where life could potentially have thrived, the fact the organic matter was found in such a sedimentary rock -- known for preserving fossils of ancient life here on Earth -- is important. However, as capable as our instruments aboard Perseverance are, further conclusions regarding what is contained in the Wildcat Ridge sample will have to wait until it's returned to Earth for in-depth study as part of the agency's Mars Sample Return campaign.

  3. Yuji Tanaka:

    After the war, Tokyo drastically changed economically and socially due to rapid economic growth through the 1970s, you can see the 400 years of history of Tokyo with perspective views at the museum. ( Just be aware that the Edo-Tokyo Museum is closed until early 2018 for a remodel. Other favorite must-see spots in Tokyo are visiting the shrine atSens?-ji, the insane streets of Shibuya( where you can cross the streets with thousands of other pedestrians, and visiting the beautiful Ueno Park in Tokyo's Tait? city. Sens?-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple — and also Toyko's oldest. ( Clint Henderson) The cherry blossoms at Ueno Park are a sight to see — just make sure you get there at the right time of year. ( Clint Henderson) JAPANESE RESTAURANT CAUGHT ADDING EXCESSIVE WASABI TO FOREIGNERS' ORDERS That might sound like a lot — especially since it's all within city limits — but Krasowski further suggests making Tokyo your temporary home base, and then hopping over to see other parts of the islands.

  4. Christopher Berry:

    Its a very ancient forest from the beginnings of the time where the planet was turning green and forests were becoming a normal part of the Earths system.

  5. Michael Fradley:

    The looting focuses on an area southwest of the ancient city, presumably an extramural cemetery where tombs may contain grave goods.


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