What is another word for antique?

Synonyms for antique
ænˈtikan·tique

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term antique.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. antique

    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 The antiquated is not so much out of date as out of vogue.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:
    ancient, antiquated, old-fashioned, quaint, superannuated

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. antique

    Synonyms:
    archaic, ancient, ancestral

    Antonyms:
    modern, recent, new-fangled

Princeton's WordNet

  1. old-timer, oldtimer, gaffer, old geezer, antiquenoun

    an elderly man

    Synonyms:
    stager, honcho, gaffer, old hand, old stager, oldtimer, chief, foreman, warhorse, old geezer, boss, old-timer, veteran

    Antonyms:
    new, fashionable, stylish

  2. antiqueadjective

    any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

    Synonyms:
    gaffer, oldtimer, old geezer, old-timer

    Antonyms:
    stylish, new, fashionable

  3. antiqueadjective

    made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age

    "the beautiful antique French furniture"

    Synonyms:
    outmoded, passe, old-hat(p), passee, ex, age-old, demode, old-fashioned

    Antonyms:
    new, stylish, fashionable

  4. antique, demode, ex, old-fashioned, old-hat(p), outmoded, passe, passeeadjective

    out of fashion

    "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"

    Antonyms:
    stylish, new, fashionable

  5. age-old, antiqueverb

    belonging to or lasting from times long ago

    "age-old customs"; "the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"

    Synonyms:
    outmoded, passe, old-hat(p), passee, demode, ex, age-old, old-fashioned

    Antonyms:
    new, stylish, fashionable

  6. antiqueverb

    shop for antiques

    "We went antiquing on Saturday"

    Synonyms:
    antiquate

    Antonyms:
    new, stylish, fashionable

  7. antique, antiquateverb

    give an antique appearance to

    "antique furniture"

    Synonyms:
    antiquate

    Antonyms:
    stylish, fashionable, new

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. antiqueadjective

    Synonyms:
    old, ancient, ANTIQUATED

  2. antiquenoun

    Synonyms:
    ancient rarity, piece of ancient art

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. antiqueadjective

    Synonyms:
    archaic, old, antiquated, ancient

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "antique":

    ancient, antiquity, old, archaic, former

How to pronounce antique?

How to say antique in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#371old
#1753former
#1793chief
#1936ex
#3283ancient
#3910antique
#4699boss
#6768veteran
#18419foreman
#22771ancestral
#24836quaint
#25076antiquity
#29875archaic
#38267passe
#49178antiquated
#70253outmoded
#73540gaffer
#78337honcho
#113982stager
#114429oldtimer
#140073warhorse
#238402superannuated

How to use antique in a sentence?

  1. Sandeep Khandelwal:

    Simplicity is the end, and not the beginning, of design, we developed clean and uncluttered interiors, weaving in ancient metal jaalis screens, antique brass embossing, block printed fabrics and hand-picked artifacts.

  2. Qais Hussain Rashid:

    They cut these reliefs and sell them to criminals and antique dealers, usually they cut off the head, leaving the legs, because the head is the valuable part.

  3. John Cruden:

    Each illegally traded horn or tusk represents not an antique object but a dead animal. Wildlife trafficking entails poaching, bribery, smuggling and organized crime.

  4. Gavin Newsom:

    Democracy is not a football. You don't throw it around, it's more like a, I don't know, antique vase. You can drop it and smash it in a million different pieces.

  5. William Golding:

    Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.


Translations for antique

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for antique »

Translation

Find a translation for the antique synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"antique." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/antique>.

Discuss these antique synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for antique?

    Image or illustration of

    antique

    Credit »

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. iffy
    • B. chancy
    • C. dicey
    • D. certain

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for antique: