Synonyms for antique
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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 The antiquated is not so much out of date as out of vogue.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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
old-timer, oldtimer, gaffer, old geezer, antiquenoun
an elderly man
any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age
"the beautiful antique French furniture"
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"
belonging to or lasting from times long ago
"age-old customs"; "the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"
shop for antiques
"We went antiquing on Saturday"
give an antique appearance to
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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.
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.
Each illegally traded horn or tusk represents not an antique object but a dead animal. Wildlife trafficking entails poaching, bribery, smuggling and organized crime.
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.
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.
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- قديم, عتيقArabic
- старинен предмет, античен, старинен, антикаBulgarian
- antic, antiquatCatalan, Valencian
- Antiquität, antikGerman
- antikvaĵo, antikvaEsperanto
- antiguo, antigüedadSpanish
- antiikki, antiikkinen, antiikkiesine, antikviteettiFinnish
- antik, régiség, antikvitásHungarian
- アンティーク, 骨董, 骨董品, 古いJapanese
- antikvarisk, antikvitetNorwegian
- antyk, antycznyPolish
- antigo, antiquado, antiguidadePortuguese
- антиквариат, старинный, антикварный, древний, античныйRussian
- antički, antikvitetSerbo-Croatian
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