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Synonyms for archaic
ɑrˈkeɪ ɪkar·cha·ic

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. archaic

    Some of the oldest or most ancient words are not obsolete, as father, mother, etc. A word is obsolete which has quite gone out of reputable use; a word is archaic which is falling out of reputable use, or, on the other hand, having been obsolete, is taken up tentatively by writers or speakers of influence, so that it may perhaps regain its position as a living word; a word is rare if there are few present instances of its reputable use. Compare OLD.

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    Synonyms:
    ancient, antiquated, disused, obsolescent, obsolete, old, out of date, rare

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antediluvian, antiquated, archaicadjective

    so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

    "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"

    Synonyms:
    antiquated, primitive, antediluvial, antediluvian

    Antonyms:
    late, new, later(a)

  2. archaic, primitiveadjective

    little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

    "archaic forms of life"; "primitive mammals"; "the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe"

    Synonyms:
    naive, antiquated, primitive, crude, rude, antediluvian

    Antonyms:
    late, new, later(a)

Editors Contribution

  1. passe

    having passed its time of use or usefulness

    Submitted by @Muskan on December 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. archaicadjective

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    old, ancient, obsolete, antiquated, antique, by-gone, out of use, out of date, out of fashion, old-fashioned

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#371old
#2682rare
#3283ancient
#3910antique
#9920crude
#10591primitive
#12199rude
#12297obsolete
#12662outdated
#18407naive
#29875archaic
#49178antiquated
#70253outmoded
#70951disused
#128612obsolescent
#155230antediluvian

How to use archaic in a sentence?

  1. Chris Stringer:

    This in turn may reinforce the idea that the successful spread of modern humans from Africa after about 60,000 years ago played at least a role, if not the most significant role, in the physical extinction of other forms of humans outside of Africa, however, at least some of those other forms of human did not go completely extinct, since their DNA lives on in us today through ancient interbreeding between the archaic and early modern populations. This leaves open the fascinating possibility that even floresiensis might have contributed some of its DNA to living groups in the region, if there was at least a short overlap between floresiensis and sapiens about 50,000 years ago.

  2. Bing Su:

    Ancient DNA technique is a really powerful tool, it tells us quite definitively that the Red Deer Cave people were modern humans instead of an archaic species, such as Neanderthals or Denisovans, despite their unusual morphological features.

  3. Northrop Frye:

    Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.

  4. Sriram Sankararaman:

    We are beginning to learn more about the impact of DNA from archaic hominins on human biology, we now know that both Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA was deleterious in general but there were some genes where this DNA had an adaptive impact. For example, altitude adaptation in Tibetans was likely facilitated by a Denisovan introgressed gene.

  5. Zhang Hanwen:

    We didn't foresee this result, conservatively, our data refutes some recent claims regarding the role of archaic humans in wiping out prehistoric elephants, ever since big game hunting became a crucial part of our ancestors' subsistence strategy around 1.5 million years ago.


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