antediluvian, antiquated, archaic(adj)
so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
"a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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 A word is obsolete which has quite gone out of reputable use; a word is archaic which is falling out of reputable use, or, on the other hand, having been obsolete, is taken up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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How to use archaic in a sentence?
Lending remains pretty much an archaic process for banks, largely based on paper forms that are designed to give customers a poor experience, research shows that four out of five banking customers will happily leave their banks for a better customer experience.
It seems to me that this is a little archaic, and that it is not fair.
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
I think the rules in Congress, and in particular the rules in the Senate, are unbelievably archaic and slow-moving and, in many cases, unfair.
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.
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- древен, стар, архаиченBulgarian
- arcaicCatalan, Valencian
- arkaisk, fortidig, gammeldagsDanish
- archaisch, veraltetGerman
- αρχαϊκός, απαρχαιωμένοςGreek
- antiikkinen, vanhahtavaFinnish
- àrsaidhScottish Gaelic
- ouderwets, archaïsch, verouderdDutch
- foreldet, gammeldags, arkaiskNorwegian
- învechit, arhaicRomanian
- ålderdomlig, arkaisk, arkaiserandeSwedish
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