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antiquated (adj) ancient; very old; outdated; old fashioned.

Any thing too old to suit modern conditions is antiquated. Oil lamps, candles, etc., as means of domestic and street lighting are antiquated in these days of electricity. In the present age of supersonic travel, horse-drawn carriages are antiquated. That is, they are not suitable for modern living conditions. E-mail, teleconferencing, etc., have antiquated surface mail and sea mail (ordinary post), because they are very slow, and do not suit the fast living of the modern times. Very old ideas which are inapplicable to modern conditions are antiquated.

  • In these days of electric locomotion, coal fired steam locomotives are antiquated.
  • Having taken his degree in law ten years ago, and not having had regular practice, Smith is little help to his clients, as his knowledge of law is antiquated.
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