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Definitions and Synonyms of archaic | Another word for archaic | What is archaic?

Definition 1: little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where archaic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for archaic in the sense of this definition

(archaic is similar to ...) being or occurring at an early stage of development

"in an early stage" "early forms of life" "early man" "an early computer"

Definition 2: so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where archaic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ramshackle antediluvian tenement
  • antediluvian ideas
  • archaic laws

Synonyms for archaic in the sense of this definition

(archaic is similar to ...) of long duration; not new

"old tradition" "old house" "old wine" "old country" "old friendships" "old money"

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