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Definition of "antiquated" []

  • Too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; outmoded. See Synonyms at old. (adjective)
  • Very old; aged: "The antiquated Earth, as one might say,/Beat like the heart of Man” ( William Wordsworth). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antiquated" in a sentence
  • "Caterpillar, based in Peoria, Ill., wants to cut wages roughly in half at the Ontario factory, so it will be "cost competitive in the global marketplace," while ending what it calls "antiquated work rules" that limit production flexibility."
  • "The chamber report also called for revamping what it called the "antiquated" organizational structure of the commission."
  • "You talk verbosely in antiquated terminology of your love of liberty, and all the while you wear the scarlet livery of the Iron Heel. '"