Antiquated



continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned:
antiquated attitudes.
no longer used; obsolete or obsolescent:
The spinning wheel is an antiquated machine.
aged; old:
to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better:
This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.
to design or create in an style; cause to appear .
Contemporary Examples

But the resulting cascade is often a symptom of inadequate infrastructure and antiquated recovery measures.
It’s the Electric Grid, Stupid Daniel Stone September 9, 2011

I think it’s ridiculous and antiquated, but to each their own.
No, I Don’t Know the Girl from Slumdog! Ravi Somaiya February 22, 2009

How an antiquated understanding of race relations results in minority staffers getting the short shrift.
Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less Tim Mak August 10, 2014

Many thought that the black community had grown too complex to have a black leader, that the entire idea was antiquated.
And Next: Mt. Rushmore? Touré November 9, 2008

Increased tolerance and expansions in civil rights over the years have turned once mainstream attitudes into antiquated vitriol.
Why Pat Buchanan Loves Vladimir Putin Caitlin Dickson December 18, 2013

Historical Examples

They are the cares and troubles of our antiquated, mischievous system of housekeeping.
The home Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A dry, antiquated woman, she greeted me with unexpected frankness.
Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald

It is near two thousand years since it has been observed that these devices of ambition, avarice, and turbulence were antiquated.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12) Edmund Burke

The close black felt bonnet was rusty and of antiquated shape.
Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller

I asked, supposing he would say: “By their plain style of dress and antiquated breastpins.”
A Girl’s Life in Virginia before the War Letitia M. Burwell

adjective
outmoded; obsolete
aged; ancient
verb (transitive)
to make obsolete or old-fashioned
to give an old or antique appearance to
adj.

1620s, past participle adjective from antiquate (1530s) “to make old or obsolete,” from Latin antiquatus, past participle of antiquare (see antique (adj.)). An older adjective in the same sense was antiquate (early 15c.), from Latin.

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