antediluvian

adj
1. primeval, primal, prehistoric, preglacial, preadamic, Noachian, Noachic, Noachical; eolithic, Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, before the Flood or Deluge; primary, prime, pristine, early, earliest, initial, first; autochthonal, autochthonous, aboriginal.
2. antiquated, antique, fossilized, fossil-like, ancient, archaic; superannuated, oldest, age-old, immemorial, old, old as the hills, time worn, elderly, aged; atavistic, old-fashioned, old-fogyish, old-time, bygone, unmodern, quaint, old-world; out-of-date, outmoded, passe, obsolescent, obsolete.
3. primitive, primordial, primigenial, elementary, simple, uncomplicated; rudimentary, rudimental, embryonic, undeveloped; crude, unrefined, coarse, rough, unpolished; uncivilized, barbaric.
n
4. prehistoric man, Cro-Magnon, preadamite, cave man, ape-man, pithecanthrope, troglodyte; primitive, autochthon, aboriginal, Australian Inf. boong.
5. ancient, venerable, patriarch, elder, old timer, granny, Methuselah, Inf. oldster, Sl. relic; old fogy, Inf. fuddy-duddy, Inf. stick-in-the-mud.

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  • antediluvian — ANTEDILUVIÁN, Ă, antediluvieni, e, adj., subst. (Timp) care aparţine unei epoci străvechi a omenirii, dinainte de glaciaţia cuaternară. ♦ fig. Foarte vechi, străvechi; învechit, perimat. [pr.: vi an] – Din fr. antédiluvien. Trimis de ana zecheru …   Dicționar Român

  • antediluvian — an te*di*lu vi*an ([a^]n t[ e]*d[i^]*l[=u] v[i^]*an), a. Of or relating to the period before the Deluge in Noah s time; hence, antiquated; as, an antediluvian vehicle. n. One who lived before the Deluge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antediluvian — [an΄tē də lo͞o′vē ən, an΄tidə lo͞o′vē ən] adj. [< ANTE + L diluvium, a flood (see DILUVIUM) + AN] 1. of the time before the Biblical Flood 2. very old, old fashioned, or primitive n. an antediluvian person or thing …   English World dictionary

  • antediluvian — index obsolete, outdated, outmoded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • antediluvian — (adj.) before Noah s flood, 1640s, formed from L. ante before (see ANTE (Cf. ante)) + diluvium a flood (see DELUGE (Cf. deluge)). Coined by English physician Sir Thomas Browne (1605 1682). As a noun meaning person who lived before the Flood, from …   Etymology dictionary

  • antediluvian — ancient, antiquated, obsolete, antique, venerable, archaic , *old Analogous words: primordial, primeval, primal, pristine (see PRIMARY): *early …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • antediluvian — [adj] out of date; prehistoric age old, ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, hoary, obsolete, old, old fashioned, passé, primeval, primitive, primordial, timeworn, venerable; concepts 578,797,799 Ant. modern, new, up to date, young …   New thesaurus

  • antediluvian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) belonging to the time before the biblical Flood. 2) chiefly humorous ridiculously old fashioned. ORIGIN from ANTE (Cf. ↑ante ) + Latin diluvium deluge …   English terms dictionary

  • Antediluvian — The word antediluvian (syn.Prediluvian) (Latin for before the deluge ) is used to describe a period of time that preceded the Great Flood of Noah as related in the Book of Genesis in the Bible. The antediluvian periodThe Bible speaks of this era… …   Wikipedia

  • antediluvian — adjective Etymology: ante + Latin diluvium flood more at deluge Date: 1646 1. of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible 2. a. made, evolved, or developed a long time ago < an antediluvian automobile > b. extremely p …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antediluvian — [[t]æ̱ntidɪlu͟ːviən[/t]] ADJ Antediluvian things are old or old fashioned. [HUMOROUS] ...those antediluvian days before telephone answering machines …   English dictionary

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