Meaning of antiquated in English:


Pronunciation /ˈantɪkweɪtɪd/

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  • Old-fashioned or outdated.

    ‘this antiquated central heating system’
    • ‘Hard cases make bad law, but antiquated conventions make bad legal practice.’
    • ‘How can they still have this antiquated system where Sutton residents have no control over how much gas they use, or how much they can pay?’
    • ‘If ever there was an opportunity to address the antiquated system of BBC funding and governance, this is it.’
    • ‘The Scottish Parliament is already in the process of dismantling our antiquated feudal system of land laws.’
    • ‘It is an antiquated system where blunders are easily committed and just as easily covered up.’
    • ‘Such irony that the nation leading the world into the Information Age has an electoral system that is so antiquated.’
    • ‘We have a court system that creaks under antiquated traditions, and distinct reluctance to change them.’
    • ‘They may find it quaint or antiquated, rather than charming, and its few flaws may stand out larger due to the hype.’
    • ‘We see a lot of antiquated regulatory enforcement systems in various parts of the world.’
    • ‘First up is a review of the house-building industry and the antiquated planning system.’
    • ‘In Britain, slopping out was branded as one of the indignities of an antiquated prison system.’
    • ‘The antiquated system of temporal note keeping needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.’
    • ‘The system, which replaces the antiquated radio network, was due to be introduced in the Humberside area in August.’
    • ‘The religious leaders are encouraging it, for the same antiquated reasons they always have.’
    • ‘Like many London houses, this was a narrow, up-and-down affair with antiquated facilities.’
    • ‘Because of the type of film he uses, he is forced to use antiquated cameras that do not accommodate the recording of direct sound.’
    • ‘Homer turns bootlegger when Springfield enforces an antiquated prohibition law.’
    • ‘Some of those antiquated attitudes are unfortunately still kicking around, according to Warner.’
    • ‘He added that the staff would be moving from an antiquated facility belonging to a past era to a new, comfortable facility.’
    • ‘Posters seem a somewhat antiquated form of expression, at least the paper kind.’
    outdated, out of date, outmoded, behind the times, old-fashioned, archaic, anachronistic, superannuated, outworn, ancient, antediluvian, primitive, medieval, quaint, old-fangled, obsolescent, obsolete, prehistoric
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Late 16th century (in the sense ‘old, of long standing’): from ecclesiastical Latin antiquare ‘make old’, from antiquus (see antique).