Definition of antiquated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæntɪkweɪtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntɪkweɪtɪd//
(usually disapproving)
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(of things or ideas) old-fashioned and no longer suitable for modern conditions synonym outdated antiquated legal procedures The antiquated heating system barely heats the larger rooms. The committee has recommended that all antiquated legal procedures should be simplified. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘old, of long standing’): from ecclesiastical Latin antiquare ‘make old’, from antiquus, anticus ‘former, ancient’, from ante ‘before’.
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