archaic

If you use the adjective archaic you are referring to something outmoded, belonging to an earlier period. Rotary phones and cassette players already seem so archaic!

The adjective archaic means something that belongs to an earlier or antiquated time. It can also mean something that is outdated but can still be found in the present and therefore could seem out of place. The word comes from Greek, archaikos, and literally means "from Classical Greek culture," though it's meaning has broadened as it's been used in English. So, while Greek clay pots and urns are archaic, so are the parents of all teenagers!

DEFINITIONS OF: archaic

1

adj so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

archaic laws”
Synonyms:
antediluvian, antiquated
old
of long duration; not new

adj little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

archaic forms of life”
Synonyms:
primitive
early
being or occurring at an early stage of development
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