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antediluvian

an·te·di·lu·vi·an

antediluvian

 
 
pronunciation:
aen ti d lu vi n
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of the period before the Flood told of in the Bible.
Ur was a city in antediluvian times.
similar words:
age-old, ancient, archaic, earliest, early, neolithic, old, oldest, prehistoric, primeval
definition 2: hopelessly old-fashioned; primitive; outdated.
The fire department cannot continue to operate with this antediluvian equipment.
synonyms:
antiquated, outdated, superannuated
similar words:
démodé, fossillike, fuddy-duddy, obsolete, old-fashioned, out-of-date, outmoded, passé, primitive, quaint
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person living before the Flood.
similar words:
ancient, patriarch, primogenitor
definition 2: an old-fashioned or very elderly person.
synonyms:
elder, old-timer
similar words:
ancient, dinosaur, fogy, fossil, fuddy-duddy, golden ager, granny, old fogy, senior citizen
Word Parts
The word antediluvian contains the following part:
ante- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, pre-
antonyms:
post-