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archaic

ar·cha·ic

archaic

pronunciation:
ar keI ihk
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to ancient times.
The town is still partially surrounded by archaic ruins.
synonyms:
ancient
similar words:
old
definition 2: having the features or characteristics typical of a much older time; antiquated.
These archaic laws are still on the books in many states.
synonyms:
antiquated, antique
similar words:
bygone, old
definition 3: no longer in common use, esp. in speech or writing.
"Fain" as an adjective is archaic.
synonyms:
obsolete, out-of-date, outdated, outmoded, passť
antonyms:
up-to-date
similar words:
behindhand, bygone, extinct, superannuated
derivation: archaically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word archaic contains the following part:
arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy Greek root that means first in rank or time
synonyms:
prim, princ, prot, proto