- no longer used or useful; obsolete, old-fashioned, out-of-date, etc.
An example of something that is antiquated is a rotary phone.
- Too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; outmoded. See Synonyms at old.
- Very old; aged: “They were always chippering and chatting to each other, like a pair of antiquated house-sparrows” ( Harriet Beecher Stowe )
(comparative more antiquated, superlative most antiquated)
- old-fashioned, out of date
Said of abstract concepts (such as doctrines, notions, ideas, principles, opinions, philosophies, methods, and words), but also of physical objects such as doors and maps.
- Give up the antiquated morals or the relationship.
- Think of it as a tribal warrior society that's kinda backwards or antiquated in its customs.
- His language was antiquated and his style dry, but his work was considered important.
- A propane tank perched on concrete blocks looked out of place in the antiquated setting.
- Silk spinning and weaving are carried on on antiquated lines, and silkworms are reared in a desultory fashion.