Definition of antiquated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈantɪkweɪtɪd/


Old-fashioned or outdated: this antiquated central heating system
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  • Hard cases make bad law, but antiquated conventions make bad legal practice.
  • How can they still have this antiquated system where Sutton residents have no control over how much gas they use, or how much they can pay?
  • If ever there was an opportunity to address the antiquated system of BBC funding and governance, this is it.
British informal past its/one's sell-by date
North American informal horse and buggy, mossy


Late 16th century (in the sense 'old, of long standing'): from ecclesiastical Latin antiquare 'make old', from antiquus (see antique).

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