- 1In or according to styles or types no longer current; not modern: an old-fashioned kitchen rangeMore example sentences
- These are only two of the hundreds of examples of secrecy in what is now seen as a very old-fashioned style of government.
- The mansion's interior was as beautifully decorated as the outside - a fusion of modern technology and old-fashioned artefacts.
- She walks toward her kitchen and grabs an old-fashioned basket with handles, the basket is made from tree bark and it shines beautifully in the day.
- 1.1Favouring traditional or conservative ideas or customs: she’s stuffy and old-fashionedMore example sentences
out of date, outdated, dated, out, out of fashion, outmoded, unfashionable, last year's, frumpish, frumpy, out of style, outworn, old, old-time, old-world, behind the times, archaic, obsolescent, obsolete, ancient, antiquated, superannuated, defunct; medieval, prehistoric, antediluvian, old-fogeyish, old-fangled, conservative, backward-looking, quaint, anachronistic, crusted, feudal, fusty, moth-eaten, olde worlde; French passé, démodé, vieux jeu• archaic square-toed
- Many newspaper editors and owners still cling to the old-fashioned idea that they know better than you how you should vote.
- Surely the more old-fashioned idea of locally-reared meat being slaughtered at a local abattoir a short distance away makes perfect sense.
- It may be an old-fashioned idea, but life is meaningless unless it is shared.
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- It has a sort of transcendent old-fashionedness, as though the music of the future had travelled back in time.
- It is fairly extraordinary in this day and age - almost baroque in its old-fashionedness.
- The sanitized old-fashionedness of the design gives the paper just a whiff of authenticity, like old books scattered around a stage set.