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grown old
Victorian
antique
bygone
classical
done with
fossilized
mid-Victorian
outworn
petrified
retired
superseded
undeveloped
worn-out

ancient; no longer used


archaic
\ar*cha"ic\ (&?;), a. [gr. 'archai:ko`s old-fashioned, fr. 'archai^os ancient.] of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent.


Archaic may refer to a period of time preceding a "classical period":
  • List of archaeological periods
    • Archaic Greece
    • Archaic period in the Americas
    • Early Dynastic Period of Egypt
  • Archaic Homo sapiens, people who lived about 300,000 to 30,000 B.P. (this is far earlier than the archaeological definition)
  • Archaism, the use of a form of speech or writing that is no longer current
  • Archaic language, preserving features that are no longer present in languages of the same family
  • List of archaic musical instruments
  • Archaic Latin (also called Old Latin or Early Latin), Latin language up to about 75 BC

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Adjective
1. so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"
(synonym) antediluvian, antiquated
(similar) old
2. little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type; "archaic forms of life"; "primitive mammals"; "the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe"
(synonym) primitive
(similar) early


(a.)
Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent.
  

Antiquated


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