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adjective as in very old


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That’s led to the assumption that there are millions of these archaic animals crisscrossing the deeps in front of coral reefs.

These discoveries pose new questions regarding the nature of our interaction with other archaic human species.

It used to mean something “alien” or “foreign,” and though this is an archaic definition, it’s part of the word’s legacy.

Obviously, the researchers who did the phylogenetic analysis know what they’re saying when they assert that this species mixes modern and archaic features, but physical characteristics are less informative of a lineage’s relationships than DNA is.

The jaw too displays archaic features, but also includes forms commonly seen in Neanderthals.

There are some pretty archaic, long-held biases and prejudices that remain in place (see Mets, New York).

While he enjoyed the experience once in the air, he found the process of booking the flight to be archaic and obscure.

Too many shows meet their demise way early because of an archaic way of counting.

There was one daunting, archaic elevator, and a flight of stairs with no lights.

The counterargument, of course, is that this method of delivery is pretty archaic.

Spacing after punctuation standardized, inconsistent hyphenation and archaic spelling retained.

The following archaic spellings of words were used in the original book and have been retained: head-ach; concuring; delinated.

He even brushed up his archaic French for the sake of inquiring directly after the child's health from Fanchette.

In English archaic writings the instances in which the mention of the Satanic power is thus utilised are not numerous.

Neither are we able to support the contention that it takes its rise in the archaic “woundy,” which perished in the same fires.

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On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to archaic, such as: ancient, antiquated, obsolete, old-fashioned, outmoded, and primitive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.