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Word of the Day 02/28/21 Antediluvian

Antediluvian (adjective, noun)
antediluvian [ an-tee-di-loo-vee-uhn ]


adjective
1. of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Genesis 7, 8.
2. very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas.

noun
3. a person who lived before the Flood.
4. a very old or old-fashioned person or thing.

WORDS RELATED TO ANTEDILUVIAN
antique, primitive, ancient, old, antiquated, archaic, hoary, obsolete, old-fashioned, passé, primeval, primordial, timeworn, venerable, age-old

See synonyms for: antediluvian / antediluvians on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1640–50; ante- + Latin dīluvi(um) “a flood, deluge” + -an;see origin at deluge

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTEDILUVIAN
Didn't Linehan and Mathews know they were perpetuating antediluvian blah blah blah... You know the drill.
FATHER TED: COMEDY AS LIBERATION|TOM DORAN|MARCH 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Put aside an invincibly ignorant Rick Perry or the antediluvian Ron Paul, who would abolish the Fed altogether.
CAN BEN BERNANKE, LIKE JOHN ROBERTS, IGNORE POLITICAL PRESSURE AND DO HIS JOB?|ROBERT SHRUM|JULY 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST

“Through Cain came all the smart, educated people down to the antediluvian flood—the intellectuals, bible colleges,” Branham wrote.
INSIDE SARAH'S CHURCH|MAX BLUMENTHAL|SEPTEMBER 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST

But carriages, dog-carts and antediluvian flys began to pour into The Park.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)|CHARLES JAMES WILLS

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