continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned: antiquated attitudes.
no longer used; obsolete or obsolescent: The spinning wheel is an antiquated machine.
aged; old:

Origin of antiquated

First recorded in 1615–25; antiquate + -ed2
Related formsan·ti·qua·ted·ness, nounun·an·ti·quat·ed, adjective

Synonym study



verb (used with object), an·ti·quat·ed, an·ti·quat·ing.

to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better: This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.
to design or create in an antique style; cause to appear antique.

Origin of antiquate

1400–50; late Middle English antiquat old < Medieval Latin antīquātus old, ancient, past participle of antiquāre to put in an earlier state, verbal derivative of Latin antīquus; see antique
Related formsan·ti·qua·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for antiquated

Contemporary Examples of antiquated

Historical Examples of antiquated

  • A dry, antiquated woman, she greeted me with unexpected frankness.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • Some of them are antiquated; not all are legitimate; the best have their drawbacks.

  • "That theory is older than the discovery of the antiquated zipper," Spink orated.

    Operation Earthworm

    Joe Archibald

  • The close black felt bonnet was rusty and of antiquated shape.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • Remove the antiquated restrictions that enslave our daily actions.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith

British Dictionary definitions for antiquated



outmoded; obsolete
aged; ancient
Derived Formsantiquatedness, noun


verb (tr)

to make obsolete or old-fashioned
to give an old or antique appearance to

Word Origin for antiquate

C15: from Latin antīquāre to make old, from antīquus ancient
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Word Origin and History for antiquated

1620s, past participle adjective from antiquate (1530s) "to make old or obsolete," from Latin antiquatus, past participle of antiquare (see antique (adj.)). An older adjective in the same sense was antiquate (early 15c.), from Latin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper