antediluvian (adj.)

  1. of or relating to the period before the biblical flood; antediluvian man

    [ Syn: antediluvial ]

    antediluvian (n.)

  1. any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge

    [ Syn: antediluvian patriarch ]

  2. a very old person

    [ Syn: ancient ]

    antediluvian (adj.)

  1. so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; a ramshackle antediluvian tenement; antediluvian ideas; archaic laws

    [ Syn: antiquated , archaic ]

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