archaic (adj.)

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

    [ Syn: antediluvian , antiquated ]

  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

    [ Syn: primitive ]

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