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Definition obsolete or old-fashioned
  • antiquated ideas
  • antiquated regulations that inhibit progress
  • One day he would read a book of antiquated philosophy, and the next day one that was ultra-modern, so that his head would be whirling with the conflict and contradiction of ideas.
    Jack London  --  Martin Eden
  • If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?
    Maria Montessori
  • No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not some day be antiquated... To seize the flying thought before it escapes us is our only touch with reality.
    Ellen Glasgow
  • An antiquated philosophy.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • That people will find him in their own lives and leave your antiquated rituals behind?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The child sparingly stroked down her antiquated skirt.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Such works are held as antiquate and mossy; And as regards the younger folk, indeed, They never yet have been so pert and saucy.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • The Icelanders are known to keep up the use of these antiquated weapons, and this must have belonged to Hans, who has let it fall without knowing it.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • "Your information is antiquated," he snapped.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • The table glittered with silver–shiny scalpels and an assortment of antiquated medical tools that I couldn't put a name to.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • This is the only possible outcome of the antiquated belief that the insignificant life of a seven-year-old kid still matters.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • The race would be one-on-one, though not officially a match race; by antiquated racing rules, a match had to be a purseless race.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Shaken by that vision from another world, Aureliano Triste barely noticed that the woman was aiming an antiquated pistol at him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Mademoiselle de Gondelaurier knew how her mother's antiquated mode of speech shocked the captain.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Cassie heard noises-a thump next door, the antiquated sound of thunder.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The child sparingly stroked down her antiquated skirt.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • It seemed antiquated to him, with many useless or duplicated functions that had been essential in other stages of the human race but were not in ours.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • This was the unnecessary, and antiquated, burden of uncertainty.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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