Archaic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɑːrˈkeɪɪk|  American pronunciation of the word archaic
Brit.  |ɑːˈkeɪɪk|  British pronunciation of the word archaic

adjective

- so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period(syn: antediluvian, antiquated)

archaic laws

- little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type(syn: primitive)

archaic forms of life

Examples

The company needs to update its archaic computer systems.

...a man with some archaic notions about the proper sphere for women...

Many smaller radio stations broadcast on archaic equipment.

...an avid word enthusiast who is compiling a lexicon of archaic and unusual words...

'corporate' is an archaic term

'corrupt' is archaic

Socialism extinguished these archaic customs

'agone' is an archaic word for 'ago'

'swart' is archaic

'aweary' is archaic

'slumbery' is archaic

'glistering' is an archaic term

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