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an·te·di·lu·vi·an

 (ăn′tĭ-də-lo͞o′vē-ən)
adj.
1. Bible Occurring or belonging to the era before the Flood.
2. Extremely old or old-fashioned. See Synonyms at old.

[From ante- + Latin dīluvium, flood; see diluvial.]

an′te·di·lu′vi·an n.
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antediluvian

(ˌæntɪdɪˈluːvɪən; -daɪ-)
adj
1. (Bible) belonging to the ages before the biblical Flood (Genesis 7, 8)
2. old-fashioned or antiquated
n
an antediluvian person or thing
[C17: from ante- + Latin dīluvium flood]
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an•te•di•lu•vi•an

(ˌæn ti dɪˈlu vi ən)

adj.
1. of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8.
2. out of date; antiquated: antediluvian ideas.
n.
3. an old-fashioned person or thing.
[1640–50; ante- + Latin dīluvi(um) a flood, deluge + -an1]
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antediluvian

a person who lived before the Flood. — antediluvian, adj.
See also: Antiquity
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antediluvian

Belonging to a time before the flood described in the Bible.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antediluvian - any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian delugeantediluvian - any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge
patriarch - any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
2.antediluvian - a very old personantediluvian - a very old person      
Adj.1.antediluvian - of or relating to the period before the biblical floodantediluvian - of or relating to the period before the biblical flood; "antediluvian man"
2.antediluvian - so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier periodantediluvian - so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
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antediluvian

adjective old-fashioned, ancient, antique, obsolete, out-of-date, archaic, antiquated, passé, out of the ark (informal), old as the hills those antediluvian days before television
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antediluvian

adjective
1. Belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past:
2. Of, existing, or occurring in a distant period:
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Translations

antediluvian

[ˈæntɪdɪˈluːvɪən] ADJ (Rel, fig) → antediluviano
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antediluvian

[ˌæntidəˈluːvɪən] adj (= outdated, archaic) [attitude, view] → antédiluvien(ne); [object] → antédiluvien(ne)
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antediluvian

[ˈæntɪdɪˈluːvɪən] adj (liter, hum) → antidiluviano/a
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References in classic literature ?
These fellows demonstrate a hidden meaning in "The Antediluvians," a parable in Powhatan," new views in "Cock Robin," and transcendentalism in "Hop O' My Thumb." In short, it has been shown that no man can sit down to write without a very profound design.
Not a shriek, not a scream, Scarcely even a howl or a groan, As the man they called "Ho!" told his story of woe In an antediluvian tone.
Having already described him in most of his present habitatory and anatomical peculiarities, it now remains to magnify him in an archaeological, fossiliferous, and antediluvian point of view.
'It is an extremely proud and pleasant thing, sir, to be an antediluvian,' said the old lady.
But go to the old Galleries, and look now at a great Christian painter's portrait of this fish; for he succeeds no better than the antediluvian Hindoo.