Antonyms for antique

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : an-teek
Phonetic Transcription : ænˈtik

Definition of antique

Origin :
  • 1530s, "aged, venerable," from Middle French antique "old" (14c.), from Latin antiquus (later anticus) "ancient, former, of olden times; old, long in existence, aged; venerable; old-fashioned," from PIE *anti in sense of "before" (see ante) + *okw- "appearance" (see eye (n.)). Originally pronounced in English like its parallel antic, but French pronunciation and spelling were adopted from c.1700.
  • adj old
  • noun old object, often of great value
Example sentences :
  • They are what modern life has contributed to the antique ideal of friendship.
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde
  • So far she had only been set to do landscape, and laborious drawings of casts from the antique.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • As Raphael is supposed to have said, all that was lacking to him was knowledge of the antique.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • And for art-lovers, what perennial beauty of an antique art is here.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • Here, indeed, is an up-to-date hermit, not an antique troglodyte.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • And you remember that I had admired it, this antique relic of art.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola
  • The vastness of the antique press seemed brightened and all refreshed by them.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola
  • Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • That depot-wagon was an antique and antiques are valuable these days.
  • Extract from : « Thankful's Inheritance » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If I wasn't an antique and married already I don't know but I'd be getting into line.
  • Extract from : « Mary-'Gusta » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Synonyms for antique

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