Meaning of 'antediluvian'

Find the meaning of the word ‘antediluvian’

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Meaning of ‘antediluvian’

4 definitions found.



so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

Example: "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"

Synonyms: archaic


of or relating to the period before the biblical flood

Example: "antediluvian man"

Synonyms: antediluvial


a very old person

Synonyms: ancient


any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge

Synonyms: antediluvian patriarch

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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