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[ UK /ˌæntiːdɪlˈuːvi‍ən/ ]
  1. any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge
  2. a very old person
  1. so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
    antediluvian ideas
    a ramshackle antediluvian tenement
    archaic laws
  2. of or relating to the period before the biblical flood
    antediluvian man
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How To Use antediluvian In A Sentence

  • The basement behind formed the firs fire station with its antediluvian engine, and opposite was the police station.
  • One even tells its followers that they may relive former lives, back into antediluvian periods.
  • antediluvian ideas
  • So far as he was concerned, all animal products were organic -- an attitude Nadia found hopelessly antediluvian. MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY
  • The term hapax legomenon), and could mean a lost species of tree, an antediluvian composite, or a lost art of producing wood for shipbuilding. Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
  • My mother has some hopelessly antediluvian ideas about the role of women.
  • a ramshackle antediluvian tenement
  • The antediluvian myth is one where it is suggested that the ancients lived exceptionally long lives.
  • Why should Wisconsin women be expected to revere his anti-woman, antediluvian teachings?
  • Freeman organises his almost overwhelmingly rich subject into thematic chapters, of which the most absorbing discuss the way such artists as John Martin portrayed the antediluvian world as a place of catastrophe or competition.
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