archaic archaic  /ɑr ˈkeɪ ɪk/


  1. (adj) so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
  2. (adj) little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type



  1. These archaic laws cannot work in this age of Internet.
  2. The archaic rainwater drainage system was not able to cope with the deluge and the entire area got inundated.
  3. The archaic mindset is the root cause of animosity and the intransigence of the warring parties.


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    Stupid pot laws a chronic malady by Chris Potter The first step in addressing a substance-abuse problem, they say, is admitting you have one. But when it comes to our archaic pot laws, that isn't enough.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh City Paper


  1. "Even if you hit the net, supposedly in the process, that's part of it, but that rule is kind of archaic," Jackson said.
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Phil Jackson Source: USA Today

  2. "Despite unions representing only 17 per cent of Australian workers, Labor's archaic membership rules require that all their MPs be union members. It would appear that whoever pays the piper still calls the tune," Senator Ronaldson said.
    on Feb 2, 2009 By: Michael Ronaldson Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "We need investment in our digital infrastructure," Osborne said in his budget speech. "But the previous government's landline duty is an archaic way of achieving this, hitting 30 million households who happen to have a fixed telephone line....
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: George Osborne Source: The Guardian

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