Synonyms of ancient in English:

ancient


See definition of ancient

adjective

1‘the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean’

SYNONYMS

of long ago, earliest, first, early, past, former, bygone

prehistoric, primeval, primordial, primitive

classical

literary olden, of yore, foregone

ANTONYMS

recent, contemporary

2‘an ancient custom’

SYNONYMS

old, very old, age-old, antediluvian, time-worn, time-honoured, immemorial, long-lived

atavistic

ANTONYMS

new, recent, modern

3‘you make me feel positively ancient’

SYNONYMS

antiquated, archaic, antediluvian, medieval, obsolete, obsolescent, superannuated, anachronistic, old-fashioned, out of date, outmoded

aged, elderly, venerable, hoary, decrepit

démodé, passé

informal fossilized, as old as the hills, cobwebby, in one's dotage, out of the ark, creaky, clunky, mouldy

British informal past its sell-by date, past one's sell-by date

North American informal mossy, horse and buggy

ANTONYMS

youthful, up to date