One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the chair's an antique’
collector's item, period piece, museum piece, antiquity, object of virtu
treasure, relic, curio
old, antiquarian, collectable
new, modern, state-of-the-art
2‘statues of antique gods’
ancient, of long ago
literary of yore
3‘antique work practices’
out of date, outdated, outmoded, old-fashioned, archaic, antiquated, anachronistic, ancient, antediluvian, superannuated, outworn, behind the times, primitive, medieval, quaint, old-fangled, obsolescent, obsolete, prehistoric
informal out of the ark, fossilized, as old as the hills, old hat, creaky, clunky, mouldy
British informal past its sell-by date, past one's sell-by date
North American informal horse and buggy, mossy
current, modern, up to date
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