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Definition of 'antediluvian'


  1. any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge
       Synonyms: antediluvian patriarch
  2. a very old person
       Synonyms: ancient


  1. of or relating to the period before the biblical flood; "antediluvian man"
       Synonyms: antediluvial
  2. so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"
       Synonyms: antiquated archaic

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