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adjective: Extremely old; old-fashioned; primitive.
The word literally means before the flood, referring to the Biblical story of Noah and his flood. From Latin ante- (before) + diluvium (flood), from diluere (to wash away), from dis- (away) + -luere (to wash), combining form of lavere (to wash). Earliest documented use: 1646. The opposite is postdiluvian.
"Despite the appearance of modernity, management remains antediluvian."
Asian Banks Hold on to Their Antediluvian Ways; South China Morning Post (Hong Kong); Sep 10, 1997.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:He who has a why can endure any how. -Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)
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