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1. old-fashioned

adjective. ['ˌoʊldˈfæʃənd'] out of fashion.

Synonyms

  • passee
  • unfashionable
  • antique
  • passe
  • demode
  • unstylish
  • old-hat
  • outmoded

Antonyms

  • man
  • woman
  • new
  • stylish

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Words that Rhyme with Old Wives Tale

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale

Example sentences of the word old-wives-tale


1. Noun Phrase
The old wives tale of using tomato juice does not neutralize the odor effectively but temporarily masks it.

2. Noun Phrase
However, more is known about how cats grow and develop so that old wives tale has been dismissed.

3. Noun Phrase
The idea that cold milk gives toddlers stomach cramps is simply an old wives tale.

2. age-old

adjective. belonging to or lasting from times long ago.

Synonyms

  • antique

Antonyms

  • junior
  • inexperienced

3. tale

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program.

Synonyms

  • message
  • fairytale
  • content
  • fairy tale
  • narrative
  • folk tale
  • folktale
  • sob stuff
  • subject matter
  • tall tale
  • fairy story
  • tearjerker
  • sob story
  • story
  • substance
  • nursery rhyme

Antonyms

  • unhappy
  • dissatisfy
  • discontent
  • rejection

Etymology

  • talen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • talian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tale

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] a trivial lie.

Synonyms

  • fairy tale
  • fib
  • tarradiddle
  • taradiddle
  • lie
  • cock-and-bull story
  • fairy story
  • song and dance
  • prevarication
  • story

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • belief
  • unbelief
  • displeased

Etymology

  • talen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • talian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. old

adjective. ['ˈoʊld'] of long duration; not new.

Synonyms

  • antique
  • long-ago
  • yellow
  • hand-down
  • age
  • stale
  • nonmodern
  • yellowed
  • antediluvian
  • past
  • sunset
  • hoary
  • worn
  • rusty
  • age-old
  • secondhand
  • used
  • noncurrent
  • longtime
  • archaic
  • immemorial
  • patched
  • auld
  • antiquated

Antonyms

  • new
  • modern
  • current
  • future
  • present

Etymology

  • old (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. old

adjective. ['ˈoʊld'] (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age.

Synonyms

  • senescent
  • gray-haired
  • centenarian
  • sexagenarian
  • superannuated
  • gaga
  • middle-aged
  • senior
  • gray
  • experient
  • senile
  • over-the-hill
  • anile
  • darkened
  • age
  • venerable
  • overaged
  • hoar
  • emeritus
  • older
  • grey
  • overage
  • octogenarian
  • grey-headed
  • of age
  • hoary
  • gray-headed
  • white-haired
  • grey-haired
  • ancient
  • oldish
  • elderly
  • mature
  • grizzly
  • doddering
  • nonagenarian
  • experienced
  • ageing
  • aging
  • doddery

Antonyms

  • inexperienced
  • young
  • immature
  • unskilled

Etymology

  • old (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. old

adjective. ['ˈoʊld'] (used for emphasis) very familiar.

Antonyms

  • discolor

Etymology

  • old (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. old

adjective. ['ˈoʊld'] skilled through long experience.

Synonyms

  • experient
  • experienced

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • first
  • chromatic color

Etymology

  • old (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. old

noun. ['ˈoʊld'] past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old').

Synonyms

  • past times
  • yesteryear

Antonyms

  • youngness
  • majority
  • minority

Etymology

  • old (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. Old

adjective. of a very early stage in development.

Antonyms

  • late
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