The word old has multiple meanings, and the same is true for new. In this post we’ll look at 10 synonyms for each word and see how they convey different meanings of old and new. Note that this article is about multiple ways to describe a person’s age. This one is all about something rather than someone.
Synonyms for Old
|Age-old||having existed for a very long time||story, tradition, custom, problem, civilization|
|Ancient||age-old||tree, culture, tradition, art, ruins, monument|
|Timeworn||damaged or made less interesting or attractive as a result of age or much use||equipment, face, expression, phrase, excuse|
|Archaic||very old or old-fashioned||method, word, system, rule, law, language|
|Time-honored||respected because it has been used or done for a long time||custom, tradition, practice, method, way/fashion|
|Orthodox||traditional, normal, accepted by most people||belief, activity, idea, method, system|
|Conventional||orthodox||clothes, behavior, attitude, morality, method, approach|
|Passé||(disapproving) no longer fashionable||brand, style, idea, certain thing or model|
|Antique||old and often valuable||jewelry, furniture, coins, shop (selling antiques)|
|Antiquated||(disapproving) old-fashioned and no longer suitable for modern conditions||thing, idea, procedure, system, building|
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Synonyms for New
|Brand new||completely new||brand, computer, car, smartphone, coat, recipe|
|Original||new and interesting in a way that is different from anything that has existed before||idea, suggestion, concept, creation, plan|
|Up to the minute||fashionable and modern; including the latest information||style, fashion, design; news, report, data|
|Novel||new and original, not like anything seen before||concept, plan, feature, idea, suggestion|
|Pioneering||introducing ideas and methods that have never been used before||technique, method, way, work|
|Trailblazing||done or tried for the first time, making it possible for others to follow||research, idea, event, organization, role|
|Fresh||new or different in a way that adds to or replaces something||start, evidence, look, idea, approach|
|Groundbreaking||making new discoveries; using new methods||research, article, novel, work, experiment|
|Innovative||new and original; groundbreaking||idea, method, approach, product|
|In||fashionable, trendy||clothes, shoes, look, style|
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New and old are often used to describe technology, but if you want to make your speech more colorful, try using adjectives like old-hat and cutting-edge among others. Read this article for more related synonyms.