When Robert visited his uncle in the mountains of Nepal, the antiquated or obsolete plumbing system challenged him. Having spent most of his life in modern urban settings, Robert felt insecure among antiquated hand tools and outdated facilities. His adventurous and elderly uncle—who was rather antiquated himself—merely grinned at Robert’s views of travel in Nepal and kept hiking, wooden staff in hand, toward the horizon.
Quiz: What does it mean when something is antiquated?
- It is considered too old and useless.
- It is considered highly likable and even beloved.
- It is considered boring and not interesting.